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The Monongahela river in Pittsburgh. Photo Credit: Kristina Marusic

Chemicals linked to birth defects are being dumped in Pittsburgh’s rivers: Report

Chemicals linked to cancer and developmental harm are also released in large quantities into the city’s three rivers.

PITTSBURGH—More than 50 years after the passage of the national Clean Water Act, industrial polluters still regularly dump toxic chemicals linked to birth defects and cancer into local waterways, according to a new report.

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Researchers say get ready for more floods, contamination

Duke University environmental scientists urge communities to begin long-term planning for the increase in flooding and resulting pollution during extreme storms made worse by climate change.
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Meet the people who want to clean up False Creek

Scientists will descend for a five-day ‘BioBlitz’ to better understand the health of the inlet.
Nigeria: Illegal oil refineries

Nigeria: Illegal oil refineries thrive despite government crackdown

Refining oil illegally is so lucrative in Nigeria that many engage in the practice despite the dangers and a government crackdown. Some of those involved told DW they had no other option to earn a living.
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EPA Administrator Michael Regan tours Cancer Alley and other pollution hotspots, vowing to promote environmental justice

Nearly a year after President Biden vowed to make environmental justice a centerpiece of his climate policy, EPA chief Michael Regan traveled to an area where African Americans experience some of the worst pollution in the nation to make the case that the administration is focused on disadvantaged communities.
Why this former Tesla engineer now works on battery recycling

Why this former Tesla engineer now works on battery recycling

As U.S. battery manufacturing scales up, reusing the raw materials could save time, money, and waste.
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Schools like Lehigh University will use $60M to help businesses reduce pollution

Lehigh University in Bethlehem will receive a share of $60 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers reduce their carbon emissions.

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