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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.
Zero Mass Water is backed by a $1 billion fund led by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

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.

GM calls for an emissions-credit program that will cover the entire US

GM proposed a National Zero Emissions Vehicle program that would be based on a current system of ZEV credits used by California and nine other states.

President Trump said the US has ‘the cleanest air in the world’. Here’s the reality, according to an air quality scientist.

The US doesn't have the cleanest air in the world. In fact, measured in terms of PM 2.5, the country comes in seventh.
The remains of a World War II-era crash boat found in the Gowanus Canal.

Workers cleaning out one of New York City’s dirtiest canals have uncovered historic relics covered in toxic gunk

Raw sewage tanks overflow into the Gowanus, which contains amounts of heavy metals like arsenic that are 60 times higher than healthy exposure levels. As part of the EPA's cleanup, workers recently found relics that go back to Brooklyn's industrial past, including a "crash boat" from World War II.
Trump with GM CEO Mary Barra and late FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Trump’s car-industry battle reveals a surprising divide between big auto companies and oil giants

The automakers and the oil companies have long been thought to have shared interests. But when it comes to California's waiver to set its own mileage and emissions standards, those interests may diverge. The EPA has taken on California in a looming battle that big oil wants but big auto doesn't.