Feds used toxic smoke grenades during summer protests in Portland, researcher finds

“This is a complete and utter misuse of a chemical weapon that could be lethal,” the researcher said.
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Success of Twin Metals copper mine hinges on holding every last drop of tainted water

It's not clear if Twin Metals' plan for "zero discharge" of pollutants is feasible.

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Decades ago, the Donora smog disaster exposed the perils of dirty air

A survivor of the five-day smog crisis in Pennsylvania recalls: "We all knew the air was bad. We didn't realize it was going to kill people."
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Environmental groups sue DHS over use of tear gas at Portland protests

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday for using tear gas at the protests in Portland, Ore.
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Cleaning up B.C.’s Tulsequah Chief mine will cost $48.7 million

A final remediation plan released by the provincial government this week is seen as a positive step in ending six decades of pollution from the mine on the Alaska border — but it's still unclear who'll foot the bill.

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Environmental groups sue to overturn the approval of a controversial Arctic Alaska mining road

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, seeks to overturn the July 23 approval issued for the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project.

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Toxics

Port Pirie study discovers $40 million in silver and other heavy metals in smelter city

Thousands of tonnes of heavy metals, including silver, have been found in underwater sediment near the regional town of Port Pirie.
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B.C. delays work to clean up Tulsequah Chief mine due to COVID-19

Northwest B.C. mine has been leaching contaminated water into salmon-producing river on Alaska border for more than six decades.

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Toxics

Bagdad Hillside to pay $5 million for arsenic leak from mine

Arizona environmental regulators say the Hillside Mine once produced gold, copper, silver, lead and zinc. But the operation in the hills of Yavapai County shut down in about 1950, and mining hasn't resumed since.

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Yukon First Nations leaders fear mine will increase violence against women in ‘land of the caribou’

Assessment board says Kudz Ze Kayah mine will significantly harm water resources, traditional lands and human health and safety.

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Breaking bad: Uncovering the oil industry's dirty secret

Every year hundreds of ships and oil rigs are sold to shipbreaking yards in south Asia where they are cut apart by low-paid migrants.

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Toxics

Arizona toxic releases soar, led by copper mines, smelter, EPA says

But the company reporting the most releases said its estimate is erroneously high, though it hasn't provided new numbers.
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Toxics

Down on the farm that harvests metal from plants

Hyper-accumulating plants thrive in metallic soil that kills other vegetation, and botanists are testing the potential of phytomining.
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Engineered yeast can remove heavy metals from wastewater

Easy storage and rapid growth could see yeast compete with bacterial and chemical remediation.

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Shame of Kisumu water company destroying Lake Victoria

Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company pumps at least seven dangerous chemicals into Lake Victoria.
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An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

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A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

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