Ocean Waves Mist Decades-Old PFAS into the Atmosphere

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Sea spray rereleases large amounts of PFAS from the ocean into the atmosphere. Credit: Pexels/Jess Loiterton “Forever chemicals” enter the air…

Meet the Las Vegas teens facing Western drought head on

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(LtoR) Katie Kim, Fisher Parry and Kira Anderson with the Southern Nevada Water Authority's Youth Conservation Council are on hand…

Climate Change’s ‘Physical Risks’ Are Catching Up With Banks

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A container ship navigates through the Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal on Nov. 3. Drought has led to restrictions on…

US lawmakers Elizabeth Warren and Ro Khanna seek to ban trade in water rights

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Private investors are poised to profit from water scarcity in the west. Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Bill would stop private investors, including…

No birdsong, no water in the creek, no beating wings: how a haven for nature fell silent

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Bernie Krause ‘out there and listening to the soundscapes’ in Sugarloaf Ridge state park. Photograph: Cayce Clifford/The Guardian As the soundscape…

In a first, California cracks down on farms guzzling groundwater

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Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Regulators just imposed unprecedented fees on water usage in the state's agricultural heartland.…

CAL MATTERS: California sets nation’s first water standard for cancer-causing contaminant

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Water suppliers say the costs will be massive, with rates increasing for many consumers. Known as the “Erin Brockovich” chemical,…

EPA limits six ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water — but there are 15,000

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‘Forever chemicals’ are linked to cancer, birth defects and other serious health problems. Photograph: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Rules celebrated for reducing…

Lahaina’s Wildfire Burned So Hot That Many Dangerous Contaminants Likely Vaporized

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USGS scientist Renee Takesue collected sediment in a drainage ditch in Lahaina’s burn zone. Samples are being analyzed by independent…

Marin public health tool gauges sea-levels ‘vulnerability’

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Homes in the Spinnaker Point neighborhood stand alongside wetlands in San Rafael, Calif., on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Nearly all…