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Michigan leads nation in PFAS. It will lead cleanups, too, U.S. reps say

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A report this month found Michigan leads the nation in sites contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS, and the state’s bipartisan delegation in Congress has introduced a flurry of legislation to increase testing.

As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis

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As drought grips the Philippines, Manila is becoming the latest big city to struggle to access enough water.

In Mississippi River Flood Fight, Army Corps Prepares to Open Rarely Used Spillway

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The Morganza spillway will redirect some of the river’s surging waters to protect Louisiana’s big cities and its levee system.

EPA Considers Options for Reuse and Discharge of Oil and Gas Wastewater

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U.S. oil and gas companies are setting production records, while also pumping up enormous volumes of salty, chemical-laden water. The question now: What to do with the noxious water?

‘It’s Raining Plastic’: Researchers Find Microscopic Fibers in Colorado Rain Samples

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“We’re seeing plastics virtually everywhere we look,” U.S. Geological Survey researcher says.

Energy Companies Eye Big Oil and Gas Expansion in Wyoming

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Will the fracking boom echo in America’s leading coal state?

‘Alarming’ Increase in U.S. Hepatitis A Cases, CDC Reports

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The resurgence of the viral liver disease hepatitis A is linked to drug use and homelessness.

Voice of resilience: Kenyan radio builds herders' trust in drought insurance

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As a warming climate spurs more extreme weather, herders in Kenya's arid and semi-arid northern parts can lose up to 10 percent of their livestock when drought hits.

Capital Flight? Indonesia Leader Suggests Moving Government Out of Sinking Jakarta

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Unsustainable groundwater use is one factor that could prompt a political and urban restructuring in Indonesia.