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Group says tighter radiation controls of drilling waste needed

The patchwork of radiation protection laws for oil and gas waste in the U.S. is “inconsistent,” said an official with the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, which provides expertise on radiation protection for a number of different industries.
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Maine will make companies pay for recycling. Here's how it works

The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”
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Microplastics wash out of your clothing and into the ocean. Some simple fixes could help

At five millimetres or smaller, microplastics are a growing problem in the world’s waters. They harm the food chain, showing up in plankton, the digestion systems of mammals, and seafood consumed by humans.
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PBF shares tumble on new N. California air pollution regulation

Shares of oil refiner PBF Energy Inc fell more than 10% on Northern California's new air pollution requirement that could possibly shut down the company's Martinez refinery in the state.

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David Bond: Are we being kept safe from ‘forever chemicals’ injected into fracking sites?

A bombshell exposé revealed that oil and gas firms are injecting PFAS chemicals into fracking sites, threatening groundwater.

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'Forever' chemicals could contaminate New Mexico water via fracking

A new report contended an industrial water pollutant could be in fluid used for hydraulic fracturing as the State of New Mexico made the case the chemical should be considered hazardous waste by the federal government.

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Sea snot choking Turkey's waters could be a warning to the world

One scientist says the slimy mess suffocating life in the Marmara Sea could be replicated along "overburdened" U.S. coastlines if action isn't taken.
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Wildfires only part of Colorado's ozone problem

The wildfire smoke that is streaming into Colorado from out of state, is only part of a pollution cocktail creating hazy skies on the Front Range. An air quality alert was in place for the 15th day in a row on Monday.

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COVID recovery to drive all-time emissions high: IEA

Countries have allocated more than $16 trillion (14 trillion euros) in fiscal support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly in the form of emergency financial help for workers and businesses. The IEA's Sustainable Recovery Tracker found that just $380 billion of this had been provided for clean energy projects.

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Some motorway speed limits reduced to 60mph for 'foreseeable future'

Some motorways in the UK are to operate with reduced speed limited of 60 miles per hour in an attempt to lower levels of pollution.

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NC Coastal Federation, partners talk combatting microplastic pollution

Plastic pollution is a widespread problem throughout the world's oceans and waterways, and environmentalists encourage people, businesses and governments to all take action.

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Doctors issue official guidance on effects of air pollution and bushfire smoke on pregnant people

New patient resources warning of the dangers of air pollution and bushfire smoke to pregnant people or those planning to conceive have been issued by the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in what is thought to be a world-first.

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NGO reports improve water quality in Chinese province, study finds

Volunteers monitored waterways in Jiangsu over 15 months, sending the results to three levels of government. Researchers say it led to an average 19 per cent reduction in the concentration of pollutants.
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Failure to introduce single-use plastics ban is ‘dereliction of Brexit promise’

The government has failed to uphold its promise of ensuring the UK's environmental standards do not drop following its departure from the European Union, campaigners say.

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Florida swamped by red tide – but is fertilizer plant spill making it worse?

Piles of dead fish, dolphins, turtles and manatees are rotting on the shorelines of coastal Florida in a soup of reddish brown ocean water after a devastating so-called "red tide" algal bloom struck sea life in the region.

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A toxic travelogue

The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

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