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How we learnt more about dangerous pollutants in Lagos lagoon

Pollutants from industrial and domestic sources in the Lagos lagoon represent a cocktail of environmental contaminants.
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Molly Rauch: Trump's EPA must strengthen standards for deadly particle pollution

Moms are nothing if not multitaskers. While sheltering in our homes and juggling even more responsibility for the care and education of our children, we are outraged at Andrew Wheeler's callous disregard for the health and wellbeing of our families.

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Eat less plastic

We all consume thousands of microplastic particles in food, water, and air, and plastic use can expose us to harmful chemicals. Consumer Reports explains how to eat less plastic and try to reduce your risk.
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Deadly pollutants surged by 3000 per cent at Vales Point power station run by Delta Electricity

The amount of dangerous fine particle pollution emitted by the Vales Point coal-fired power station on the NSW Central Coast has increased by 3000 per cent over the past six years and 181 percent last year.

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Hidden flood risk for San Francisco Bay Area communities lurks underground

Flooding linked to rising groundwater levels is a neglected consequence of rising seas. Bigger walls won't keep it out.

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Ohio EPA to develop system to track, enforce Lake Erie pollution

A new report from the Ohio EPA is assigning high priority to monitoring pollutants in the western basin of Lake Erie.
Toxics

State finds 56% of Minnesota's lakes and streams are 'impaired'

A popular stretch of the St. Croix River was found to be contaminated with phosphorus.
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People living near coal plants could be drinking 'toxic' contaminated water until 2028, thanks to new EPA ruling

The proposed changes to the coal combustion residual rule won't survive the courts, says Betsy Southerland, who wrote the rule in 2015. But it will delay protections for vulnerable communities.
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Dozens of countries take aim at climate super pollutants

Methane, HFCs and other short-lived climate pollutants are many times more potent than carbon dioxide but don't last as long. Cuts could have a powerful impact.
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Plastic pollution: Study finds microplastics in nearly all western Montana waters

More than 90 percent of the waters tested for plastics by a team of citizen scientists this summer have turned up positive results, though the source of the pollutants remains unknown.
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‘We won’: environmental activists claim victory after Detroit incinerator closes

Citing poor air quality and environmental racism, residents of the majority Black neighborhood surrounding the plant had long fought for its closure.
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Shut down the polluters

The amount of pollution created can always be reduced.

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Faye Flam: Hypocrisy in EPA cut to fetal health research

Cutting funding for research on pollutants and prenatal health betrays the Trump administration’s position on the sanctity of a fetus.
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Toxics

Group demands to know: who at Trump's EPA decided to slash funds used to protect children from toxic poisoning?

"This latest assault on children's health is the opposite of what millions of Americans want, which is a safe environment for their kids."
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Pollution "scrubbers" on ships keep the air cleaner - but they can make the water dirtier

A growing number of environmentalists are warning that "scrubbers" increasingly used to clean dirty cargo ship fuel and improve air quality are discharging pollutants into the sea.

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Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

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