Government mulls 'insane' pilot scheme to allow fishermen shoot seals with high-powered rifles

Government mulls 'insane' pilot scheme to allow fishermen shoot seals with high-powered rifles
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Farm is mishandling waste and polluting watershed, alleges Michigan AG

A Muskegon County farm is overloading the watershed with nutrients and pathogens, claim state regulators.


Swimming in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor by 2020? No, but maybe 2030, Waterfront Partnership says

Bacteria levels in parts of the Inner Harbor worsened in 2019, but the city's Waterfront Partnership is setting its sights on a harbor swimming area as part of its "2030 Vision."

Plan to send trains with LNG from fracking across Philly to S. Jersey port sparks outrage

Critics say a plan to build a major NJ fuel export terminal could accelerate fracking in Pa. and worsen climate change. An interstate agency is reassessing its earlier approval of the project.

Trump casts self as Great Lakes champion, but his policies may do lasting damage

The president has moved to systematically weaken environmental laws while recently voicing support for restoration and infrastructure funding.

Flint violates Safe Drinking Water Act again for failing to collect enough valid samples

The city of Flint has failed to test enough valid water samples for lead and copper levels in the first half of this year, the third such violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act since 2019.

Groups contend county could face criminal charges for attempts to regulate large swine farms

Ag and business groups issued a letter warning board members they may face criminal charges. Environmental groups are calling it intimidation.


England’s waterways as polluted as they were 4 years ago

Only 16% of rivers, lakes and coastal waters meet minimum ecological criteria, agency says.


Deep-learning artificial-intelligence robot sprayer helps in farming fight to save Great Barrier Reef

Farmers, herbicides and Artificial Intelligence are not a likely match, but AI that targets weeds may be a game changer for reef catchment farmers.

This photo book explores Lake Tahoe from below

'Clarity' dives into North America's largest alpine lake, highlighting the beauty of, and threats to, its renowned clear water.


As PWSA looks past the lead crisis, new leader faces $1 billion in upgrades and rising water bills

PWSA hired one of its youngest directors to take on the big challenge: balance customer bills and the need for large infrastructure upgrades.


Across the US, millions of people are drinking unsafe water

Aging infrastructure, legacy pollution and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.


A climate reckoning in wildfire-stricken California

If climate change was a somewhat abstract notion a decade ago, today it is all too real for Californians fleeing wildfires and smothered in a blanket of smoke, the worst year of fires on record.

NC getting tougher on PFAS polluters, but stop short of regulating

Researchers and politicians say NC should develop maximum contaminant levels for PFAS, but that doesn’t appear likely to happen soon.

Why the health of the Amazon River matters to us all: An interview with Michael Goulding

Few people understand more about the Amazon's ecology and the wider role it plays across the South American continent than Michael Goulding.

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While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

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COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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