The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new tool that allows the public to access information about pollutants that are released into local waterways.
The Discharge Monitoring Report Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and lets users search for and map water pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its commitment to fence off the former Carter Carburetor manufacturing plant in north St. Louis.
The 10-acre property is contaminated with asbestos, PCBs, and other industrial pollutants.
A new report released today by the advocacy group Environment Missouri ranks St. Louis as the 10th smoggiest metropolitan area in the country.
A new study shows that despite decades of effort to reduce nitrate pollution in the Mississippi River Basin, concentrations remain as high today as they were in the 1980s.
The U.S. Geological Survey conducted the study, which looked at nitrate levels at eight sites on the Mississippi, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio rivers.
USGS hydrologist and study lead Lori Sprague said the next step will be to figure out where the pollution is coming from.
The Saint Louis University School of Public Health is launching a study to look at the effects of urban air pollution on pregnant women in China.
SLU epidemiologist Zhengmin Qian says the research will track the pregnancies of 100,000 women in Wuhan, a city of nine million people in central China.
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