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How the way we reduce PFAS in water takes environmental toll

Granular activated carbon is most effective at absorbing PFAS, but it contributes to the carbon footprint — a conundrum scientists want to solve.
Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast. Scientists demand action before it becomes a toxic dustbin
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Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast. Scientists demand action before it becomes a toxic dustbin

Great Salt Lake is also known as America's Dead Sea -- owing to a likeness to its much smaller Middle Eastern counterpart -- but scientists worry the moniker could soon take new meaning.
Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health
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Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health

The EPA, in prioritizing industry over its mandate to protect the environment, has infringed on Pennsylvania’s right to pure water and our health and safety.
In fight against PFAS, some say Trump’s EPA fell short

In fight against PFAS, some say Trump’s EPA fell short

Environmentalists dispute glowing 11th hour statements from Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency on successes in fight against PFAS.
PA: Coal-fired power plants closing without RGGI

PA: Coal-fired power plants closing without RGGI

In a budget hearing, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said coal-fired power plants are closing because of market forces and no one is making the financial commitment to fund new coal plants or help workers transition.

EPA head talks about toxic chemicals found at SC military bases, future climate policies

EPA head talks about toxic chemicals found at SC military bases, future climate policies

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler talked about the direction the agency is taking during a stop in Charleston.

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