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Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast. Scientists demand action before it becomes a toxic dustbin

Great Salt Lake is also known as America's Dead Sea -- owing to a likeness to its much smaller Middle Eastern counterpart -- but scientists worry the moniker could soon take new meaning.
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Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law

State is the first to enact a broad ban of PFAS compounds, which are found in everything from cosmetics to cookware
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Drilling overwhelms agency protecting America's land

The federal government manages a small part of the Permian Basin, the hottest oil field in the country.

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Car tires and brake pads produce harmful microplastics

Scientists surveyed tiny airborne plastics near German highways and found that bits of tires, brake pads and asphalt make up most of the particles.
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This new mural in Rome uses special paint to absorb pollution

Airlite paint neutralises pollutants and is calculated that the amount of paint used in the mural will clean the air the same as a 30-tree forest.
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California’s wildfires: ‘everybody is at risk’ from smoky conditions, experts say

Californians need to prepare for wildfires – including particulate-filled air – just as they do for earthquakes.
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For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

For almost 10 years, a South Carolina couple saved jars of tap water worried there was something wrong with it.

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Pesticide exposure alters bumblebees' behavior in their nests

A high-tech approach to monitoring bee activity inside the nest reveals how the neonicotinoid imidacloprid impairs colony growth.
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Delhi chokes on hazardous pollution the day after Diwali

In Delhi the air is ranked among the the worst in the world. For those whose jobs require them to be outdoors the risks are particularly acute.
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National Parks at risk from Trump administration’s energy agenda

Experts fear oil and gas development could permanently damage millions of acres of ecologically and culturally important public lands.
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Common plastics emit global warming pollution

Six-pack rings, plastic bags, and similar products are among the culprits.
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A new EPA rule would allow factory farms to avoid reporting air pollution

What factory farm owners portray as “normal odors" from animal waste can cause serious harm to farmers and the residents who live near these large industrial operations.

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After hurricanes, pollution hazards for private water wells in the southeast

Floodwaters from Florence and Michael introduce bacteria and contaminants into wells.

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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.

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

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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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