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EPA slashes federally protected waters by more than half after Supreme Court ruling

The Environmental Protection Agency and US Army on Tuesday released a new rule that slashes federally protected water by more than half, following a Supreme Court decision in May that rolled back protections for US wetlands.

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Helping the Great Salt Lake: How can teaching children help

This program introduces children to the value of the Great Salt Lake. Renowned climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe says it’s working.
Supreme Court weighing Clean Water Act

If the Supreme Court rolls back the Clean Water Act, California will be ready — thanks to Trump

The Supreme Court appears ready to narrow the scope of the Clean Water Act, eliminating protections for many inland streams and wetlands that feed rivers, lakes and bays. But California is also ready, thanks to former President Donald Trump.

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Ontario’s Durham Region battles over future of Carruthers Creek

Pickering wants to build a hospital that could increase flood risk downstream in Ajax, on a watershed already under stress. The disagreement ties back to an old fight over land just outside of Ontario's protected Greenbelt.