Water & Oceans

"A Bold New Vision for Restoring America’s Most Polluted River"

"In many ways, the Ohio River is an unsung resource for the region it serves. The Ohio’s near-thousand-mile course flows through Pennsylvania and five other states before emptying into the Mississippi. .... But its long legacy as a “working river” has also made it the most polluted in the country."

Source: Allegheny Front, 10/21/2016

IG: EPA Action To Protect Flint Residents From Lead Delayed 7 Months

"The Environmental Protection Agency had the authority and information to issue an emergency order protecting residents of Flint, Mich., from lead-tainted water a full seven months before it did so, an EPA internal investigation has concluded."

Source: NPR, 10/21/2016

"The Rising Environmental Toll Of China’s Offshore Island Grab"

"To stake its claim in the strategic South China Sea, China is building airstrips, ports, and other facilities on disputed islands and reefs. Scientists say the activities are destroying key coral reef ecosystems and will heighten the risks of a fisheries collapse in the region."

Source: YaleE360, 10/20/2016

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