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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S, April 9, 2017.

Trump claims San Francisco is infested with dirty syringes and human waste, and says the city is ‘going to hell’

Trump claimed, without evidence, that dirty syringes and human waste were breaching Sam Francisco's storm drains and contaminating ocean water.
U.S. President Trump visits a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa

Trump claims San Francisco’s homeless are polluting the ocean with needles and threatens to fine the city

San Francisco's mayor dismissed Trump's claims and said that the city has one of the US's "most effective" waste systems, which filters out debris.
Trump, California, and Detroit aren't seeing eye-to-eye.

Trump thinks more fuel-efficient cars would be more expensive and less good — here’s why he’s wrong

President Donald Trump has demonstrated a reliable ignorance of the US auto industry. His most recent dustup with California is the latest example.

President Trump keeps falsely saying the US has the ‘world’s cleanest and safest air.’ Actually, he’s making pollution worse.

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, and it is getting worse.
Smog over Denver in 1974.

35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing US cities before regulations limited the damage.
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.