User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Water Quality :: Pollution
Last updated: Mar 18 2019 18:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Mining Companies Polluted Western Waters. Now Taxpayers Have to Pay for the Clean Up. 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. The remnants of an abandoned gold and silver mine scar the Little Rocky Mountains just south of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, bleeding polluted orange water into streams that meander through the reservation. Warren Morin remembers drinking the once-pristine water while he was […]
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Environmental Racism: Trump Jr. Mocks ‘Racist Air’ 14.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Studies have shown that racial minorities are more likely to be exposed to environmental hazards.
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UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The report concludes "unsustainable human activities globally have degraded the Earth's ecosystems, endangering the ecological foundations of society." But it also says changes in the way the world eats, buys things, gets its energy and handles its waste could help fix the problems.
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In Morris and other cities, solving a salty problem in municipal water 12.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The latest culprit in Minnesota's battles against water pollution might be lurking in your basement.
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In Schools All Over the Country, America’s Kids Are Exposed to Water Tainted by Toxic Lead 11.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When Shakima Thomas came home one day last October, she found a piece of paper wedged in her door telling her the water in her home could be contaminated with lead. Thomas, a social worker in Newark, New Jersey, knew what […]
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Microplastic Pollution Is Absolutely Everywhere 10.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published in The Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Microplastic pollution spans the world, according to new studies showing contamination in the UK’s lake and rivers, in groundwater in the US and along the Yangtze river in China and the coast of Spain. Humans are known to consume […]
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In World That Says It’s Cutting Nutrient Pollution, Progress Is Lacking 4.3.2019 WRI Stories
In World That Says It’s Cutting Nutrient Pollution, Progress Is Lacking Comments|Add Comment|PrintAlgal blooms in Florida’s Santa Fe River. Photo by John Moran/U.S. EPA The world is increasingly worried about water pollution. Nearly 190 countries agreed upon the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include a call to halve untreated wastewater by 2030 and reduce marine pollution by 2025. The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) committed to a “Pollution-Free Planet” and cleaning up a third of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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World Wildlife Day 2019: 15 Biggest Threats to Oceans 3.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and make up more than 99 percent of the planet’s livable habitat.
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Water Gremlin to pay $7 million settlement for air pollution 1.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota manufacturer has agreed to pay a settlement totaling more than $7 million for air quality violations.
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Senate Approves Former Coal Lobbyist to Run EPA, Endangering Health of American Families 28.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Senate Approves Former Coal Lobbyist to Run EPA, Endangering Health of American Families
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Farm-caused pollution worsening on the Red River 27.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A report on the health of the Red River finds that water rushing off of efficiently drained farm fields is bringing more sediment and phosphorus to the river. The runoff is harming aquatic life in the river and contributing to significant algal blooms downstream in Lake Winnipeg.
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“Our families need answers”: Feds commit to test people for toxic “forever chemicals” near military bases in Colorado, 7 other states 25.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government's commitment to test blood and urine near military bases in Colorado and seven other states where drinking water was contaminated with toxic "forever chemicals" set off a scramble as residents worry about future health trouble.
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Holy, Toledo! This Ohio City Is Voting to Give Legal Rights to a Lake 25.2.2019 Mother Jones
Toledo, Ohio, a city of nearly 300,000 situated on the western edge of Lake Erie, may not seem like a mecca of progressive environmental policy. But on Tuesday, the city’s denizens will vote on a radical ballot measure to recognize that a body of water has legal rights. If passed, the so-called Lake Erie Bill […]
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After 15 Years, EPA Updates Water Quality Trading Policy. It Could Do More. 22.2.2019 WRI Stories
After 15 Years, EPA Updates Water Quality Trading Policy. It Could Do More. Comments|Add Comment|PrintWetlands like these in the Chesapeake provide cost-effective water quality services. Flickr/Timothy Pohlhaus On February 6, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a memorandum affirming this administration's strong support for the use of market-based mechanisms like water quality trading to reduce pollution in U.S. waters. This support came at the request of the trading... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Essential California: The EPA embraces a scientist claiming some pollution is good for you 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Research claiming that low-dose exposure to toxic chemicals is good for humans could help shape Environmental Protection Agency policy. This disputed...

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Air Purifiers Could Be Contaminating Water Instead 20.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Thanks to pollution, purifiers are a billion-dollar business.
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Environmental group seeks EPA documents on Minnesota mine 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnesota environmental group filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, seeking to force it to make public the concerns its specialists have expressed about a copper-nickel mine in the northeast of the state.
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