Scientists put GPS in trash to find out how far it travels

A project aimed at reducing plastic pollution along the Mississippi River is deploying new technology in an ancient form: This is not your average message in a bottle.

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For these Torres Strait Islanders, climate change is already here - and they're urging the government to do more

For generations, Indigenous Australians have thrived in the Torres Strait, but some low-lying islands could become uninhabitable within decades if climate change is not curbed.

Consumption advisory issued for brook, brown trout in Silver Creek, extent of 'forever chemical' contamination unknown

Wildlife officials are asking those who regularly eat fish caught in Silver Creek to limit their consumption to once a month, over concerns of high levels of "forever chemicals."


Piney Point pollution will linger in Tampa Bay for months, scientists say

Powerful, sustained winds are rare this time of year in Florida, and that means the polluted water that spilled from the Piney Point phosphate plant last month is likely to linger in Tampa Bay for months, a USF ocean physicist says.


The EPA is asking a Virgin Islands refinery for information on its spattering of neighbors with oil

EPA has sent the Limetree refinery expansive questions about the incident and beyond, leading some legal experts to believe further actions could be imminent.


American research station abandoned over fears it will fall into the Atlantic Ocean

Cape Cod is slowly changing shape as rising seas and stronger storms pose a more significant threat to the environment and others who work in the area.


Biden's plan for roads, sea level rise and Internet in Florida

From roads to climate resiliency, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks about what the $2 Trillion American Jobs Plan would mean for Floridians.

Scientists concerned about the bottom of the food web in the Great Lakes

Right now, scientists are on a ship taking samples and measurements of the Great Lakes. They're trying to determine how the lakes will fare this year and watching for trends. One trend, the warming climate, could mean changes for the base of the food web in the lakes.


U.S. Coast Guard confirms PFAS found near Air Station Traverse City

U.S. Coast Guard officials said an initial environmental probe found PFAS chemicals near Air Station Traverse City beyond both state and federal safety thresholds, and confirmed a cleanup investigation comes next.

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South River named among America’s Most Endangered Rivers

According to American Rivers, the annual America's Most Endangered Rivers report is a list of rivers at a crossroads, where key decisions in the coming months will determine the rivers' fates.


Eco-friendly pollen sponge to tackle water contaminants

Scientists at NTU Singapore have created a reusable, biodegradable sponge that can readily soak up oil and other organic solvents from contaminated water sources.

‘There’s no memory of the joy.’ Why 40 years of Superfund work hasn’t saved Tar Creek

But 50 years after a mine was shuttered, the region's toxic legacy still seeps from boreholes into the water and drifts in the wind from tailings piles.


Endangered US rivers at grave risk from dams, mining and global heating

Every year American Rivers ranks the country's 10 most endangered rivers to highlight where imminent threats to human health, safety and survival could be resolved through decisive political, business and community measures.


Japan’s plan for Fukushima wastewater meets a wall of mistrust in Asia

The government in Tokyo says criticism of its intention to release treated water into the ocean is unscientific. South Korea has called the proposal “utterly intolerable.”
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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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