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James Comey's Speech Derailed By Protests During Howard University Convocation 22.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The former FBI director continued his speech over the chants.
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Breathing dirty air may harm kidneys 22.9.2017 Environmental News Network
Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now adds kidney disease to the list, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System.
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10 things you need to know about the restoration economy 22.9.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Preparing for climate change means building up the systems that protect our coasts and water. Some of those will be made of steel; others will be made of trees and sand.
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Apple eyes 'lifting' voice of companies committed to clean energy 22.9.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Lisa Jackson on the company's newest renewable energy commitments, circular economy initiatives and what she would say to Scott Pruitt.
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A military legacy loosens its grip on a landscape 21.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Plans for Colorado’s Camp Hale balance restoration and commemoration.
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EPA Adds Prison Locations to Its Environmental Justice Mapping Tool 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Chris Salvo / The Image Bank / Getty Images) This story is the seventh piece in "America's Toxic Prisons," an investigative, collaborative series between Truthout and Earth Island Journal. This series dives deeply into the intersection between mass incarceration and environmental justice. As an environmental reporter, it's not every day that I get to communicate good news -- the state of our environment often feels pretty bleak. But today, at least, there is a victory to celebrate: Thanks to the persistence of a small group of prison ecology advocates, the support of their allies, and the assistance of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), prisoners' rights and environmental justice advocates have a new tool to add to their activist arsenal. This summer, the EPA added a "prisons layer" to its Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool . Known as EJSCREEN for short, the tool can be used by the public to assess possible exposure to pollutants that might be present in the environment ...
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New forest resilience bond blazes a trail 20.9.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A public-private partnership can address this burning problem.
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EPA Chief Seems Happy To Answer Fox News' Softball Questions On Climate Change 20.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Days ago, Scott Pruitt called it "insensitive" to talk about climate change in the midst of a hurricane. A Category 5 storm in the Caribbean didn't stop him Tuesday.
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Meet The Four Horsemen Of The EPA-pocalypse 19.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Every week, another decision that endangers our families seems to come out of Scott Pruitt’s and Donald Trump’s Environmental
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Why moms (and the rest of us) must fight for EPA's future 19.9.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Americans have been compelled to face an indisputable fact: Climate change is real and it has set upon us. To continue oversimplifying it as strictly a matter of "global warming" is to deny the breadth and scope of its detrimental physical and economic impacts on the most vulnerable among us.
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These six monuments face reductions 19.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
See photos of the landscapes singled out in the Interior Department’s recommendations.
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Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Your Home? 18.9.2017 Truthout.com
When Jane Horton bought her dream 800-square-foot farmhouse in 1975, she thought little of the semiconductor manufacturing plant across the street. Even after the company's buildings were demolished and a chain-link fence went up around the campus, she still had no knowledge of the toxic dangers lurking beneath her feet -- let alone of the fact that they were invading her home. (Photo: Pley / iStock / Getty Images Plus) When Jane Horton bought her dream 800-square-foot farmhouse in 1975, she thought little of the semiconductor manufacturing plant across the street. Even after the company's buildings were demolished and a chain-link fence went up around the campus, she still had no knowledge of the toxic dangers lurking beneath her feet -- let alone of the fact that they were invading her home. It wasn't until the early 2000s that Horton and other residents of Mountain View, California, heard about the underground plume of trichloroethylene, or TCE -- a cancer-causing liquid used at the facility to clean ...
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Pandora’s Rock: The Dirt On Coal 15.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Despite President Trump's insistence that it is "beautiful" and "clean," coal emits more climate-changing CO2 than any other fossil fuel.
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Save The Environmental Protection Agency! 14.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This week, I had the great honor of speaking at press conference at the National Press Club calling on Congress and the White
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Racial Bias Has No Place In The Arkansas Criminal Justice System 14.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Regardless of how one might feel about the death penalty, no one should be more or less culpable because of the color of their skin.
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Forest Service leadership lands in Southern hands 14.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A new chief steps in as Western forests blaze.
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Chocolate lust is ruining West African rainforests 14.9.2017 TreeHugger
A report reveals that major chocolate companies buy cocoa from illegally-cleared national parks in Ghana and Ivory Coast.
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EPA Toxics Nominee Provided Koch-Funded Study in Chicago Petcoke Battle 14.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Advocates concerned about pollution from petroleum coke are worried an Ohio professor's study downplaying the risks will gain new prominence now that he has been named to a key EPA post. In July President Trump announced his intent to  nominate University of Cincinnati environmental health professor Michael Dourson  to head the division of the Environmental Protection Agency responsible for chemical safety and enforcing the  Toxic Substances Control Act. Environmental and consumer watchdogs  quickly raised concerns  about Dourson's history working for industry, authoring studies commissioned by DuPont, Dow and other chemical companies and the tobacco industry.  Dourson was also hired by Koch Industries to study the health impacts of petroleum coke (petcoke) in Chicago, with his research starting soon after residents began raising concerns about the  piles of petcoke  quickly growing at Koch subsidiary KCBX Terminals on the city's Southeast Side.  The study , funded by Koch Industries and carried out by ...
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Trump administration erodes environmental protections 11.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The courts have slowed some rollbacks but many have moved ahead.
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Houston’s Post-Harvey Toxic Mess 11.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If we are to maintain the way of life we enjoy while maintaining a safe and healthy environment, we need to require more careful management of toxic substances.
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