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Canada and the US tackle mine pollution with an international study

After years of advocacy by the Ktunaxa Nation, Canada and the U.S. have agreed to an International Joint Commission inquiry into pollution from southeast B.C.'s Elk Valley coal mines.

Ainslie Cruickshank reports for The Narwhal.

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Wisconsin judge affirms regulators can force factory farms to get preemptive pollution permits

A Wisconsin judge has affirmed that regulators can force factory farms to obtain permits before they discharge pollutants into state waters.
Brazilian Amazon freshwater threats
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The waters of the Xingu: A source of life at risk of death

In Xingu Indigenous Park in the Brazilian Amazon, rivers and lakes are natural arteries that provide life for animals and Indigenous communities, serving as a base for eating, bathing, social interaction and refuge in times of drought.

pesticides & road salt water threats
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How pesticides, road salt threaten Maine’s water supply

The amount of road salt being using, coupled with leaking old septic systems and an increased use of fertilizers and pesticides to kill ticks and mosquitoes and manage invasive plants, are among the greatest threats to future water supply.

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Elevated levels of metals found in creek near Virginia coal ash pit

The effect of coal ash on the environment has been studied and debated for more than seven years now in Virginia. Utilities have spent those years looking for long-term disposal.

Mekong River ecosystem damage

Mekong: The last chance to save a mighty river

It is feared one of the world’s richest ecosystems, home to millions of people, is facing irreversible change.
Mariner East pipeline pollution

Energy Transfer’s pipeline pollution cost at least $42M

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General brokered a $10M plea deal with Energy Transfer in 2022 over Mariner East II pipeline construction.