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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger 20.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental pollution -- from filthy air to contaminated water -- is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger 20.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger 20.10.2017 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined....
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Oil and gas producers face more stringent air-quality rules on Front Range 20.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
Oil and gas operators in the Front Range would have to retrofit equipment and conduct more frequent inspections to detect leaks, if state regulators on Friday approve proposed rules aimed at helping alleviate smog concerns.
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Yes, Administrator Pruitt, EPA Does Have the Obligation to Protect America from Climate Pollution 19.10.2017 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-authored by EDF’s Ben Levitan) The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is once again misleading the American people in an effort to avoid doing his job. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was interviewed on Fox News this week, and questioned his legal authority and responsibility to protect the public from the […]
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UAH graduate student uncovers link between forest fire smoke, pollution events 18.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Smoke from forest fires might contribute to more than half of certain gritty air pollution events in the continental U.S. during the summer, and as much as 20 percent of those events throughout the year, according to new research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
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Report Blames Pilot In Deadly Balloon Crash, But Also Points Finger At FAA 18.10.2017 NPR News
Investigators found the pilot was impaired by medical conditions and drugs including Valium, oxycodone and Benadryl. The FAA doesn't require medical certification for commercial balloon operators.
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EPA Administrator Pruitt issues directive to curb settlements with outside groups 16.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The move to end a practice called “sue and settle” has been a priority for conservatives and business groups.
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Hiding the benefits of the Clean Power Plan 13.10.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The administration's war against science threatens to defeat myriad economic gains promised by expanding clean energy.
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The Energy 202: Coal production is actually up under Trump. Should he get credit? 12.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Not really, say experts.
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Stepped-up attacks on the media reflect Trump’s bunker mentality 12.10.2017 Washington Post
This wasn’t just a one-day temper tantrum. President Trump has increasingly trained his fire on the media.
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New EPA document reveals sharply lower estimate of the cost of climate change 11.10.2017 Washington Post
New EPA document reveals sharply lower estimate of the cost of climate change
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The Real Reason Why Trump and Pruitt Are Repealing the Clean Power Plan 10.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
For Trump, coal holds the key to voters in the regions thought to have thrust him into the White House. His administration's love affair with the coal industry is not about jobs or "energy independence." It's about base politics and re-election in 2020. President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speak about the US role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images) Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. As concerns about climate disruption and pollution continue to seep into markets and political systems across the globe, coal will never be "clean" enough to keep up with other sources of energy. However, coal is intimately connected to an industrial past that President Donald Trump glorified on the campaign trail. That's why Trump hired Scott Pruitt to ...
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In Yet Another Sop to Coal Industry, Trump’s EPA Moves to Gut Obama Emissions Reg 10.10.2017 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump claimed in September that he did away with the Clean Power Plan, one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious efforts for tackling climate change. The plan was the first to set a limit on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Dispensing with the regulation, Trump told a rally in Alabama, was simple as “Boom, gone.” […]
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Urban Noise Pollution Is Worst in Poor and Minority Neighborhoods and Segregated Cities 9.10.2017 Truthout.com
Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! Most Americans think of cities as noisy places -- but some parts of US cities are much louder than others. Nationwide, neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and proportions of black, Hispanic and Asian residents have higher noise levels than other neighborhoods. In addition, in more racially segregated cities, living conditions are louder for everyone, regardless of their race or ethnicity. As environmental health researchers, we are interested in learning how everyday environmental exposures affect different population groups. In a new study we detail our findings on noise pollution, which has direct impacts on public health. Scientists have documented that environmental hazards, such as air pollution and hazardous waste sites, are not evenly distributed across different populations. Often socially disadvantaged groups such as ...
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The U.S. is enabling civil war and a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Isn't it time Congress had a say in our involvement? 9.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The ongoing civil war in Yemen was instigated by the region’s major powers, with Iran on one side and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Persian Gulf states on the other. The fighting — especially airstrikes by Saudi and United Arab Emirates pilots — has devastated Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest...

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Trump Ties Immigration Demands To DACA Deal, Including Border Wall 9.10.2017 NPR News
Trump wants sweeping immigration law changes as part of any legislative fix for the program that allows Dreamers to stay in the U.S. Democrats say this "fails to represent any attempt at compromise."
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Even When It's Sitting in Storage, Coal Threatens Human Health 8.10.2017 Truthout.com
President Trump and his appointees have pledged to end what they call the "war on coal" -- policies designed to reduce the health and environmental impacts from producing and burning coal, such as  toxic air pollution  and  mine waste disposal in streams . But while it is true that coal production and use in the United States is subject to many long-standing regulations, they exist for good reason.  Burning coal generates air pollutants that cause  thousands of premature deaths and hospitalizations every year . Coal mining, especially mountaintop mining, has been linked to increased exposure to toxic pollutants, increased morbidity and mortality, and  adverse impacts on mental health  for people living nearby. In a recent  study ,  Nicholas Muller  and I uncovered a source of air pollution from coal that has not received much policy scrutiny: the storage and handling of coal piles. We found that wind blowing over uncovered coal piles at US power plants plus gaseous emissions from the piles significantly ...
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Five takeaways from Scott Pruitt’s reported proposal to revoke the Clean Power Plan 7.10.2017 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Today, a draft proposal emerged of the latest step in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s attack on clean air and climate security – a proposal to revoke the Clean Power Plan, America’s only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from power plants. The proposal offers no commitment to do anything to address dangerous carbon […]
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64 Hours In October: How One Weekend Blew Up The Rules Of American Politics 7.10.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A firsthand account of the drama that unfolded during Oct. 7-9, 2016.
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