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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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Every Missouri County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

This morning, Environment Missouri released a new report, "In the Path of the Storm." After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, the report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future. The report found that, already, every county in Missouri has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.

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In the Path of the Storm: Missouri Factsheet

This is a helpful factsheet that outlines key points in our recent report, "In the Path of the Storm." It outlines major findings on recent weather-related disasters in Missouri, summerizes how global warming will likely impact extreme weather, and recaps the report's policy recommendations.

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In the Path of the Storm

After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Missouri report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future. The report uses FEMA data to detail the number of weather disasters that Missouri counties have experienced in recent years, and also highlights recent extreme weather events that have impacted Missouri and the nation, such as the flooding of southeast Missouri the summer of 2011.

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Factsheet: Restoring the Clean Water Act for Missouri

This is a helpful factsheet on the Clean Water Act, threats to Missouri's streams, and the EPA's proposed guidance to protect all of Missouri's waterways.

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