environment
The US Finally Admitted That Fracking Contaminates Drinking Water

A new report by the US Environmental Protection Agency concludes that hydraulic fracturing is capable of contaminating drinking water at virtually every stage in the process. The admission won’t sit well with the Tories or US President-elect Donald Trump, both of whom have vowed to expand the controversial practice. Read More >>

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Six Million Americans Have This Toxic Chemical in Their Drinking Water

A new Harvard study has found that six million Americans drink water containing unsafe levels of obscure industrial pollutants associated with cancer and other severe health consequences. Read More >>

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Some of Canada’s Lakes are Turning Into Jelly Thanks to Acid Rain

150 years of industrialisation has wrecked the Earth so bad that it'll take thousands of years to recover. Seeing the situation in real life is startling. That's exactly what's happening in a large number of Canada's lakes, which are turning into jelly thanks to acid rain. Read More >>

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Portland’s Draining an Entire Reservoir Because One Guy Peed in It

144 million litres of treated, ready-to-drink water will be flushed into the Columbia River after a teenager peed in a Portland reservoir. Read More >>

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Scientists Make Bricks With Sludge Filtered From Arsenic-Laced Water

Arsenic-contaminated water is a massive problem in the developing world. But, even when you filter it out, the toxic sludge that the process produces often gets dumped right back into the water supply. It's tough to dream up a use for arsenic soup, but one research team finally has: They're making bricks out of it. Read More >>