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Policy News: January 13, 2020 14.1.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations ...
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Woodbury takes emergency action to tackle water contamination 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The southeast Twin Cities suburb will build a temporary treatment plant to remove the chemicals known as PFAS, to ensure it has enough clean water to meet summertime demand.
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She helped make California a clean air leader. Now Trump could upend that legacy 10.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board chair, fears the U.S. Supreme Court could take away the state's power to set its own emissions standards.

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Letters to the Editor: Does fouling the water and air 'make America great again'? 2.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Smog obscured mountain views and sickened people for decades in Los Angeles. Trump's rollback of environmental rules will bring those days back.

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Trump's plans to strip clean water protections leave New Mexico fearing pollution and health risks 31.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration's plans to weaken clean water protections would lift limits on how much pollution can be dumped into small streams and wetlands, a move that could threaten arid Western states. In New Mexico, the Clean Water Act will essentially cease to exist.

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It just rained (again). Is it safe to swim in the ocean? 27.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

After another back-to-back cold front that pelted rain, heavy snow and even a tornado warning down onto Southern California, here are some precautions and commonly asked questions about whether it's safe to go to the beach.

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Alabama school system prepares to sue over 3M contamination 24.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An Alabama school system is taking the first step to sue 3M Co. over a closed landfill that's on school system property. News outlets report that Decatur's school system has filed notice saying it plans to sue over industrial toxins leaking from the one-time landfill that's beneath the former Brookhaven Middle School.
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Twin Metals submits formal plans for mine near the Boundary Waters 18.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The proposed underground copper-nickel mine near Ely in the Superior National Forest now begins a long environmental review and permitting process. Twin Metals opponents have called on Gov. Tim Walz to block the project.
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Testing for ‘forever chemicals’ widens as cities wait for solutions 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nearly two years after Minnesota settled a lawsuit with 3M over water contamination in the eastern Twin Cities metro area, residents of the affected communities have been waiting on a plan outlining how the settlement money will be spent to provide safe drinking water for the long term.
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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Why human health must be at the center of climate action 11.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges.
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Nature's 'Brita filter' is dying and nobody knows why 7.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
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Ask a 'sotan: Why are the rivers different colors? 6.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Have you ever driven past or hiked along a Minnesota river and wondered what gives it that particular color? One MPR News listener did. She asked, "Why is the Mississippi River so muddy when compared to other rivers like the St. Croix? Has it always been this way?"
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Thanksgiving: A time for family, fun and food-borne illness 27.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Just because you've tossed the suspect romaine lettuce, don't assume the other ingredients of your Thanksgiving meal are safe. All turkeys are considered armed with pathogens and potentially dangerous -- even if there are no offical warnings.

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Opinion: Our food is tainted with E. coli, yet the FDA is rolling back safety rules 26.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is rolling back rules to prevent E. coli outbreaks like the Salinas lettuce recall that hospitalized 28 people in 16 states.

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'Maybe it will destroy everything': Pakistan's melting glaciers cause alarm 24.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For generations, farmers in the Harchi Valley in Pakistan's highlands enjoyed a close relationship with the glacier that waters their fields, orchards and grazing lands. Now, their relationship is unraveling as pollution and global warming cause the glacier to melt and form unstable lakes.
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Judge orders search of MPCA computers in PolyMet challenge 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A judge has ordered a forensic search of computers used by three former top officials at the MPCA as part of an investigation into whether they sought to suppress concerns by federal regulators about pollution risks from the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
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Supreme Court leans toward expanding Clean Water Act to protect oceans from wastewater 7.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

The case from Hawaii has emerged as a major test of the scope of the federal anti-pollution law, even as President Trump's EPA cuts back enforcement.

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Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A yearlong investigation by more than 120 journalists tested lead exposure in 11 cities across Canada and found one-third exceeded the national safety guideline, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan.
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Buildings Are a Hidden Source of Indian Cities’ Extreme Heat 29.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
India is ground zero for extreme heat. More than 6,100 people have died from heat events since 2010. Half of the country reeled under severe heat waves this summer, when temperatures reached over 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) in many places. The urban ...
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