Asher Rosinger: Nearly 60 million Americans don't drink their tap water, research suggests – here's why that's a public health problem

New research finds that tap water avoidance is on the rise in the US, especially among minorities. An expert on water and health calls for better public education about water quality and testing.
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Maryland agency seeks to overturn ruling that it must curb foul poultry air

The Maryland DOE plans to appeal a state judge's ruling that the agency must account for ammonia discharges to the air before issuing water permits to high-density poultry farms.


Pecos River labeled among most endangered waterways due to potential mining

With a rich cultural history and heavy influence on local wildlife and recreation, the Pecos River is crucial to protect, the organization said in its 2021 report.

Vermont lawmakers and conservationists seek to scuttle the scuttling of Lake Champlain ferry

The owners of a Lake Champlain ferry argue that “reefing” the boat in the lake is preferable to scrapping the historic vessel. But conservationists are worried that the sunken boat could harm delicate underwater ecosystems.

The hidden cost of rechargeable batteries

A burgeoning lithium mining area in Quebec shows the complications of green tech.

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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600 manatee deaths in Florida raise concerns over sustainable habitat

Environmentalists are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of Florida's waterways after the deaths of more than 600 manatees so far this year, three times the average rate.

Proposed Alberta Rockies coal mine faces growing calls for federal review

The Tent Mountain project, currently pegged for provincial review, narrowly skirts the production threshold that would automatically trigger a more-stringent federal process.

Restoring Naples Bay: artificial oyster reefs provide ecosystem benefits

For decades, local agencies have tried a plethora of efforts to bring the bay’s ecosystems back to a more natural state, yet it remains impaired.

Piney Point: Wastewater could fuel algae bloom on Florida coast

Environmental groups worry recent releases from the Piney Point wastewater treatment facility near Tampa Bay will eventually fuel an algae bloom.

N.C. towns advance water quality projects

Pavement that allows water to soak through to the ground below now covers 500 feet of a street in downtown Beaufort, part of a town effort to better manage stormwater.

Piney Point wastewater leak continues as feds arrive in Manatee

Late Monday, state officials said there is only one confirmed breach in a wall they continue to monitor.

The plan to heal B.C.'s Koksilah River

After more than a century of logging, agriculture and now-accelerating development, Vancouver Island's Koksilah River watershed and its salmon are in serious decline.

Recent rains send contaminated Tijuana River water farther north

San Diego County health officials issued an advisory on Wednesday about ocean water quality in La Jolla, after extending a three-month beach closure yesterday in Imperial Beach due to sewage contamination in water samples.
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Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

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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 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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