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Indian court stops construction at copper plant after 11 killed in protests 23.5.2018 L.A. Times - World News

A court in India on Wednesday ordered a stop to the expansion of a copper plant in the southern city of Tuticorin, a day after police killed 11 protesters upset about pollution caused by the factory.

The Sterlite copper plant — part of the London-based metals company Vedanta — has been accused...

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The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want Irish People to Know That Alcohol Causes Cancer 23.5.2018 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump is a teetotaler. He has never had a drink, he says, because he saw what booze did to his beloved older brother Freddy, an alcoholic who died at the age of 43. As far back as 1999, when he was first contemplating a run for the White House, Trump told Larry King […]
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A new U.S.-Mexico border? At the Venice Biennale, imagining a binational region called MEXUS 23.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
With Trump undaunted in his quest to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale will look at issues of citizenship and the border - and the ways in which it remains incredibly porous.
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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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A new Ebola vaccine could help stop an epidemic — but faces enormous obstacles in crucial test 23.5.2018 Washington Post
A new Ebola vaccine could help stop an epidemic — but faces enormous obstacles in crucial test
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How air pollution, a dying river and swarms of defecating insects threaten the Taj Mahal 22.5.2018 L.A. Times - World News

India’s most famous poet, Rabindranath Tagore, once wrote that the Taj Mahal stood on the banks of the river Yamuna “like a teardrop suspended on the cheek of time.”

One wonders whether the late Nobel laureate could have found a lyrical description of the latest threat facing the grand, white-marble...

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Trump's opioid strategy 'missing in action' as 115 people die every day 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Had White House aides appeared at a recent congressional hearing, they would have been called to explain the absence of a long overdue strategy.
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Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.  

In the nine years since, agencies have awarded BYD grants, subsidies and public contracts...

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Yet Another Town Is Dealing With Lead Contamination 17.5.2018 Mother Jones
In northwest Indiana, it seems as if no city is safe from lead pollution. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Environmental Protection Agency has found alarmingly high levels of lead in the soil in dozens of yards in Hammond and Whiting, Indiana, neighboring cities in the industrial sector of the state. The EPA is […]
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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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Jim McDonnell for four more — and hopefully more productive — years as sheriff 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Jim McDonnell was elected as Los Angeles County sheriff in late 2014 amid high hopes. After all, how could he help but do better than Lee Baca? Baca, remember, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for presiding over a conspiracy to obstruct a federal probe into violence at the county...

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Water mismanagement leaves India’s Silicon Valley parched 16.5.2018 Washington Post: World
India’s Silicon Valley is bracing for yet another thirsty summer.
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Can science settle the dispute over wild rice? Babbitt native says yes, by imitating nature 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Could an affordable alternative to expensive water treatment systems help mining companies, state regulators, environmentalists and tribes settle their differences?
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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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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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‘Disability is not a barrier, it motivates me to do better’ 14.5.2018 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Davida Coady, physician who treated refugees and helped eradicate smallpox in India, dies at 80 14.5.2018 Washington Post: World
She later established an organization to treat substance abuse in the Bay Area.
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101 bills that passed and failed: A digest of what you missed in the 2018 Colorado legislative session, from taxes to crime to transportation 13.5.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado lawmakers introduced more than 700 bills in the 2018 legislative session covering a wide range of topics. If you’re wondering what you missed, one line about 101 bills that passed or failed in the 120-day term.
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What can we learn from Lebanon's elections? 11.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Hezbollah’s coalition emerged stronger, Iran’s growing regional power looms large in Lebanon’s internal politics — and domestic politics loom large.
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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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