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PFAS: Behind the Label

In previous coverage, we’ve told you about PFAS—per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances that don’t readily break... (more)

Lena Beck
May 29, 2024
The EPA Just Passed the First-Ever Federal Regulations for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in...

Last month, the EPA passed its first-ever legally enforceable drinking water standards on a handful... (more)

Lena Beck
May 29, 2024
Toxic PFAS are Everywhere, and Remain Largely Unregulated

The Haw River cuts through North Carolina’s Piedmont region from its source in Forsyth County.... (more)

Lena Beck
December 20, 2023
You’ve Already Been Exposed to Toxic PFAS. But You Can Take Steps...

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly abbreviated as PFAS or “forever chemicals,” are ubiquitous. They have... (more)

Lena Beck
December 20, 2023
Water Treatment Plants Are Ineffective at Removing Forever Chemicals

In a new study, PFAS compounds were found in both untreated and treated water across... (more)

Shea Swenson
November 4, 2022
These Tiny Crustaceans Are the Bees of the Sea

Researchers make a first-of-its-kind discovery about how underwater plants get pollinated.

Shea Swenson
August 12, 2022
The Oyster Farmers Working to Address Aquaculture’s Big Plastics Problem

Innovative producers and researchers are turning to wood, cork, mushrooms and other materials in an... (more)

Bridget Shirvell
June 25, 2022
Facing Another Drought, California Proposes Buying Out Farmers’ Water Rights

Lawmakers are considering using part of the state’s $100-billion budget surplus to buy water rights... (more)

Shea Swenson
June 9, 2022
Study: America’s Drinking Water Often Has Significant Levels of Lead, Arsenic and...

Shortly before leaving office, the Trump administration finally put into place a plan to test... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
April 1, 2021