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A controversial natural gas compressor, explained

From concerns about safety and environmental justice, to fracking's role in climate change, here's what you need to know about the Weymouth compressor station.
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Ohio complaint system for gas industry 'impossible' for public use

An Earthworks report says that the Ohio's complaint process for the oil and gas industry is so hard to navigate that it's "effectively impossible" to use.
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Wildfire threatens Cheyenne water supply

The Mullen Fire, which has spread through more than 147,000 acres of Colorado and Wyoming forest in the past two weeks, reached the southern edge of the main drinking water source for Cheyenne, the Wyoming capital.

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After wildfires stop burning, a danger in the drinking water

Experts are warning that existing water safety rules are not suitable to a world where wildfires destroy more residential areas than in the past.
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Will loopholes gut New Mexico's rules on oil and gas well pollution?

Environmentalists estimate 95 percent of the state’s wells will be exempt from new emission regulations.
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As wildfire smoke becomes a part of life on the West Coast, so do its health risks

Wildfires are causing record amounts of smoke to settle over West Coast states, leading to new habits and health problems.
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Surface ozone increase threatens global food crops

Basic food crops for millions of people worldwide are endangered because of surging ground-level ozone concentration.

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Western wildfires damage, contaminate drinking water systems

As they tear through forests and developed areas, fires in California, Oregon, and Washington have destroyed water infrastructure and released chemical contaminants.

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The surprising dangers of cooking and cleaning

Experts say most of our exposure to air pollution could occur indoors. What are the most effective ways to reduce indoor pollutants?
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An oil well right next to your house? The California Senate says that’s OK

Buffer zones between communities and oil wells seem like a no-brainer — but the California Senate just rejected them.
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Toilet to table: Michigan farmers feed crops with ‘toxic brew’ of human and industrial waste

Sewage sludge is a highly toxic, semi-solid blend of human feces and every pollutant that was discharged into the sewers.

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EPA rejects tougher air quality standards, says 2015 limits are sufficient

Trump administration argues current limits on soot are protective of public health, even as critics say stricter rules are needed to protect vulnerable communities.

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Unhealthy smog accompanies heat wave

Three Allegheny County Health Department monitors register high ground-level ozone readings with more high readings likely.

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Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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