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Group hopes grand jury report will put health at center of fracking debate

The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.
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Keystone XL stalls again, along with other pipeline projects

Legal and financial snarls for three major pipelines are signs of a shifting landscape for fossil fuel infrastructure.
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Traditional villages dread living in shadow of Amazon tailings dams

The Brazilian riverine communities of Boa Nova and Saracá say they've endured decades of environmental harm from bauxite mining.

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Factory farms: Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have a radical bill to reform farming

Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have a new bill, and a new coalition, with far-reaching consequences.
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Russia's Uralchem suspends plant in Perm region due to river pollution

Russian fertiliser maker Uralchem says it has temporarily suspended its Azot plant, an ammonia, nitric acid and urea producer in the Perm region, due to high calcium chloride levels in a river it uses for water supply.

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River Wye pollution linked to growth in free-range poultry farming

The River Wye has become so polluted from waste linked to free-range poultry farms that it no longer meets European and national standards on river health, according to a body that represents fishing interests in the UK.
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Rosa Galvez: Canada also has an environmental racism problem

If we seek real action against systemic racism in Canada, we can no longer ignore the interplay of racial and environmental justice and the role of policing communities of colour in order to enable irresponsible polluting corporations.

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Hungarian President calls on Ukraine, Romania to stop polluting rivers

Hungary's president called on Ukraine and Romania to stop polluting two major rivers that flow across Hungary after floods in the past weeks brought in "dirty carpets" of plastic bottles from its neighbours.

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Major oil and gas pipeline projects, backed by Trump, flounder as opponents prevail in court

A federal judge said federal officials failed to do a complete analysis of pipeline's environmental impacts. The decision marks the second setback for President Trump's infrastructure push in just two days.
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Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down pending review, federal judge rules

The ruling, a victory for the Native American and environmentalist groups who oppose the pipeline, said that it must be emptied of oil by Aug. 5.
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After fighting plastic in 'Paradise Lost,' sisters take on climate change

Melati and Isabel Wijsen began campaigning to reduce plastic waste in Bali seven years ago. Now 19 and 17, they say the pandemic shows that stark measures to protect the planet are possible.
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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.

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EGLE finds no increased contamination following May flood

State environmental officials say tests along the Tittabawassee and Saginaw Rivers are not showing recent floods caused dioxin and other contamination to spread.

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