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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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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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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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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 In June, the Trump administration repealed the Clean Power Plan – America’s first and only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from […]
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Democratic Candidates Take on a Tough Opponent: Their Own Past Selves 13.9.2019 Mother Jones
The Democratic presidential contenders spent less time attacking each other on Thursday than in their previous two debates, and more time confronting a different target: the ghosts of their own past stances that haven’t aged well. The top 10 candidates who shared the stage Thursday embraced a range of progressive policies that were fringe ideas […]
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EPA needs to stop misleading the public and its peer reviewers about the data it has obtained from the European Chemicals Agency 12.9.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. In numerous assessment documents issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed in its implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA cites as a source the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).  ECHA is the agency that administers the European Union’s (EU) REACH Regulation, which (unlike TSCA) requires […]
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Today’s Special: Grilled Salmon Laced With Plastic 12.9.2019 Mother Jones
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists studying the North Atlantic Ocean started noticing that tiny fragments of plastic were turning up in their plankton and seaweed samples. The microparticles, they found, absorbed toxic chemicals and were then eaten by flounder, perch, and other fish. Until recently, though, researchers thought these ingested plastics stayed in a creature’s […]
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Colorado ramps up response to toxic “forever chemicals” after discovery of hot spots across metro Denver 10.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Tests have measured PFAS contamination of groundwater in metro Denver at levels up to 2,928 times higher than a federal health advisory limit, officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told The Denver Post.
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Contaminant found in vaping products linked to deadly lung illnesses, tests show 6.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
WASHINGTON - State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have found the same chemical in samples of marijuana products used by people sickened in different parts of the country and who used different brands of products in recent weeks.
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Are Eating Contests Dangerous? Wolfing Down Food Poses Choking Hazard, Long-term Cancer Risk 28.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A dietitian told Newsweek that competitive eating can carry long-term risks including developing cancer.
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Leads to Florida Man Losing 25 Percent Skin: 'Really Praying for a Miracle' 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The father of two is in a critical condition after catching the bug.
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Fluctuations in Brain Activity Could Influence Whether we Take a Risk or Play it Safe 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Our findings underscore the importance of taking time when making important decisions, as you might make a different decision if you just wait a few minutes," an author of the study said.
Man Arrested for Cutting Power Lines Says Ariana Grande Ordered Him to Do It 26.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A Washington state man claimed the "Seven Rings" singer directed him to snip the wires to prevent the KGB from poisoning Americans with nuclear toxins sent through power lines.
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Diabetes Could Raise Cancer Risk Because of How High Blood Sugar Levels Affect DNA 25.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists studied tissue and mice to find out more about the link between the conditions.
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Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging, so we made a list 23.8.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Environmental NGO EDF has identified toxic chemicals of concern that must be addressed to ensure health and safety.
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Notre Dame repair crews are back to work, but Paris' lead concerns remain 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental and labor groups complain the cleanup should have begun sooner, and they are concerned about health risks in Paris.
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D.C. Circuit Lets Toxic Pollution Loophole Stand on Procedural Grounds – But Says Loophole Has No Legal Effect 20.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
D.C. Circuit Lets Toxic Pollution Loophole Stand on Procedural Grounds – But Says Loophole Has No Legal Effect
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“God Told Me to Fight”—Inside the Battle to Stop Another Petrochemical Plant in “Cancer Alley” 20.8.2019 Mother Jones
Sharon Lavigne has lived all of her 67 years in St. James Parish, Louisiana. She can tell you about a time when the fig and pecan trees in her neighborhood produced plenty to eat and sell, and when her grandfather caught fish and shrimp in the Mississippi River. The land and the water surrounding it […]
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Living homes for all 16.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Can we transform the durability, healthy and sustainability afforable housing?
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Denver Water proposes innovative plan to remove an estimated 75,000 lead service lines in 15 years 16.8.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Lindsay McCormick, is a Program Manager. Tom Neltner, J.D., is the Chemicals Policy Director. Yesterday, Denver Water’s board approved its proposed “Lead Reduction Program Plan” to fully replace the estimated 75,000 lead service lines (LSLs) in their system within 15 years.  The plan is an innovative solution that will remove the primary source of lead within Denver […]
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