Who owns Northern Pulp? The B.C. company embroiled in Nova Scotia’s Boat Harbour controversy

Northern Pulp, the mill that turned an estuary into a series of polluted ponds, closed after decades of complaints by Pictou Landing First Nation. The company was recently granted creditor protection in B.C., owing about $300 million, but it still plans to reopen
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New contamination at an infamous N.J. chemical plant has scientists worried

Along the Delaware River in South Jersey, where heavy industry has long contributed to polluted water, air and ground, scientists have raised the alarm over a new contamination.

California town’s well fails, now delivers contaminated water

The drinking water is polluted and sometimes the water pressure is too low to flush the toilet. They’re not alone.

High concentrations of fire retardant found in Nisqually River steelhead

High concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), have been found in steelhead trout in the Nisqually River system.


Early findings grim on the health of Flint kids after water crisis

The same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint.


Sister Norma Pimentel: COVID-19 has come to our migrant camp. It makes ending the MPP policy even more urgent

A makeshift ‘tent city’ in Mexico filled with about 1,500 asylum seekers records its first coronavirus case.

Can the VA keep its rooms clean during the pandemic?

The VA’s federal watchdog has uncovered filthy conditions at facilities across the country. Yet some 40 percent of all VA hospitals recently suffered from severe shortages of housekeeping staff.

Conflict and COVID-19 disrupt water supplies in Ukraine

Aerial bombardment as part of a years-long conflict has once again upset water supplies in eastern Ukraine, leaving many civilians without running water in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Nigeria, doctors turn to basic hygiene to slow COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads through Africa’s most populous country, a health foundation pushes for better access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Revealed: Raw sewage poured into Olympic Park wildlife haven

Raw sewage was discharged for more than 1,000 hours from a Thames Water overflow pipe into an environmental wetland at the Olympic Park last year, the Guardian can reveal.

Household chemicals that harm fish were found in Susquehanna River. This research aims to help

Lead scientist Katie Hayden plans to publish recommendations for products people can use that don't have the harmful chemicals, which are called endocrine-disrupting compounds.

NOACA proposes new 20-year blueprint for wastewater management and water quality

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency will answer questions about a proposed clean water plan that, if approved, would serve as a 20-year roadmap for wastewater management and water quality across five counties.

Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

A Russian metallurgical company says that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees.

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Risk of COVID-19 in recreational water is low

The risk of contracting COVID-19 from both wastewater and recreational water is low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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