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Nothing is more important to your health and quality of life than safe drinking water and clean streams and lakes. Across the country, pollution from farms is one of the primary reasons water is no longer clean or safe. Agriculture is the leading source of pollution of rivers and streams surveyed by U.S. government experts, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Thankfully, if we make simple changes in the way we farm, we can take a big step toward clean water.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Trump administration has tapped a longtime chemical and fossil fuel industry executive, who most recently worked for the ultraconservative Koch brothers, to head the scientific research arm of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tap water across the nation is contaminated with an agricultural pollutant linked to cancer, and the problem is worst in small communities that can least afford to fix it, according to a new EWG analysis.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

It’s that they both lied about their environmental records when seeking Senate confirmation.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/28): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Congressional leaders included a provision in legislation that will give commercial airports the option to switch to firefighting foams that do not include the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. 

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law three landmark proposals to protect California’s children from exposure to lead.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Newly released satellite images show the devastating flooding contaminated by pollution from Hurricane Florence’s pounding of the Carolinas, including waste from the hundreds of industrial-scale hog and poultry farms in North Carolina’s coastal plain. Photos from the U.S. Geological Survey starkly demonstrate the consequences of concentrating confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in low-lying areas along sensitive flood plains.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Residents of communities near industrial-scale hog farms in North Carolina face an increased risk of potentially deadly diseases, Duke University scientists reported in a study released this week.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This summer, EWG is tracking outbreaks of potentially toxic algae across the U.S. We have been startled to find that these outbreaks are erupting everywhere: from the East Coast to the West Coast, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Outbreaks of potentially toxic algae in U.S. lakes, rivers, streams and even the Gulf of Mexico continue to rise sharply this summer, according to EWG’s ongoing tracking of algae outbreaks.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

When Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina in 2016, it flooded more than 140 feces-strewn industrial-scale swine and poultry barns, more than a dozen open pits brimming with liquid hog waste and thousands of acres of manure-saturated fields.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In a move that echoes pesticide industry wishes, the Environmental Protection Agency chose to ignore recent science and human health studies on atrazine, a weed-killer that turns male frogs into females and may increase the risk of cancer, the New York Times reported in August.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grossly misrepresented his record on the environment.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The family of fluorinated compounds known as PFAS chemicals includes more than 4,700 chemicals – some linked to cancer, thyroid disease, weakened immunity and developmental defects, and others whose health effects are unknown. One thing’s for sure: You don’t want them in your body.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

One reason to think twice before confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the critical open swing seat on the Supreme Court is his long record of adopting extreme views to defend polluters

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

With overwhelming bipartisan support, state lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a suite of landmark proposals to safeguard Californians, from preschool to the workplace, from lead.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

oday, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general released a scathing account of the abuses of taxpayer money by former agency head Scott Pruitt, who resigned in disgrace after a scandal-ridden 18-month tenure.

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