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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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New Study Finds Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' Contaminating School Water Systems in 18 States 16.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A study published Thursday warned water systems for numerous schools and day care centers in 18 states may have been contaminated by toxic chemicals produced at nearby chemical plants. The Environmental Working Group conducted the study by looking at the water systems for schools across the U.S. at risk of contamination, focusing on finding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS or fluorinated “forever chemicals.”

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Environmental remediation and infrastructure policies offer crucial opportunities for fossil fuel communities in transition 16.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This second report in a joint research series by Environmental Defense Fund and Resources for the Future examines U.S. federal environmental remediation and infrastructure policies that can create jobs and restore communities that have been historically reliant on fossil fuels. Daniel Raimi of RFF authored the report described in this blog post. All views expressed […]
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6 Keys to Turn Coastal Resilience Plans into Action 15.9.2020 WRI Stories
6 Keys to Turn Coastal Resilience Plans into Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintEarly warning systems have helped Bangladesh reduce casualties from cyclones. Photo by Amir Jina/Flickr. Cyclone Amphan slammed into countries surrounding the Sea of Bengal this May. The storm was the second most powerful the region has seen in two decades, affecting over 12 million people in four countries. In Bangladesh, the water surged up to 4 meters (13 feet) and 26 people died, with $130 million estimated in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Column: Conflict over wildfire causes isn't about politics, but science vs. science denial 15.9.2020 LA Times: Business

The warming trend afflicting California and the West is indisputable, except to those with minds shut tight. That's President Trump in a nutshell.

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In a small California town, a fight over desalination is now about environmental justice 15.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

A proposed desalination plant along Monterey Bay is one of the most complicated and fraught issues to come before the California Coastal Commission.

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Policy News: September 14, 2020 14.9.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Action Alert: Scientific Societies, House Science Committee Push for Research Relief The RISE Act would authorize $26 billion in emergency relief for federal science agencies. Upcoming ESA Webinars ESA will host a webinar with Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally Sept. 30. Congress Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) calls for $55 billion for a ...
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The Spin: New round of Gov. Pritzker vs. Ken Griffin | Dems Casten, Underwood aim for crossover appeal | Lightfoot’s lead pipe replacement program offers window into shifting mindset at City Hall 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Chicago announces plan to start replacing lead water pipes after decades of denying the dangers 10.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Next year the city estimates it will replace 750 of the roughly 400,000 lead service lines connecting homes to street mains, according to slides prepared by the water department.
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Trump EPA guts tough standards for toxic metals dumped into U.S. waterways by coal-fired power plants, including biggest polluter on Lake Michigan 9.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Benefits for energy companies would come at the expense of more than 20 million Americans who drink water and eat fish from lakes and rivers polluted by coal plant discharges, documents show.
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Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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Fire, smoke, heat, drought — how climate change could spoil your next glass of California Cabernet 5.9.2020 LA Times: Business

How many more scorched summers can the king grape of Napa Valley survive?

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Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
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Marion Moses, Cesar Chavez confidant and expert on farmworkers' health, dies 4.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Marion Moses, a leader on pesticides who advocated for the health and safety of farmworkers, was 84.

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Column: A plaque on Emmett Till’s house is just a first step. Chicago can do a better job of preserving Black history sites. Even city’s top planner says so. 4.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Putting a landmark plaque on Emmett Till's house is a good idea, but it's only a first step. Chicago can do a much better job of preserving sites of African-American history.
Passing the buck: The Trump EPA’s mind-boggling efforts to ignore the risks of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water 3.9.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Richard Denison, Ph.D., is a Lead Senior Scientist. Readers of this blog will recall the major concerns EDF, EPA’s science advisors, and many others have raised about the Trump EPA’s systematic exclusion from its risk evaluations all human exposures to chemicals released to air, water and land.  EPA has taken this illegal, unscientific and un-health protective […]
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New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail 3.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It’s not a matter of if a privately built border fence along the shores of the Rio Grande will fail, it’s a matter of when, according to […]
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How to Solve Water-Related Conflicts 2.9.2020 WRI Stories
How to Solve Water-Related Conflicts Comments|Add Comment|PrintA family and their goats gather at a watering hole, Danakil triangle, Ethiopia. Water-related conflict and political instability are on the rise across the globe. The factors that drive such conflict and instability seem to be intensifying, including: population growth, economic expansion, severe and prolonged drought, climate change, pollution, the destruction of natural landscapes, upstream infrastructure development (such as dams... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Detainees Describe Dire Conditions After Hurricane Leaves ICE Jails Without Water or Power 2.9.2020 Mother Jones
Hurricane Laura’s trail of destruction left several immigration detention centers in Louisiana without power or water, creating such dire conditions at one facility that detainees reported relieving themselves on their dishes, covering up their waste with torn-up pieces of plastic bags to control odors, and sleeping near toilets filled with feces and menstrual blood. After the […]
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As fire burns, activists sneak into Point Reyes to bring water to parched elk. Should they? 1.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Is it appropriate to intervene to help wildlife amid a disaster? That question has arisen in fire-scorched Point Reyes, where Tule elk are short of water.

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