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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Mississippi River is awash in toxins, report finds

Environment Missouri's new report found that more than 12.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into the Mississippi River in 2010, making it the second-worst river in the country in terms of toxic discharges.

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News Release | Environment Missouri

2 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Missouri’s Waterways

This morning, Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center released Wasting Our Waterways, a new report which shows that facilities discharged over 2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Missouri’s waterways in 2010. Many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, and developmental and reproductive disorders. In 2010, the Mississippi River was the second worst waterway in the nation. The Meramec River watershed was the twelfth worst watershed in the nation in terms of reproductive toxins in 2010. Enviroment Missouri urges the Obama Administration to act quickly to restore Clean Water Act protections to our streams and to turn the tide against toxic pollution of our waterways.

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Report | Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways Report Factsheet

This factsheet summarizes key points and findings from Wasting our Waterways 2012 report, which uses Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data from the EPA to look at how much toxic chemicals are dumped into our waters.

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Report | Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways 2012

Wasting Our Waterways uses Toxic Release Inventory data from the EPA to look at how much toxic chemicals were dumped into our waterways in 2010.  The report finds that facilities discharged over 2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Missouri’s waterways in 2010 alone. The Mississippi River received 12.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals from industries across the entire region where it flows, making it the second worst waterway in the nation.

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News Release | Environment Missouri

Missouri Officials Press Obama Administration for Clean Water

This month, over thirty locally elected leaders from Missouri called on the Obama Administration to implement strong new protections for the state’s great waters, from the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers to our wild Ozark streams. Mayors, city councilman and aldermen, county commissioners, and state representatives and senators from across the state collaborated with Environment Missouri to send a letter to President Obama, urging him to act quickly to protect our state’s rivers.

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