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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As Belfast, Maine, fish farm awaits final OKs, environmental scientists explain what’s at stake

While the boards and courts deliberate, here is a closer look at three environmental questions raised about the proposed facility.


It will take years to undo the damage from Trump’s environmental rollback

Even if Democrats win back the White House and the Senate, it will be a long struggle to restore the regulations the Republican-controlled EPA has erased.

PA: draft 2020 water quality report found 25,468 miles of streams have impaired water quality

The top three major sources of water quality impairment identified in the 2020 report are agricultural runoff, abandoned mine runoff, and stormwater.


A new tool visualizes environmental changes during pandemic

Space agencies in the United States, Japan, and the European Union have collaborated to create a new tool that visualizes environmental changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.


North Carolina, in early stages of financial review, sees potentially large number of distressed water systems

North Carolina officials are working to develop a rating system that would identify public water and sewer providers at risk of financial failure.

Five ways mega-dams harm the environment

As the conflict over a new dam on the Nile River heats up, DW examines the ways such mega-dams hurt the environment, and looks at a few alternatives.

Farmed shellfish is not immune to climate change

Touted as a sustainable source of protein, shellfish aquaculture may reach a tipping point by 2060.


Will COVID-19 inspire the world to provide poor people with clean water?

Handwashing can prevent many diseases, if you have easy access to soap and water. Some three billion people don’t.

As the Pebble Mine nears a decision, questions surround its environmental review

Documents unveiled by a Freedom of Information Act request show agencies' behind-the-scenes critiques of the proposed Pebble Mine.


Coronavirus victims include restoration, monitoring of Bay

Efforts to rebuild shad populations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed took a beating. Water quality went unchecked for the longest time in more than three decades.


Trump rule limits states from blocking pipeline projects

The Trump administration gutted a key portion of the Clean Water Act on Monday.


B.C. lax on forestry practices that harm fish habitat: watchdog report

A new report from the Forest Practices Board found logging roads are sending sediment into streams and damaging fish habitat.


Coastal Highway project digs toward a healthier bay

Who would have thought that digging a pond could be so good for other waterways?

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