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U.S. Supreme Court to hear case that could restrict federal water rules

Posted on 23 February 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a major dispute with potentially far-reaching implications for how the federal government protects waterways from pollution. The case, County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, challenges an appeals court’s ruling that pollution discharged into groundwater that later flows into a navigable waterway can cons ...

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Pollutants linger around U.S. mines

Posted on 23 February 2019

RIMINI, Mont. — 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 streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water sources in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma a ...

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Air pollution: Dhaka's silent killer

Posted on 23 February 2019

About 10 years ago Muhammad Motin was a farmer in a remote village in northern Bangladesh. The plot of land Motin had was not large enough for him to support his family which included his three sons. In search of a better life, he uprooted his family and they migrated to Dhaka, the country’s capital. His family found a place in an overcrowded slum in Gabtoli near the city’s major int ...

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‘This has poisoned everything’ – pollution casts shadow over New Mexico’s booming dairy industry

Posted on 23 February 2019

For months, Clovis, New Mexico, dairy farmer Art Schaap has been watching his life go down the drain. Instead of selling milk, he is dumping 15,000 gallons a day – enough to provide a carton at lunch to 240,000 children. Instead of working 24/7 to keep his animals healthy, he’s planning to exterminate all 4,000 of his cows, one of the best herds in his county’s booming dairy indust ...

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U.S. Mines Unleash Millions of Gallons of Polluted Water Each Day

Posted on 23 February 2019

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 streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found. That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting water supplies in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other ...

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Environmental Protection Equipment Market companies Create Technology and Science, Dongfang Electric Heating Technology

Posted on 23 February 2019

Environmental protection is very important for protection of natural surrounding on individual, organizational and governmental levels. Increasing population and rapid industrialization are some of the major factors which are polluting environment. Waste production, air pollution, and loss of biodiversity are some of the major issues related to environmental protection. In addition, prot ...

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Guarantee clean air, water in N.J.? Invoke a ‘Green Amendment,’ legislator and environmentalist say

Posted on 23 February 2019

A new vision for environmental protection is taking hold in America with New Jersey leading the way. The state Senate is proposing the passage of an amendment to the state’s constitutions or “Green Amendment,” that will recognize and protect an individual’s rights to clean air and water, and a healthy environment as inalienable human rights deserving of the highest constitutional ...

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EPA redraws U.S. federal water pollution boundaries

Posted on 23 February 2019

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- The White House wants to limit government’s reach into the rivers and streams in your backyard. Here’s how: Environmental Protection Agency leaders wants to redefine which waterways fall under federal pollution controls. Lakes, ponds, and most rivers would still be covered. But, the administration wants out of thousands of small ...

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Air pollution found to damage your health on a CELLULAR level

Posted on 04 January 2019

Air pollution is known to cause damage to health, but did you know that it damages health on a cellular level? A study published in the journal Nature Communications showed that chemicals found in car exhaust fumes and cigarette smoke interrupt genetic factors that make cilia, which are the brush-like structures that keep mucus, dirt, and bacteria out of the lungs. Breathing in air ...

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Popular pesticides found to damage ability of honey bee pollinators to FLY

Posted on 04 January 2019

A commonly used class of pesticides called neonicotinoid damages the ability of honey bee pollinators to fly, a recent study revealed. Previous studies have shown that honey bee pollinators that ingested the said chemical were less likely to return to the colony, which in turn decreased the number of foragers. As part of the new study, a team of researchers from the Universi ...