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November, 2023

PFAS include around 5,000 chemicals. They have been produced since the 1940s, but their health and environmental risks only gained widespread attention after the chemicals were found in drinking water in 2001. Nearly everyone has come in contact with these forever chemicals through water, food or consumer products.
The two most common and controversial PFAS are no longer made in the United States. But products made with or containing them may still be imported.

June 27, 2023

The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced a $515,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to the Town of Narragansett to protect its wastewater facility from coastal erosion.

“With sea level rise and more frequent and severe coastal storm events, critical infrastructure like Narragansett’s Scarborough Wastewater Treatment Facility need to be hardened to the impacts of climate change,” said Jeffrey Diehl, CEO of Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. “We are pleased that this $515,000 loan will allow Narragansett to better protect their wastewater treatment facility which is so important to residents, businesses, and the environment.”

May 30, 2023

The $14 million contract will repair dunes/berms and widen parts of the beach to enhance the storm resilience of the City of Brigantine.

February 28, 2023

There’s a surprisingly simple and proven solution to stormwater pollution. When it rains in urbanized places like parking lots and paved streets, instead of soaking into the ground, stormwater runs off these impermeable — essentially water-proof — surfaces picking up and transporting pollutants along the way. Some of the pollutants in stormwater come from what’s washed off impermeable surfaces and some pollutants come from leaves and other organic debris that clog storm drains. When polluted stormwater ends up in our rivers and lakes, people and pets and livelihoods are at risk.

The City of Naples’ Public Works tells NBC2 the stormwater outfall project is ahead of schedule and set to wrap up construction in the coming weeks.
Beach accesses at 3rd Avenue North and 2nd Avenue North are currently closed due to drilling. There are no street closures or impacts to the surrounding beach.

November, 2022

This story is jointly published by nonprofits Amplify Utah and The Salt Lake Tribune, in collaboration with Salt Lake Community College, to elevate diverse perspectives in local media through student journalism.

Utah has a water problem.

According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, 2022 has been the driest year on record in Utah, with 79.12% of the state in extreme drought or worse this summer. It is affecting everything in the ecosystem, including the local population.

Oct. 14, 2022

Ogden • The Great Salt Lake will get a water boost, a new public-private partnership and see expanded conservation efforts to help it reach a sustainable level.

September 8, 2022

PARK CITY, Utah – In the last month, two different cleaning companies, whose names have not been released, were caught illegally dumping carpet cleaning waste into storm drains in Newpark by members of the public.

September 19, 2022

Ogden, Utah  — Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visited Ogden, Utah, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.


The EPA has settled with Crescent Point Energy and EP Energy for Clean Air Act violations at oil and gas production facilities in Utah.

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