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EPA to add toxic Gloucester County metal finishing company site to Superfund list

The EPA is proposing to list a metal finishing company in Franklinville, Gloucester County, as a Superfund site.

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In a Colombian wetland, oil woes deepen with the arrival of fracking

A century of oil extraction has failed to yield the promised social and economic dividends, while compromising local water resources.

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Researchers say firefly populations are dying out due to human development, pesticides

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Forum explores reducing erosion, pollution by storing more water on landscape

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Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds

Salt marshes along the entire West Coast could disappear by 2110, according to a new study.

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Miami 'starchitects' under scrutiny for cutting protected mangroves. Again

A neighbor in a posh neighborhood along Biscayne Bay recorded a confrontation with renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia as a landscape crew cleared protected mangroves from his $5 million property in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

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Trump’s sellout of American heritage.

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Beijing philanthropist commits $1.5 billion to conservation.

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Beyond biodiversity: A new way of looking at how species interconnect.

In 1966, an ecologist at the University of Washington named Robert Paine removed all the ochre starfish from a short stretch of Pacific shoreline on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The absence of the predator had a dramatic effect on its ecosystem. In less than a year, a diverse tidal environment collapsed into a monoculture of mussels because the starfish was no longer around to eat them.

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Everyone knew Houston’s reservoirs would flood — except for the people who bought homes inside them.

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'I am rather stuck': Justices slog through WOTUS arguments.

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Analysis: Deciphering dueling analyses of clean water regulations.

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