EPA proposes new limits on forever chemicals in drinking water

Mar 16, 2023
PFAS are linked to health issues including cancer. Critics are concerned about the costs of complying with the proposed standards.
The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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Can a lake have legal rights? Voters in Toledo, Ohio, will decide

Feb 22, 2019
Ballot measure supporters want to stop pollution in Lake Erie. Opponents say the measure could unleash a torrent of frivolous lawsuits.
Members of a grassroots group called Toledoans for Safe Water set up a sign on a highway overpass urging people to vote for the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.
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Sharing water across borders can get complicated — and expensive

Jul 21, 2017
At the U.S.-Mexico border, two of the region's largest urban areas share a water source — and it's become a race to the bottom.

Rio's water problems go far beyond the Olympics

Aug 5, 2016
The games may be shining a light on a clean water crisis, but the problems don't end when the Olympics are over.
Athletes practice on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the site of the Olympic rowing venue for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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