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The White House Tried to Suppress a Bombshell Study Because They Were Afraid of the PR 23.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Trump administration feared it would be a “public relations nightmare”: a major federal study that concluded contaminated groundwater across the country, especially near military bases, was more toxic than the government realized. Political aides to President Donald Trump […]
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Trump Talked About Our Beautiful Waters and Then Gutted Regulations Protecting Them 22.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In proclaiming June National Ocean Month, President Donald Trump called on the nation to “reflect on the value and importance of oceans” and “celebrate this immense natural resource.”  But this week, in the midst of that celebration, he signed an executive order to revoke Obama-era protections […]
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Vanishing Rio Grande puts pressure on San Luis Valley farmers during extreme drought 22.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Seldom has the Rio Grande River, the nation's fourth longest and the one that nourishes the most drought-prone terrain, flowed so low.
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FDA-approved PFAS and drinking water – Q&A on textile mills and environmental permits 21.6.2018 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director, and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Independent Consultant In May 2018, we released a blog highlighting paper mills as a potentially significant source of drinking water contamination from 14 Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved poly- and per-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) used to greaseproof paper. We showed that wastewater discharge could result […]
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Lawsuit challenges federal leases for planned Minnesota mine 21.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area have sued the Interior Department, challenging its decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the planned Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.
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Toxins found in water near Bucks, Montco military bases more harmful than previously reported 21.6.2018 Philly.com News
The scientific report suggests that the amount of the contaminants - known as PFAS - that is safe for humans is lower than previously indicated by the federal government.
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Pa. moves ahead with blood tests of residents near tainted Bucks, Montco bases 19.6.2018 Philly.com News
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has randomly chosen Bucks and Montgomery County residents to have their blood tested for PFAS, chemicals that contaminated local water supplies. 587 people have indicated they will participate in the health department study, though only 92 had returned the required form as of June 8.
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Rainy weather halts growth of 416 wildfire near Durango 19.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For the first time since it started June 1, the 416 fire did not increase in size Monday, authorities said.
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Weekend rains slow but don’t extinguish 416 fire north of Durango 18.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Steady weekend rains in southwest Colorado kept the 416 fire from growing much, but the storm wasn't enough to knock it out.
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Oil pipeline's fans, foes gear up for emotional testimony over Enbridge's Line 3 16.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With billboards, TV ads and mass mailings, the groups facing off over the Line 3 oil pipeline project in Minnesota are setting up for what could be a long, emotional fight, beginning with a key decision later this month at the Public Utilities Commission.
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Lawsuit alleges 'agonizing and lonely deaths' in Barclay Friends fire 16.6.2018 Philly.com News
The estate of a couple who died in the blaze last year at the Barclay Friends senior citizens home in West Chester has filed suit against the home and others, in the second such lawsuit. The suit cites issues ranging from the enforcement of a no-smoking policy to the design of the building and its sprinkler system.
Pruitt Just Gutted Water Protections for 117 Million People 15.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday inched closer to proposing a regulation to replace an Obama-era rule that clarified which bodies of water qualified for federal protection.  The proposal comes more than a year after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signed an […]
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416 fire grows to 32,959 acres, containment rises to 18 percent 15.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
An ever-growing number of firefighters are battling the 416 fire north of Durango as it continues to scorch its way through the San Juan National Forest, authorities say.
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The market for payment for ecosystems services is growing up 15.6.2018 GreenBiz.com
The decades-old policy idea was finally measured, and the ROI is apparent.
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Wild horses in drought-hit Sand Wash Basin won’t have water hauled in 14.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The wild horses in Moffat County's Sand Wash Basin will not be receiving supplemental water, at least not right now.
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Aspen officials invest nearly $2 million on electric bus project 14.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Aspen's elected officials this week committed to spending $1.8 million for a fleet of battery-powered buses that are expected to hit the streets next year.
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Rollover crash on I-25 causes injuries, fuel spill, closes roads and detours buses 14.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A rollover crash on Interstate 25 that caused a hazardous materials fuel spill on the highway has closed roads Thursday morning, Denver police confirmed.
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Thousands are “Dying” Across the Country to Mark the Two Year Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting 13.6.2018 Mother Jones
At noon Tuesday, Capitol Hill was littered with the bodies of high school students from across the country as part of a nationwide “die-in” to protest gun violence. The demonstration occurred exactly two years after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, in which 49 people were killed. The students lay for 12 minutes, or 720 […]
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Policy News: June 11, 2018 12.6.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed Alaskan Pebble Mine Could Threaten World’s Largest Salmon Fishery and Wetlands Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments by June 29. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2018, Congress Signals Its Support SAB voted to review the EPA’s ‘secret science’ proposed rule. Congress House Appropriations Committee ...
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Sustainability Management for a Rapidly Changing World: Q&A with Erb Institute’s Terry Nelidov 8.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
In the spring of 2017, BSR spoke with a number of our members and key stakeholders about sustainability management, including what is working and what isn’t. These conversations informed the BSR report Redefining Sustainable Business: Management for a Rapidly Changing World, which presents our blueprint for creating resilient business strategies.
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