Regan, Bowser announce EPA loan to replace aging D.C. water mains

The city will remove some lead pipes and pipes prone to water main breaks, officials said.
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250,000 reasons to do laundry less often

Fashion Revolution Week, April 19-25, looks to promote local fashion, sustainable alternatives to microfiber-laden "Fast Fashion."
www.politico.com
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Q&A with Radhika Fox, acting head of EPA’s water office

The former nonprofit water advocacy group executive and water utility official is leading the administration’s work to incorporate environmental justice into EPA’s water work.
www.nationalgeographic.com
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How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet

Personal protective equipment is made of plastic and isn't recyclable. Now it’s being found everywhere on earth, including the oceans. The solution isn’t complicated: Throw them away.
www.fastcompany.com
Justice

This probiotic soap does't pollute rivers it gets into—it helps clean

Washing clothes in rivers can damage the ecosytems and make the water undrinkable. A new soap does the opposite—using probiotics to eliminate pollution.
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EPA unveils $441M cleanup plan for 9 miles of Passaic River

The plan would remove some sediment laced with dioxin, PCBs and heavy metals and leave other sediment capped in Essex, Bergen and Passaic.
www.circleofblue.org
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California report tallies hundreds of failing water systems in the state

Hundreds more systems are at risk of not being able to meet drinking water standards.

www.nytimes.com
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Florida plans to close wastewater reservoir where leak forced evacuations

A potential deluge of millions of gallons of water from a former phosphate mine had threatened homes south of Tampa.
www.desmoinesregister.com
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Livestock, farm runoff put Iowa's Raccoon River on most endangered list

American Rivers leader: 'We’re sounding the alarm because pollution in the Raccoon River is putting drinking water supplies and public health at risk.'
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vows to close wastewater plant for good after near "catastrophic" breach.

As the nearby marine ecosystem displays the effects of elevated levels of nutrients from the leak, the governor said the state will spend millions of dollars to treat the remaining wastewater at the facility.
www.thestar.com
Justice

Tories slammed for allowing gold mining claims in Grassy Narrows as mercury cleanup stalls

The Progressive Conservatives are under fire after revelations of a new gold rush in Grassy Narrows First Nations territory even though suspected mercury dumps have yet to be cleaned up.

capitalandmain.com
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California is greenlighting oil wells linked to groundwater pollution

The impact of underground injection wells on aquifers is not well understood, but the state continues to allow their proliferation.
www.dw.com
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Cleaning denim′s reputation, one pair of jeans at a time

Jeans are a fashion staple but an environmental headache. To resolve this dilemma, the industry has become a melting pot of solutions.
newrepublic.com
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Burning pig poop fumes doesn’t solve anything

The Biden administration supports biofuels. But a Smithfield project in North Carolina shows that converting hog waste to energy won’t address the biggest issues with pork farming.
www.heraldnet.com
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Washington state order targets Boeing Everett plant’s polluted history

Records show a dispute over cleanup requirements for chemically tainted water. The company denies there’s a disagreement.
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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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