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Only 1% of Japan’s biggest coral reef healthy: survey
Sunday May 20th 2018, 11:26 PM

Japan’s biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study.

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Study: Lake Superior water in Apostle Islands has high plastic pollution
Sunday May 20th 2018, 11:23 PM

Samples collected from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore had an average of 170 to 225 pieces of microplastic per kilogram of sand.

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Birds are dropping dead off Australia’s coast, and it’s all our fault
Sunday May 20th 2018, 11:21 PM

Confronting new images reveal the cost of Australia’s obsession with plastic, with appalled scientists recovering hundreds of fragments from the stomachs of birds.

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Tulare mayor criticizes farmers on Facebook, farmers react angrily
Sunday May 20th 2018, 11:14 PM

Tulare Mayor Carlton Jones is facing the wrath of the farming community after saying on social media that agriculture is damaging to the environment and public health.

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Need stringent guidelines for treatment of pharmaceutical waste: Experts
Sunday May 20th 2018, 11:08 PM

There is a need to implement stringent guidelines for treatment and monitoring of waste discharged from pharmaceutical industries in India, experts have said.

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Ontario leaders pledge Grassy Narrows cleanup
Sunday May 20th 2018, 10:56 PM

The leaders of all three of Ontario’s major political parties pledged Friday to clean up a mercury-contaminated river that has plagued the Grassy Narrows First Nation for decades.

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Toxic coal ash cleanup a huge cost for Floyd County, Indiana
Sunday May 20th 2018, 10:54 PM

Tons of toxic coal ash might have stayed buried for good, but a retired worker worried about people getting sick. It’s hiding under ponds and roads.

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Mombasa lead poisoning victim demand billions in compensation
Sunday May 20th 2018, 10:48 PM

Slum dwellers accuse Nema of ignoring advice and licensing factory whose activities affected their health.

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From Pittsburgh to Flint, the dire consequences of giving private companies responsibility for ailing public water systems
Sunday May 20th 2018, 10:43 PM

In both cities, officials have faced criticism for their inaction and failure to alert the public. The crises have another important thing in common: a private water company named Veolia, which had contracts with both Flint and Pittsburgh.

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Chemical to be added to Pittsburgh drinking water to reduce lead
Sunday May 20th 2018, 10:36 PM

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has received state approval to add a chemical to the drinking water supply to reduce lead contamination from lead pipes and fittings.

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WV water crisis settlements not yet ready for distribution
Sunday May 20th 2018, 10:33 PM

Residents and businesses affected by the 2014 Kanawha Valley water crisis won’t receive settlements until a federal judge issues his final approval order and administrators finish processing the claims.

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More reasons to be worried about cancer-causing chemicals on military bases
Sunday May 20th 2018, 10:30 PM

Fears of contaminated water near military bases grow as the federal government refuses to release new study about dangerous chemicals.

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