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How joining a climate program could save Western Pennsylvania kids’ lives and lungs

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PITTSBURGH—Last month, Pennsylvania took a major step toward joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program that limits c...
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Intercepted Podcast: EPA pressures scientists in chemical cases

theintercept.com
Intercept reporter Sharon Lerner interviews the whistleblowers who provided key evidence substantiating the fact that corruption continues at hig...
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Leaked audio: EPA overruled scientists in “hair-on-fire” cases

theintercept.com
When industry wants a chemical safety assessment done yesterday, EPA managers classify it as “hair on fire." And they frequently overr...
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Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday

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Despite Bayer AG's efforts to put an end to costly litigation inherited in its acquisition of Monsanto, opening statements in yet another tr...
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A Black community in Northeast D.C. is surrounded by industrial pollution. The city plans to add more.

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The D.C. government is preparing to build a sprawling school-bus terminal in the historically Black enclave of Brentwood, where residents have lo...
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7 years after Mount Polley B.C. mining rules still out of date

thenarwhal.ca
On Aug. 4, 2014, a dam holding contaminated waste failed, causing one of the worst mining disasters in Canadian history. Despite repeated promise...
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A world of hurt: 2021 climate disasters raise alarm over food security

mongabay.com
Record extreme weather in the U.S., Brazil, China and elsewhere is impacting food production this year, with the future expected to be far worse....
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There’s a 46% chance that fish you bought is mislabelled

nationalobserver.com
A new Oceana Canada study says that means some people are paying more for lower-quality seafood and some restaurants and grocery stores are being...
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Concerns over pollution and hot weather add another challenge to marathon swimming

latimes.com
Following an open-water test event in mid-2019, one competitor told reporters the bay "smelled like a toilet."
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Reef-harming sunscreens are now banned from all national marine parks in Thailand

timeout.com
It's now illegal to apply sunscreen containing harmful substances at all national marine parks in Thailand.
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Putting people at the center of medicine, research, and policy

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I remember the feelings of newness, possibility, and responsibility as I sat with classmates in Harvard's Tosteson Medical Education Center ...
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EPA backtracks on aerial pesticide ban

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EPA said it won't end aerial spraying of the herbicide paraquat, reversing a restriction the agency recommended during the Trump administrat...
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Chemicals from deodorant, sun block, other fragrant products amount to major air pollution, says NOAA study

inquirer.com
Personal care products can generate half or more of the volatile organic compounds -- a primary ingredient in forming ground-level ozone -- in an...
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How Black foragers find freedom in the natural world

nytimes.com
Foraging has opened their eyes not just to the possibilities of new food sources, but to the legacy of land separation.
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Line 5 pipeline between U.S. and Canada could cause 'devastating damage' to Great Lakes, say environmentalists

www.cbc.ca
Canadian officials are siding with Enbridge to keep pipeline running despite Michigan's claims it is unsafe.
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333 people rescued from slavery in Brazil mines since 2008, exclusive report shows

mongabay.com
A breakthrough report has mapped out all the raids carried out to rescue people working in slave-labor conditions in mines across Brazil since 20...
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Portsmouth's Haven well to supply water again, 7 years after PFAS contamination found

seacoastonline.com
Thousands of people – including children and infants attending two day care facilities at the former Pease Air Force Base – were expo...
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Taking water conservation to a new level

nytimes.com
Water recycling in office buildings is seen as a promising sustainability effort, as well as a smart hedge against rising costs and future shorta...
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In Pakistan city, green scheme for polluting bus owners inches along

reuters.com
In its latest bid to tackle Peshawar's toxic smog problem, the provincial government has devoted 670 million rupees (about $4.1 million) to ...
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In reversal, EPA won’t allow radioactive fertilizer byproduct in roads

tampabay.com
Last year the fertilizer industry won approval to use the byproduct. But now the Environmental Protection Agency is under new management.
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Opinion: To get high-risk pesticides out of our bodies, insulate the EPA from politics and follow the science

ehn.org
Both in our personal lives and as a society, the consequences of dismissing warnings from science versus heeding them have been driven home by th...
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Life on the Houston Fifth Ward’s plume

ehn.org
Editor's note: This story was produced and co-published in collaboration with Scalawag.HOUSTON — There's a certain smell that rem...
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Beirut is greening the aftermath of disaster

reasonstobecheerful.world
One year ago an explosion decimated Beirut. Today, the city is picking up the pieces -- and using them to rebuild.
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Green infrastructure can limit but not solve air pollution injustice

nature.com
While green infrastructure has the potential to decrease air pollution and provide other benefits to human health, vegetation alone cannot resolv...
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Some veterans exposed to toxics from burn pits to have compensation fast-tracked by VA

stripes.com
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday created a fast-track to disability compensation for certain veterans who developed asthma, rhinitis ...
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Global competition over fish stocks increasingly affects Hawaii

civilbeat.org
Competition over dwindling fish stocks has led to violent confrontations around the world. Hawaii longliners are feeling the effects.
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Quebec's relationship with forestry industry under scrutiny as pressure mounts to protect woodlands

www.cbc.ca
In the eyes of experts, environmental activists and Indigenous communities, Quebec's Forest Ministry appears more interested in safeguarding...
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Air pollution exposure is shifting from outdoor to indoor – here's why

theconversation.com
Getting vehicles off the road may do wonders for smog, but there's more to air pollution than that.
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Jordan's water crisis offers a warning for world

jordantimes.com
Jordan's per capita water supply will be halved by the end of the century due to dwindling water supplies and a growing population, accordin...
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In Germany’s forests, another virus battle unfolds: Keeping pigs safe from African swine fever

washingtonpost.com
At stake is Europe's valuable pig farms and exports.
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