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Category: Water Quality :: Pollution
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The Costly, Complicated Process of Cleaning Up a Toxic River 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. East of Spokane, Washington, the ghost of decades-old industrial pollution still haunts the groundwater. Laden with chemicals that can cause cancer and developmental disabilities, the subsurface water flows into the Spokane River before it winds through the city and then […]
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EDF Opposes the Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Lead EPA 9.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Opposes the Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Lead EPA
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New Attorneys General are good news for public health and the environment in 2019 9.1.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
EDF Legal Fellow Lance Bowman co-authored this post Looking for some good news to start the year? Right now, there are new state Attorneys General taking office across the country who have committed to protecting public health, the environment, and the rule of law. Many of them are replacing Attorneys General who lost their elections […]
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These driveway sealants polluted Minnesota ponds. Who should pay? 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Seven metro-area cities are suing a group of companies that refine coal-tar sealants, asking them to help pay for the cleanup and removal of harmful chemicals from their stormwater ponds.
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What will hyperloop mean for climate, ecosystems and resources? 8.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Hyperloop promises ultrafast transportation — but what does it mean for the environment?
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New environment commissioners talk climate change, water quality 4.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Governor-elect Tim Walz has tapped two women -- a former suburban mayor and a former Best Buy executive -- to oversee the two largest state agencies charged with looking out for Minnesota's environment and natural resources.
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The EPA’s Latest Move Risks Exposing the Public to More Mercury 29.12.2018 Mother Jones
Children and pregnant women hear the warnings against eating too much fish because of potential exposure to mercury. But where does that mercury come from? Coal and oil-burning plants are the number one source of mercury in the US, and they leech not just that neurotoxin but arsenic, acid gasses, and a host of other air toxics into the atmosphere that drift back towards the […]
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Light Pollution Has Made Stargazing Impossible in Most Places—But Not in National Parks 28.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On a crisp September night, the rocky coastline around Sand Beach in Acadia National Park feels like the edge of the world. A rapt audience is gathered in the darkness, huddled together on blankets for one of the park’s most popular ranger-led […]
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Burn natural gas for power? The DWP should weigh the health costs of climate change and pollution 25.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Is it physics or economics that’s behind the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s belief that it may need to refurbish its natural-gas-burning power plants? There’s a disconnect at the heart of DWP’s argument.

According to an article in the L.A. Times, DWP staff claim the...

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Year in Review: 18 numbers that tell 2018’s story of the environment, health, and climate 21.12.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
2018 brought with it a torrent of stories that now shape the world we live in and will shape 2019 and years to come. From a disgraced EPA Administrator, to urgent reports on climate change, the year showed how far we’ve come and how much work remains—especially as President Trump and his administration continue to […]
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Policy News: December 17, 2018 18.12.2018 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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Restoring Rio de Janeiro’s Forests Could Save $79 Million in Water Treatment Costs 18.12.2018 WRI Stories
Restoring Rio de Janeiro’s Forests Could Save $79 Million in Water Treatment Costs Comments|Add Comment|PrintRio de Janeiro is surrounded by forested hills. Photo by Carlos Ortega/Flickr Rio de Janeiro boasts the world's largest water treatment plant, and it's working overtime. The Guandu Water Treatment Station provides 90 percent of Rio's water, and it's increasingly grappling with water quality problems. One challenge is that forest loss and landscape degradation upstream of the city is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: December 17, 2018 18.12.2018 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more ...
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The Stinkiest, Dirtiest, Nastiest Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of 16.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Drive down Interstate 95 through Baltimore and you can’t miss the Wheelabrator trash incinerator, its smokestack emblazoned with the city’s name. The Charm City’s single largest source of industrial air pollution churns out well over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. […]
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How to sustainably, nutritiously feed 10 billion people by 2050 14.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Today we have a five-course menu to serve up food and climate solutions.
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ESA voices concern about EPA’s effort to weaken the Clean Water Rule 12.12.2018 EcoTone
  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Alison Mize, 202-833-8773 x205, alison@esa.org   The Ecological Society of America is concerned with the proposed rule issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Waters of the United States Rule or ...
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STATEMENT: Trump’s Proposed Rollback of Water Protections Will Lead to High Costs and More Pollution 12.12.2018 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Trump’s Proposed Rollback of Water Protections Will Lead to High Costs and More Pollution WASHINGTON (December 12, 2018) —The Trump Administration proposed new restrictions on which wetlands and waterways will be protected by the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule will re-define the protected "Waters of the United States," to exclude temporary streams that flow after heavy rain and snow, as well as wetlands not adjacent or connected by surface water to major water bodies. According... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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When global climate change makes soils saltier, farmers lose their land and livelihoods 12.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Sea level rises threaten agriculture — but adaptation and mitigation projects can help.
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Five gross things we used to dump in the Mississippi River -- and what we're dumping now 3.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
From raw sewage to industrial waste, the Mississippi was the dump for all sorts of pollution. A retired state regulator and history buff helps us compare past and current threats to the river.
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State officials issue permit for Minntac tailings basin 1.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
State officials plan to issue a water quality permit Saturday to U.S. Steel for a massive mining waste pit on the Iron Range.
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