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