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Auckland Harbour Bridge contamination: The letter residents weren't sent

Transport officials planned to ask residents living near the Auckland Harbour Bridge if their properties could be tested for heavy metals, without telling them contamination had already been found nearby.
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EPA scales back requirements for pesticide testing on fish

The EPA will allow pesticide producers to forego certain tests which can indicate whether chemicals accumulate in fish and enter the food chain.

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Questions raised about adequacy of Rogue River PFAS testing

Independent experts are questioning the adequacy of plans to examine how much fluorochemical pollution is entering the Rogue River from Wolverine World Wide contamination sites and subsequently washing downstream toward Lake Michigan.

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Midland County offers free water test kits to well owners concerned with potential contamination

Midland County residents with wells who live in flood-affected areas are asked to test their well water before using it.

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Scientists are looking at sewage and wastewater to track the spread of coronavirus

David Hirschberg has a simple explanation for why a growing number of scientists are looking to sewage to help track the spread of the novel coronavirus in communities around the world.

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Coronavirus: A warning to Latin America and the Caribbean to dramatically increase COVID-19 testing

A group of population experts have called on governments in Latin American and the Caribbean to urgently ramp up testing for COVID-19 before it's too late.
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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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State to begin widespread PFAS sampling this summer

State officials identified car washes and electroplating - a type of metal coating - facilities as high priorities for the next round of sampling.

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School lead testing bill moves forward in Vermont House

Lawmakers are moving forward with testing the drinking water at all of Vermont's schools for lead contamination and set a limit new limits for the potentially toxic heavy metal.
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New Tennessee state law to require schools to test lead levels in water

The drinking water at your child’s school will be tested soon – if you live in Tennessee. 
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Mercury discovered in 4 Beaufort County schools. Here’s what parents should know

District officials said that the rubber gym floors at four schools tested positive for mercury vapor.

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Atlantic water tests continue

The U.S. Navy has completed a second round of voluntary well water sampling in the area surrounding Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic and is extending the testing window for any resident who has not yet had their well sampled.

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Waste pits cleanup still could be a year away from starting

The EPA estimates it could be a year before cleanup of the San Jacinto Waste Pits begins, as officials negotiate a plan with the potential responsible parties to tackle the $115 million project.

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The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

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Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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