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| February 24, 2015

Amazon villagers pursue Chevron's assets in Canada

January 28, 2015
| When Chevron bought Texaco in 2001, it inherited its liability for the devastation of Amazon rain forest in the late 1960s. Now Chevron is fighting to avoid paying billions of dollars in damages.
Length: 16:38 minutes (15.24 MB)
Photo: Robert Linsdell/flickr
| November 25, 2014

The Coastal Citizen: The endless ocean garbage dump

November 12, 2014
| We look at why and how we treat the ocean like a garbage dump, how it's affecting us, and what we're doing to clean it up.
Length: 28:21 minutes (13.04 MB)
Photo: Terence S. Jones/flickr
| November 4, 2014
| September 23, 2014
Photo: Tim J Keegan/flickr
| September 9, 2014
| August 26, 2014

Toledo is a warning about phosphorus pollution and toxic drinking water

Photo: Ohio Sea Grant/flickr

Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins lifted the city's drinking water ban at a Monday, August 4 news conference after three days of chaos. The National Guard had been called in to provide clean water so residents could avoid potential health effects -- including skin rashes, vomiting and diarrhea -- of drinking Lake Erie water contaminated with blue-green algal toxins. While some toxins remain, the mayor has declared the city's water supply "safe" for human use.

Scientists point to excessive phosphorus as the culprit in this incident. History bears them out.


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