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Bihar sends water samples for Covid contamination testing

Days after bodies were found floating in the Ganga river, samples collected from the water have been sent for testing to check for COVID-19 contamination.

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Pasig, other Philippine rivers among biggest contributors to ocean plastic pollution

The Philippines was the largest contributing country to the plastic waste that reaches the ocean, with the Pasig River ranked as the most polluting river in the world, a study by a Dutch nonprofit showed.

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New York lawmakers approve more monitoring of contaminants in drinking water

A bill aimed at identifying potentially harmful chemicals in drinking water has passed both houses of the state Legislature.

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New material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found a way to make plastic from abundant and sustainable plant proteins. Inspired by spider silk, the film works in a way similar to other plastics, but it can be composted at home.

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Officials push for national PFAS drinking water standard

Setting a national drinking water standard for what have been referred to as “forever chemicals" will be important in addressing contamination at military bases and communities throughout the U.S., witnesses said Wednesday during a congressional hearing.

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Alert issued for Halifax-area lake after suspected contamination sends person to hospital

Nova Scotia's Department of Environment is investigating a suspected contamination in Grand Lake, north of Fall River, after two dogs died and one person was sent to hospital.
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Poland to close Europe’s most polluting power plant by 2036

Poland plans to close Europe's most polluting power plant by the end of 2036, according to a draft document published by local authorities.

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Water, at the heart of Africa's environmental challenges

In Africa, marine pollution is reaching alarming proportions. One of the causes of this phenomenon is the uncontrolled disposal of solid waste (such as plastic, household, electronic, organic, medical, faecal sludge, etc.).

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Maui Ocean Center to provide beach cleanup materials

In honor of World Ocean Day, the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute announced a beach cleanup program that allows residents and visitors to Maui to take a hands-on approach to help protect marine environments and collect data.

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Fish consumption advisory issued due to PFAS contamination in the Yahara chain of lakes

Wisconsin health and environmental regulators are expanding the list of waters where people should limit fish they eat within the Yahara Chain of Lakes in Dane and Rock counties due to elevated levels of so-called forever chemicals known as PFAS.

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Aerial spraying blamed for dead marine life on NSW north coast beaches

Dead marine life, including beach worms and pipis, found on a beach on the New South Wales mid-north coast has been blamed on aerial spraying of bitou bush around the Seal Rocks area.

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Collier canals: Lack of nutrient criteria leaves gaps in restoration

No one knows how much nutrient pollution is too much in Collier's canals. Experts say this could feed red tide in the Gulf like the 2018 SWFL bloom.
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Increasing contamination causes shutdown of Tucson water treatment plant

Tucson Water will close its plant because rising levels of PFAS chemical compounds in south-side groundwater make it no longer cost-effective to keep treating it.
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