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Trump Administration’s Clean Power Plan Rollback a “Disgrace” 19.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Administration’s Clean Power Plan Rollback a “Disgrace”
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U.S. air quality is slipping after years of improvement 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it's troubling to see air quality progress stagnate.
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7 ways for cities to slash plastic pollution 18.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Let's send community cleanup days to the trash heap.
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What's Your Moonshot? Meet The Man Solving India's Paddy Straw Burning Problem 17.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Entrepreneur Sukhmeet Singh is buying the straw Indian farmers used to burn and is turning it into fuel and other products— dramatically reducing pollution in the process
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The Trump EPA is setting back chemicals policies by decades 13.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Tacoma, WA 1972 As we approach the third anniversary of the historic passage of bipartisan legislation to overhaul our nation’s broken chemical safety system, we’re hearing that political appointees at the agency are gearing up to celebrate their “successes” in implementing the law. While the chemical industry may […]
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Minnesota's generally clean air still contributes to thousands of deaths 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota's air meets federal quality standards, but a new state study finds pollution is a factor in as many as 4,000 deaths.
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UCLA rocked by charges that staff gynecologist sexually abused patients 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

UCLA is under scrutiny Monday over its handling of a former gynecologist who was charged with sexual battery and exploitation during his treatment of two patients at a university facility.

UCLA acknowledged first receiving a complaint against Dr. James Mason Heaps in 2017 and placed him on leave...

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Southern California’s most toxic polluters will pay more under air board’s fee hike 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Southern California air quality officials will dramatically raise fees on toxic polluters in an effort to make oil refineries, manufacturers and other industries pay a greater share of the cost of monitoring and regulating their most health-threatening emissions.

The South Coast Air Quality Management...

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Asia's longhorned tick takes its first documented bite in the U.S. 7.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The parasite carries potentially lethal pathogens in Asia as well as Australia and New Zealand. Now it's in North America. We ask tick specialists to weigh in.
5 Under-recognized Impacts of Air Pollution 5.6.2019 THE CITY FIX
Most of the rising global attention to air pollution focuses on the impacts that ozone, particulate matter and other pollutants have on human health. This is natural; the numbers in the headlines are striking. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that ...
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5 Under-recognized Impacts of Air Pollution 5.6.2019 WRI Stories
5 Under-recognized Impacts of Air Pollution Comments|Add Comment|PrintVisible air pollution in Delhi, India. Photo by Sumita Roy Dutta/Wikimedia Commons Most of the rising global attention to air pollution focuses on the impacts that ozone, particulate matter and other pollutants have on human health. This is natural; the numbers in the headlines are striking. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that air pollution inside and outside the home is responsible for about 7 million... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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FDA finds surprisingly high levels of PFAS in certain foods – including chocolate cake 3.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant As reported by the Associated Press today, at a conference last week in Helsinki, Finland, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) presented the results of three studies it conducted of 16 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in various foods. A friend who attended the conference […]
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FDA finds contamination by “forever chemicals” in grocery store meats, seafood and chocolate cake 3.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe.
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FDA food sampling finds contamination by 'forever chemicals' 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The levels in nearly half of the meat and fish tested were double or more the only currently existing federal advisory level for any kind of the widely used manmade compounds, which are called per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS.
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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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Policy News: May 28, 2019 29.5.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: House Appropriations Bills Propose Funding Increases for Ecological Science NSF receives a seven percent increase. Senate appropriations process remains stalled. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Attend ESA communications training in Flagstaff, AZ. Call for emerging policy issues. Congress House Natural Resources Committee holds hearing on IPBES Global Assessment ...
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Suncor’s hydrogen-cyanide emissions exceeded permit last year; Colorado now weighing refinery’s request to increase limit 26.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
The pollution from Suncor's Commerce City refinery exemplifies the incremental environmental degradation along Colorado's Front Range that increasingly rankles residents. For decades, people in the largely Latino lower-income north Denver neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea have suffered disproportionately from asthma, cancer and heart-lung ailments --- possibly related to air pollution.
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Consumer trust is falling. Here’s how companies can earn it back. 25.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Consumer trust is falling. Here’s how companies can earn it back.
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Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
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Los Angeles Ranked Highest in U.S. for Deaths Linked to Air Pollution 22.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists warned efforts to tackle air pollution that have saved the lives of Americans are under threat from Trump administration policies.
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