There were over 58,000 wildfires in the U.S. last year, and the 2021 wildfire season is already underway in many western states. What many people don't realize is that these wildfires can also contaminate our drinking water systems with carcinogens that can last for months.
St. Louis and Environmental Protection Agency officials are calling for the passage of President Joe Biden's jobs plan to help update the city's water treatment system to continue to provide safe drinking water.
In a country where the state lacks the capacity to guarantee basic services, 70 percent of Iraq's industrial waste is dumped directly into rivers or the sea, according to data compiled by the United Nations and academics.
Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.