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Bald eagles return to the southern Great Lakes after near extinction

The bald eagle population in southern Ontario has made a remarkable recovery after near extinction due to DDT, symbolizing hope for both wildlife and human health.

Emma McIntosh reports for The Narwhal.

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How plastics are poisoning us
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How plastics are poisoning us

Plastics release and attract toxic chemicals, and appear everywhere from human placentas to chasms thirty-six thousand feet beneath the sea. Will we ever be rid of them? Elizabeth Kolbert writes for The New Yorker

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U.N. report calls for the ban of mercury trade and its use in gold mining

Small-scale gold mining is the key driver of global mercury demand, according to a U.N. report on the highly toxic metal, with South America accounting for 39% of this demand.

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Environmental injustice measures under new Philly bill

Philly Councilmember Helen Gym plans to introduce legislation Thursday that could protect already overburdened communities by keeping additional pollution out.
Plastics and toxic chemicals are killing us
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Plastics and toxic chemicals are killing fish — and poisoning us

Plastic, pesticides and other toxic substances are devastating the world’s fish and marine animals, according to a report released Tuesday.
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Alberta promises close watch on new mines but cuts oversight of coal-polluted rivers

Alberta government documents show repeated cuts to environmental monitoring despite contaminants in some waterways that exceed thresholds that are supposed to trigger increased scrutiny.
Biden calls for review of recent EPA actions
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Biden calls for review of recent EPA actions

Decisions on chemical risks, pesticides, and science under scrutiny.

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