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View of semi-submerged automobile wreckage lining the shore of acu rve of the Cuyahoga River (looking south), near Jaite, Ohio, 1968. A railroad bridge is visible in the background.

Vintage EPA photos reveal what US waterways looked like before pollution was regulated

In the years after the US Environmental Protection Agency was founded, the agency dispatched photographers to document pollution and contamination.
The Cuyahoga River in 2016.

The Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago today. These stomach-churning photos highlight why the EPA exists.

Photos of the Cuyahoga River, which burst into flames over a dozen times, remind us why Richard Nixon created the US Environmental Protection Agency.

11 ways the Trump administration has gutted environmental and public land protections

The Trump administration is reportedly increasing efforts to deny the acceleration of climate change — and the government's role in researching it.
A bee flies to collect pollen on a mustard field.

The US just banned 12 pesticides that are like nicotine for bees. Here’s how dangerous they are.

The EPA recently banned 12 products containing neonicotinoid, a pesticide that can be deadly to bees.
In 2016, 4 billion pounds of plastic was used in US bottled water production.

12 facts that show why bottled water is one of the biggest scams of the century

Some Americans get their water for free from the tap. The rest pay for it — at the cost of $100 billion a year.
Safe drinking water should be clear.

11 cities with the worst tap water in the US

Millions of people are exposed to unsafe drinking water every year in the US.

Dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ have been found in US drinking water at alarmingly high rates — here’s what to know about PFAS

On military bases and in cities and towns around the country, people are exposed to dangerously high levels of artificially produced PFAS chemicals.
GM CEO Mary Barra and President Donald Trump.

Trump’s battle with automakers over California’s emissions standards is completely pointless

This battle isn't about who will win, because all the automakers can do is lose — instead it's about Trump's addiction to political theater.
Former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt (right)

What to know about Andrew Wheeler, who President Trump just nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency

Andrew Wheeler has been acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since Scott Pruitt resigned. Trump wants to make it official.
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These $2,000 solar panels pull clean drinking water out of the air, and they might be a solution to the global water crisis

Zero Mass Water produces solar panels that pull water out of the air, filter it, and deliver it to your home faucet.