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New bill targets Canada’s ‘forever chemicals’

B.C. could soon become the first province to partially ban a group of cancer-causing chemicals used in everything from firefighting equipment to makeup. Tabled by BC Green MLA Adam Olsen, the proposed law would ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the firefighting equipment used by the province's professional and volunteer fire crews. 

India residents try to save a river

Eloor smells like it is dying. Once it was an island of rich farmland on the Periyar River, 17 kilometres from the Arabian Sea, teeming with fish. Now, a stench of putrid flesh permeates the air. Most of the fish are gone.