EPA marks end to PCB cleanup in the Fox River/Green Bay

State and federal agencies still have work to do, including ongoing monitoring of conditions in the waterway.

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New contamination at an infamous N.J. chemical plant has scientists worried

Along the Delaware River in South Jersey, where heavy industry has long contributed to polluted water, air and ground, scientists have raised the alarm over a new contamination.


Barges carrying toxic ash from India to Bangladesh keep sinking

On May 25, a barge carrying 800-900 tonnes of fly ash from West Bengal to Bangladesh sank in the Hatania-Doania River at the edge of the Sundarbans.


A canal that opened the Montana prairie may soon dry up

An early 20th-century federal water project irrigated the prairie to create farms and towns in eastern Montana. But it needs a $200 million overhaul.

U.S. and Mexico both release plans to stop Tijuana River pollution

The Tijuana River has been a longtime problem for residents of Imperial Beach and Tijuana, as sewage and trash from the river have spilled into the Pacific Ocean for decades, often closing beaches near the border and damaging natural habitats along the river.


For this tribe, saving a river means saving the sturgeon

The Yakama Nation has been raising fish to release back into the Columbia River for more than a decade. Now, its hatchery is also producing caviar.

Communities on Brazil’s ‘River of Unity’ tested by dams, climate change

Pixaim is one of the remaining quilombos on the Atlantic coast, an Afro-Brazilian settlement already gravely impacted by upstream dams. Now climate change could doom it.

Massive thermal plant fuel leak pollutes Siberian river

Local authorities in Siberia have declared a state of emergency after 20,000 liters of diesel fuel seeped into a river sparking concerns from environmentalists.


This ambitious plan to clean Milwaukee’s rivers could make them swimmable

The next stage in the revival of Milwaukee's rivers aims much higher than being a nice setting for a lunch date or an afternoon of paddling.


When Manhattan was Mannahatta: A stroll through the centuries

From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan. Our critic walks with Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

‘There’s no more water’: Climate change on a drying island

A delicate ecosystem was disrupted in the Comoros, off East Africa, when forests were cleared to make way for farmland. The consequences offer lessons for other parts of the developing world.

Pennsylvania river on list of 10 most endangered American rivers

The Lower Youghiogheny River in southwestern Pennsylvania has been named one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the U.S. by American Rivers, a national organization that works to protect wild rivers, restore damaged rivers, and conserve clean water for people and nature.


Delaware River hailed as ‘national success story,’ named 2020 River of the Year

The Delaware River’s comeback from its polluted state decades ago make it “a model for other river restoration efforts,” American Rivers says in its 2020 endangered rivers report.

N.J.'s coronavirus death toll is likely higher thanks to decades of dirty air

New Jersey has struggled with air pollution for decades and now the risks of degraded air quality in the Garden State may be deadlier than ever.


To save Louisiana's vanishing coast, build a mini Mississippi near Boston

A $1.4 billion project to protect the Louisiana coast from subsidence and climate change is being tested in a warehouse-size lab in Massachusetts.
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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

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."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

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