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California report tallies hundreds of failing water systems in the state

Hundreds more systems are at risk of not being able to meet drinking water standards.

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One Michigan county tells the story of a nation plagued by water pollution

Farms housing thousands of animals are one of several sources contaminating the Pine River and dividing a mid-Michigan community.

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How Hong Kong cleaned up its toxic harbour

Fifty years ago, Hong Kong’s landmark harbours were brimming with filth. It took a controversial project tunnelling under the crowded city to make the waters safe.
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New data reveals hidden flood risk across America

Nearly twice as many properties may be susceptible to flood damage than previously thought, according to a new effort to map the danger.
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North Carolina, in early stages of financial review, sees potentially large number of distressed water systems

North Carolina officials are working to develop a rating system that would identify public water and sewer providers at risk of financial failure.
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Leaky sewers plunge small North Carolina towns into financial crisis

State confronts challenge of affordable, reliable sewer service for some of its poorest communities.

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Don’t consign poor countries to wild storms and flooding.

DON’T CONSIGN POOR COUNTRIES TO WILD STORMS AND FLOODING

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EPA approves plan to remove San Jacinto Waste pits from river.

EPA approves plan to remove San Jacinto Waste pits from river

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EPA admits PCB in Minden.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host open public meetings at Glen Jean later this month to discuss results of PCB soil and water samples taken around Minden and Fayetteville in May and June, Acting Regional EPA Director Cecil Rodrigues said Thursday.

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Nova Scotia fisherman accused of smearing sludge on town mayor in escalating sewage feud.

LUNENBURG, N.S.—Standing on the bow of his fishing boat, Bill Flower only has to look down to see a thick brown sludge belch out of a municipal wastewater pipe and into one of Canada’s most iconic harbours.

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'Conflict of interest' row flares in advance of  PFOA discussions.

The European Commission and the consultancy it hired to work on its draft nomination of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to the Stockholm Convention, have both refuted claims that it was inappropriate to use the consultancy and that doing so "created a conflict of interest cloud over the proceedings".

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Trump’s global resorts put profit first, environment last, critics say.

Donald Trump’s negative environmental record in Scotland and elsewhere has conservationists concerned in Bali, where Trump firms are developing a major resort and golf facility known as Trump International Hotel & Tower Bali.

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Sewage plants are leaking millions of tiny plastic beads into Britain's seas.

Sewage plants are leaking millions of tiny plastic beads into Britain's seas

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Government move foils effort to reveal coal mine damage, environment groups say.

Extending the life of the Springvale coal mine will raise to "extreme" the risk of damage to upland swamps while locking in long-term pollution issues for Sydney's water catchment, according to evidence prepared for the Land and Environment Court.

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