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Meet e-commerce’s sustainability problem that isn’t the cardboard box 17.7.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Meet e-commerce’s sustainability problem that isn’t the cardboard box
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Wearable sensors drive demand for cleaner air 16.7.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tasha Kosviner, Environment Writer/ Editor This blog originally appeared on Medium. With increasing global concern about air pollution, the availability of, and interest in, wearable air quality monitors has accelerated in recent years. In addition to the AirBeam, there is now also the Tzoa, the Flow, the ATMOtube, the CleanSpace Tag. A quick search of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe […]
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India’s Environmental Challenges in 10 Images 16.7.2019 THE CITY FIX
The last two decades have seen a rampant rise in environmental challenges being faced by cities and countries globally. In India, too, challenges related to air pollution, waste management, scarcity of water, conservation of natural resources, and loss of biodiversity, ...
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Leaky valve likely caused the explosion of a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule 16.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A leaky valve in the spacecraft’s propulsion system likely caused the destruction of a SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule, which exploded during a test three months ago, a company official said Monday.

No astronauts were in the capsule, and the explosion did not injure anyone.

“Overall, it’s...

Coral Bleaching Not Just Caused by Global Warming But Nitrogen Pollution From Sewage, Fertilizers, Top Soil 15.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It is important for everyone to know that their actions on land impact their local reefs onshore: runoff from agriculture and sewage, particularly during storm events, compromise our reefs," an expert told Newsweek.
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Hot weather and bad air start off the week for Southern California 15.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Southern Californians are getting a muggy start to the week as high temperatures are expected to peak Monday, prompting poor air quality advisories from health officials.

Valley temperatures will reach 98 to 103 degrees, dipping slightly Tuesday, meteorologists said.

In central Los Angeles, temperatures...

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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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Water Gremlin to pay $500 fine per day in addition to $7 million settlement 13.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has denied an extension for the White Bear Lake Township company to test its pollution control equipment. Water Gremlin was fined earlier this year for air quality violations for more than 15 years.
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Heat wave expected to bring bad air quality, officials say 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The heat wave forecast for this weekend is expected to bring poor air quality to the region.

Air quality officials have issued an ozone advisory for the South Coast Air Basin through Tuesday morning.

Ground-level ozone — the gas in smog — will probably reach unhealthy to very unhealthy levels in...

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Diesel trucks are among California’s biggest polluters. Smog-check them 9.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The routine smog check is one of the basic requirements of owning a car in California. Older cars have to be taken to the shop every other year to ensure that they have been properly maintained and don’t spew excessive emissions from their tailpipes.

But even though heavy-duty diesel trucks are...

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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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The Biggest Lie in Trump’s Environmental Speech Today 9.7.2019 Mother Jones
There were so many lies strung together in President Trump’s environmental speech from the White House on Monday, it’s a challenge to fact-check. “I’m glad you finally let people know what we’re doing,” Trump said, taking the podium from his Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, who was one of the string of speakers appearing […]
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Few of Trump’s environmental claims stand up to scrutiny 9.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump on Monday held himself out as a leader in the fight to protect America’s air and water, despite two years of policies that have weakened environmental regulations.

In a speech at the White House, Trump said his administration was working “harder than many previous administrations,...

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A dry Monday in most areas; update on Canadian wildfire smoke 8.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It was a beautiful Sunday across most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The high temp at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was 84 degrees, which is exactly our average high temp in the Twin Cities this time of year. Average feels great in July! Wildfire smoke is moving away The thickest smoke from Canadian wildfires has…
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Pleasant July Sunday; unsettled at times this week 7.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Smoky skies Smoke from Canadian wildfires in eastern Manitoba and western Ontario spread across northern Minnesota on Saturday. In response, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an Air Quality Alert for smoky air for about the northern third of the state. Most of the smoke is aloft as of Sunday morning. Some of it likely…
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A nice Sunday in most areas; Canadian wildfire smoke lingers in far northern Minn. 7.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It was an enjoyable Saturday across most of Minnesota, but parts of far northern Minnesota had reduced air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires. Sunday may be a replay of Saturday’s conditions, with some additional spots in northern Minnesota seeing some smoke during the morning hours. Air quality alert for the north The Minnesota…
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Smoke from Canadian wildfires prompts air quality alert in northern Minnesota 6.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reported that smoke from wildfires in Manitoba and Ontario has drifted across northern Minnesota.
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A quiet weekend; Canadian wildfire smoke lowers Ely air quality 6.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It’ll be nice to go through this Saturday afternoon without any severe weather warnings.  And it’ll be a comfy Saturday, with lowered dew points and near-normal highs. Temperature trends Saturday afternoon highs will be mainly in the upper 70s to the lower 80s across Minnesota and western Wisconsin, but it’ll be cooler near Lake Superior. …
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Southern California air pollution spikes amid haze of July 4th fireworks 6.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

First came an earth-rattling temblor and then a massive display of July 4th fireworks. Now, residents of Southern California are sharing yet another collective experience — bad air quality.

Along with the usual Independence Day-related injuries and hangovers, July 4th and 5th bring with them some...

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Trump Is Going to Brag About All He’s Done for the Environment. No. Really. 6.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump plans to go on the offensive against criticism of his industry-friendly rollbacks of environment protections in a speech on Monday, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Trump will tout America’s clean air and […]
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