Target, Walmart, and CVS should stop providing plastic bags. People can bring their own bags, or if they have a vehicle, cart their goods to bag or box there.
Pressures on our supply include the likelihood of contamination from industrial and agricultural pollution, personal care products such as pharmaceuticals, the threat of aging supply systems, and difficulties in covering the costs of water treatment and cleanup.
One recent study found microplastic particles — fragments measuring less then five millimeters — in globally sourced tap water and beer brewed with water from the Great Lakes.
On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, researchers are testing how well methods to limit agricultural pollution to the Chesapeake Bay actually work.
A petition says EPA should reverse its longstanding delegation of enforcement responsibility and take the Clean Water Act back into federal hands.
Shifts in committee leadership under the House’s new Republican majority are a source of division; so is renewed attention to a metro-outstate regional split.
Environmental groups and a Chippewa band are criticizing the MPCA’s plan to allow the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District to continue discharging the pollutants.
A discussion with Kathleen Schuler, a member of the Minnesota Public Health Association’s Policy and Advocacy Committee, who is calling for a formal health risk assessment of the proposed PolyMet mine.
A Q&A with DNR water conservation specialist Dave Leuthe.
Round-the-world sampling of the sea surface finds usual estimates of plastics pollution may be 100 times too high.
In a pioneering study, water at the surface of four remote lakes on the Kabetogama Peninsula of Voyageurs National Park was tested from 2001 to 2012.
Reserve Mining Company v. The United States of America is seen as a landmark decision, one that gave the EPA broader powers to regulate corporate pollution.
Fish and mussel populations have recovered, but much of the river’s metro portion isn’t safe for dogs to drink or swimmers to use without showering afterward.