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A new study by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan suggests that extreme precipitation is linked to the need for beach closures. Due to runoff from agriculture caused by intense precipitation, officials...

source: Great Lakes Echo

Scientists discovered that Toronto exports polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, to Lake Ontario mostly through the air. But its flame retardants and combustion pollutants reach the lake through tributaries. The different routes are important to understand because they could...

source: Environmental Health News

In state capitols from Maine to Oregon, environmental advocates are filing bills to identify and ban noxious chemicals and industry groups are fighting back with pointed rebukes and high-pitched lobbying. Toxic reform legislation is either breathing with new life or being...

source: The Center for Public Integrity

A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood. The report from the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that climate change...

source: The Guardian

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule that would give the federal government regulatory authority over millions of acres of wetlands and roughly 2 million miles of streams. The proposal, which is subject to a 90-day comment period slated to begin in a few weeks,...

source: The Washington Post via The Virginian-Pilot

Of the tens of millions of gallons of oil that enter North American oceans each year due to human activities, only 8 percent comes from tanker or oil pipeline spills, according to the 2003 book Oil in the Sea III by the U.S. National Research Council of the National Academy...

source: National Geographic


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