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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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Scientists release controversial genetically modified mosquitoes in high-security lab 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful "gene drive." The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects.
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A Complete Bucket List of Places to Find Peace & Quiet 20.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Unplug and de-stress in these scenic, beautiful places where no phones are ringing and you can truly switch off and reconnect with yourself.
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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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The VW scandal leads to a path to healthier cities 19.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It was the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. How can it have the most impact?
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Toxins From Household Materials Found in Children 18.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Potentially harmful toxins known as SVOCs are ubiquitous in indoor environments.
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Klobuchar hits Wisconsin, Iowa on first presidential campaign road trip 17.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar started her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in familiar territory, but some potential voters want more specifics on her health care platform.
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Pressured by Congress, EPA moves to limit highly toxic chemicals found in drinking water 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water around the country. Environmentalists, congressional Democrats and state officials countered that the agency...

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Congress to Pass Funding Bill, Keeping open Critical Public Health and Environmental Agencies 14.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Congress to Pass Funding Bill, Keeping open Critical Public Health and Environmental Agencies
EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Under strong pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will move ahead this year with a process that could lead to setting a safety threshold for a group of highly toxic chemicals in drinking water.
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'Forever' chemicals leave costly water problem in Bemidji, cities across the country 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The north-central Minnesota city is just one of many cities across the United States dealing with the expensive environmental fallout from PFAS, which are known for being some of the most resilient chemicals ever created.
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Data visualization to drive clean air innovation and improve health 14.2.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Aileen Nowlan, Senior Manager, EDF+Business The first time I spoke at a conference about air pollution, the venue was right beside a daycare—a well-regarded chain, no doubt with significant waiting lists. But on the outside, the facility was steps from onramps to a bridge and a major highway, where horns blared and buses and trucks […]
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Why the Green New Deal Is So Vague About Food and Farming 13.2.2019 Mother Jones
The Green New Deal resolution, released last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), offered broad visions for socially just and climate-ready food and farm policy. It called for a “10-year national mobilization” to “eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector” by “supporting family farming,” “investing in sustainable farming and land […]
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Daily Digest: Klobuchar on ‘Green New Deal’ 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A quick look at some political stories making news in Minnesota.
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Built to last: The business case for living buildings in 2019 12.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
And four value propositions that have incentivized companies and organizations such as NRDC, Etsy and Google to complete them.
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EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks 11.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There's growing evidence that long-term exposure to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, can be dangerous, even in tiny amounts.
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EDF, Allies Urge D.C. Circuit to Close EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution 8.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Urge D.C. Circuit to Close EPA Loophole for Toxic Air Pollution
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Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams 8.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Animal waste and fertilizer runoff are two of the largest contributors to water pollution and contamination. Rising productivity on industrial factory farms is single-handedly impairing drinking water supplies across the country, polluting with key culprits like nitrogen, phosphate, insecticides and pesticides.

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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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Reimagining rare earth elements in a sacrifice zone-free future 6.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
We need to rethink how and where we get the materials crucial to a greener energy future
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