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Burrard inlet industrial pollution
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A portrait of pollution around Canada’s busiest port

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is pushing for stricter regulations to protect Burrard Inlet from industrial pollution, as a leaked video highlights the challenges of enforcement.

Ainslie Cruickshank reports for The Narwhal.

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radioactive risks of toxic coal ash
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Environmentalists rattled by radioactive risks of toxic coal ash

The EPA now recognizes the risks of gamma radiation from radium in coal ash, but many states aren’t even sure where the toxic waste has been used. In Alabama, environmental regulators say they do not track so-called ‘beneficial’ uses of coal ash.
Batista Brothers anti-environmentalists
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The billionaire brothers who are giving the Kochs a run for their money

Wesley and Joesley Batista run a business empire linked to rampant emissions, deforestation, worker abuses, Covid crises, bribery, price-fixing, SEC violations, and tainted meat. It’s almost impressive.
EPA completes fire-related cleanup on Maui

EPA completes fire-related cleanup on Maui

Hazardous materials have been removed from Lahaina and Upcountry sites nearly three months after the fires.
Wyoming nuclear power TerraPower

Feds field questions about Wyoming's first nuclear power plant

Before it can build a nuclear power plant, TerraPower must build a thorough case for feds to permit it, which includes public scrutiny.
Pittsburgh plastic bag ban

Editorial: Goodbye to plastic bags in Pittsburgh

They have their uses and will not be easily replaced.