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How did Irma affect pollution in South Carolina's coastal waters?

Pollution fouled South Carolina's coastal waters after Tropical Storm Irma with tests revealing spikes in fecal bacteria.

Pollution fouled South Carolina's coastal waters after Tropical Storm Irma with tests revealing spikes in fecal bacteria.

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Thirty years after Montreal pact, solving the ozone problem remains elusive.

Did the Montreal Protocol fix the ozone hole? It seemed so. With chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-eating chemicals banned, many scientists said it was only a matter of time before the ozone layer recharged, and the annual hole over Antarctica healed for good.

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Do toxic sites pose risk during Irma?

As Floridians prepare for the potential arrival of Hurricane Irma state regulators are keeping an eye on toxic and contaminated sites that could pose a safety risk if flooding were to occur.

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Harvey's floodwaters mix a foul brew of sewage, chemicals.

Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts.

Harvey's filthy floodwaters pose significant dangers to human safety and the environment even after water levels drop far enough that Southeast Texas residents no longer fear for their lives, according to experts.

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Preventing disaster in Donbas.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine, one of Europe’s most industrialized regions, risks environmental calamity.

VIENNA — Ukraine suffered one of the most horrendous man-made disasters in recent memory — the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986. It is now suffering through a war that is poisoning relations between Donbas and the rest of Ukraine, polluting the political climate between Kiev and Moscow and tainting the relationship between Russia and countries around the world.

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Troubled Water: Crumbling pipes, tainted water plague black communities.

Skepticism about drinking water is pervasive through many black communities in northern cities and in pockets of poverty throughout the south.

By William Taylor Potter, Brandon Kitchin and Alexis Reese | News21. Published Aug. 14, 2017.

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Thirty years after the Montreal Protocol, solving the ozone problem remains elusive.

Scientists warn of new threats to the ozone layer, including widespread use of ozone-eating chemicals not covered by the treaty.

Despite a ban on chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons, the ozone hole over Antarctica remains nearly as large as it did when the Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987. Scientists now warn of new threats to the ozone layer, including widespread use of ozone-eating chemicals not covered by the treaty.

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