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‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws | Apr. 16
John Bowden, an assistant professor at University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, wasn't a fan of paper straws when they f...
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Piney Point pollution will linger in Tampa Bay for months, scientists say | Apr. 15
Powerful, sustained winds are rare this time of year in Florida, and that means the polluted water that spilled from the Piney Point phosphate pl...
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America’s biggest jails are frontline environmental justice communities | Apr. 15
The three biggest county jail systems in the U.S. demonstrate how incarcerated people are uniquely exposed to environmental hazards.
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Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure | Apr. 15
A woman's exposure to the pesticide DDT during pregnancy can increase her granddaughter's risk for breast cancer decades later, accordi...
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Indoor dust contains PFAS and other toxic chemicals

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.
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Epic drought means water crisis on Oregon-California border | Apr. 15
Hundreds of farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project that spans the Oregon-California border learned Wednesday they will get a tiny fract...
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The hidden cost of rechargeable batteries | Apr. 14
A burgeoning lithium mining area in Quebec shows the complications of green tech.
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For Mexico’s president, the future isn’t renewable energy — it’s coal | Apr. 14
Mexico once embraced renewable energies. Now it's doubling down on dirty fossil fuels such as coal.
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Endangered US rivers at grave risk from dams, mining and global heating | Apr. 14
Every year American Rivers ranks the country's 10 most endangered rivers to highlight where imminent threats to human health, safety and sur...
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The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation | Apr. 13
One month after publication of's groundbreaking "Fractured" investigation, lawmakers, civic groups and journalists are pul...
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Biden’s FDA takes new steps toward limiting toxic heavy metals in commercial baby foods

After pressure from parents and advocates, the agency is laying out a multiyear plan to address the issue.
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Japan to start releasing radioactive water from Fukushima in 2 years | Apr. 13
The government says the plan is the best way to dispose of water used to prevent the ruined nuclear plant’s damaged reactor cores from melt...
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