Flight 93 crashed among coal mines. treating the water there was no ordinary project

Treatment ponds were the answer to a problem that threatened the creation of the memorial itself. How they came to be is still emotional for the people involved in the work.
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How did drinking water in northeast Fresno CA homes go bad?

Track key developments as the city of Fresno deals with contaminated water in upwards of 15,000 homes.
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Ancient cave poop reveals how bats have adapted to humans and climate change

The University of Ottawa's Lauren Gallant led an investigation into a mountainous mound of bat guano that dates back thousands of years — and hopes to glean secrets from their fecal focal point.
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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.
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Contaminated textile plant in Clearwater, SC, added to EPA cleanup list

A former textile dyeing and finishing plant in Clearwater has been added to the Superfund National Priorities List.

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EPA, Pennsylvania settle lawsuit against Palmerton zinc recycling plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection have reached a $7.6 million settlement with American Zinc Recycling over pollution from it's Palmerton plant.
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Schnitzer Steel to pay $4.1 million over Oakland pollution

Investigators found that Schnitzer's shredding and sorting facility was releasing particles of hazardous metals, including lead, cadmium and zinc, into the surrounding area.

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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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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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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

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CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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