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Lawmakers seek $16 million to expand Exide lead cleanup beyond yards 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A long-overlooked source of lead contamination in neighborhoods near a closed Vernon battery recycler could be cleaned under a push by state lawmakers to target the grassy strips between sidewalks and streets.

The publicly owned stretches of land, known as parkways, are not included in the state’s...

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Hey, salad lovers: It's OK to eat romaine lettuce again 22.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The romaine that sickened 172 people in 32 states came from Yuma, Ariz., and is likely completely gone from the food supply. What's now for sale is fresh supplies from California.
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Paper mills as a significant source of PFAS contamination, but who’s watching? 21.5.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director, and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Independent Consultant Across the country, communities are grappling with how to manage contamination of drinking water by perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs), a class of chemicals widely used in consumer products, industrial processes, and firefighting foams. Concern over the chemicals grew with the Environmental Protection Agency’s […]
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Beyond bugs: 12 unique (and strange) ingredients at Mom's Organic Market and what to do with them 16.5.2018 Philly.com News
12 unique (and strange) ingredients at Mom's Organic Market that go beyond bugs, and what to do with each.
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Report: EPA, White House wanted to block report on military water contamination 16.5.2018 Philly.com News
A new study is reported to say that the level of a chemical in local drinking water that is safe to drink is much lower than the EPA previously indicated. Public and private water systems in Bucks and Montgomery County, and nationwide, have been tested based on that level. But the federal report has yet to be released.
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Sulfur Dioxide Damages Lungs, and Scott Pruitt Is Letting More of It in Our Air 15.5.2018 Mother Jones
Nearly a quarter of the nation’s coal-fired power plants in 2017 lacked pollution controls limiting emissions of lung-damaging sulfur dioxide, even though some of their counterparts have been using the controls for almost 40 years. Federal data show this disparity. It leaves communities like Labadie, Missouri, exposed to stubbornly high levels of the pollutant, even […]
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Report: Toxic algae are growing threat to water, human health 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Environmental Working Group found nearly 300 blooms recorded in lakes and rivers in 48 states since 2010.
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Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children 14.5.2018 Washington Post
Troubling link found between pollution exposure in pregnancy, high blood pressure in children
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An air of gloom 14.5.2018 Columns – The Indian Express
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EPA signals it will ban toxic chemical found in paint strippers 11.5.2018 Washington Post
EPA signals it will ban toxic chemical found in paint strippers
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Under a Trump proposal, lawful immigrants might shun medical care 10.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A proposed change in immigration policy from the Trump administration could make it harder for immigrants to obtain a green card if family members use Medicaid, WIC or other federal medical benefits.
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Houston's smog won't go away without EPA's help 10.5.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Houston's smog won't go away without EPA's help
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Two lawmakers determined to get Philly an indoor marijuana farm 9.5.2018 Philly.com News
The state awarded 12 permits last year to cultivate medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia was shut out. Councilman Derek S. Green (D., At-Large) and St. Rep. Jordan A. Harris (D, 186th) are seeking to keep that from happening again.
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Suspected water contamination kills 10 Cambodians; 120 ill 6.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Ten Cambodian villagers have died and 120 others have been sickened after drinking water suspected to be contaminated with insecticide, a health official said Sunday.
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Another health risk heads for Charles County 5.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Scott Pruitt’s EPA may be about to override local zoning decisions.
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Sting in the air 5.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Hawaii might be about to ban your favorite sunscreen to protect its coral reefs 4.5.2018 Washington Post
Hawaii might be about to ban your favorite sunscreen to protect its coral reefs
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Animal health officials warn of deadly horse disease 3.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A potentially fatal equine disease is circulating in neighboring states. It could spread to Minnesota.
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MN Health: Don't eat any Lake Elmo fish, Lake Harriet largemouth 3.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Minnesota Health Department cited new science about a chemical contaminant found in the fish that led the agency to cut the standard considered safe for consumption.
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Ritwick Dutta on Why Air Quality Data Is So Critical: Fighting for Blue Skies Part 1/3 3.5.2018 THE CITY FIX
“India has 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world,” says Ritwick Dutta, the managing trustee for the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE), and Indian advocacy and law group. And yet, for the “bulk” of places ...
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