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California finds widespread water contamination of 'forever chemicals' 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 300 drinking water wells and other water sources in California have been found to have traces of man-made chemicals linked to cancer.

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Will California say bye to diesel-burning trucks and hello to zero-emissions ones? 9.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new rule in the state could tackle one of its largest sources of pollution.
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Here’s how cities, communities and businesses can work together to clean our air 9.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Here’s how cities, communities and businesses can work together to clean our air
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New EDF Guide: Mapping Hyperlocal Air Quality to Drive Clean Air Action 8.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New EDF Guide: Mapping Hyperlocal Air Quality to Drive Clean Air Action
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EDF, Allies Intervene to Defend EPA’s Authority to Limit Climate Pollution from Power Plants 8.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Intervene to Defend EPA’s Authority to Limit Climate Pollution from Power Plants
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Firefighting foam leaves toxic legacy in Californians' drinking water 8.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Los Angeles Times reviewed hundreds of pages of Pentagon documents and found California has more bases contaminated with the chemicals, known as PFAS, than any other state — at least 21 that exceed federal health guidelines.

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Minnesota officials burn, bury, worry as chronic wasting spreads 8.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There is no perfect, affordable way to dispose of deer carcasses potentially infected with chronic wasting disease. Crow Wing County offers a look at the stark challenges some Minnesota communities face as they try to keep the disease in check and control the environmental contamination.
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The Country’s “Most Polluted Air Basin” Braces for a Trump Plan That Will Make Things Worse 6.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by City Lab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Kieshaun White says that he doesn’t like to talk politics when it comes to the environment. He prefers to stick to the data. A year ago, as a high school senior, he launched a network of air-pollution […]
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EDF, Allies Ask D.C. Circuit to Rehear Case about EPA’s Toxic Pollution Loophole 4.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies Ask D.C. Circuit to Rehear Case about EPA’s Toxic Pollution Loophole
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Column: The dirty history of L.A.'s smog 4.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ed Avol is a professor of clinical preventive medicine at USC's Keck medical school and a devoted 5K runner who's breathed L.A.'s air for some 50 years.

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New bill provides California with a powerful tool to reduce emissions and improve air quality 27.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New bill provides California with a powerful tool to reduce emissions and improve air quality
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EDF, Allies: EPA Must Close “Air Toxics Loophole” 26.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Allies: EPA Must Close “Air Toxics Loophole”
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EPA Denies New York’s Request for Help with Cross-State Air Pollution 24.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA Denies New York’s Request for Help with Cross-State Air Pollution
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Policy News: September 23, 2019 24.9.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: North American bird populations decrease an estimated 30% in 50 years Common bird species severely impacted. Senate Appropriations Bills Include Increases of Department of Energy and Agricultural Research Programs The Department of Energy’s Office of Science receives a 9.6% increase. Administration Finalizes EIS for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The House ...
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Why caring about climate change means caring about chemicals of concern 23.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Finally. Climate change has risen to an unprecedented level of mainstream public discourse with the ramping up of 2020 U.S. presidential campaigning. In just five years, the number of Americans believing climate change is a threat to our country has increased by 49 percent.
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Ocean robots take the pulse of our planet by measuring microbes 18.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Scientists have developed a robot that can collect ocean samples, analyze microbes and then send data back to shore - bringing the lab to the ocean.

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Air pollution gets closer to a fetus than scientists had realized, study suggests 17.9.2019 LA Times: Health

Black carbon particles have been found on the fetal side of the placenta of women exposed to air pollution during pregnancy, according to a study of 28 women.

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Will California's ingredient transparency law spur safer cleaners? 17.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
Disclosure, like many cleaning products, remains the best disinfectant.
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EDF Responds to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Expected Veto of California Environmental Legislation 17.9.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Responds to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Expected Veto of California Environmental Legislation
Trump’s ACE Rule May Especially Harm Vulnerable Communities 17.9.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-authored by EDF intern Laura Supple) The Trump administration’s latest attack on clean air protections may cause the greatest harm to the most vulnerable communities – according to EPA’s own projections. In June, the Trump administration repealed the Clean Power Plan – America’s first and only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from […]
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