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Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung 15.12.2017 AP Business
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering regulations meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust, the cause of black lung disease, and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer....
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Study: Fracking Can Stunt the Growth of Your Baby 14.12.2017 Mother Jones
The practice of drilling into the ground to release natural gas—known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking—first made national headlines in 2011 when drinking water taps in fracking towns in Pennsylvania began catching fire because flammable methane was seeping into water supplies.  Since then, fracking has been linked to earthquakes in Oklahoma and a myriad of health issues. Proponents […]
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Babies born to moms who lived near fracking wells faced host of health risks, study suggests 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After combing through a decade’s worth of Pennsylvania birth records, researchers have found that pregnant women living within two-thirds of a mile of a hydraulic fracturing well were 25% more likely to give birth to a worryingly small infant than were women who lived at least 10 miles outside...

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The Energy 202: Trump has backed away from regulating methane. Now industry says it will reduce emissions itself. 7.12.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Trump has backed away from regulating methane. Now industry says it will reduce emissions itself.
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India’s cleaning quandary: How to scale the Taj Mahal dome? 7.12.2017 Washington Post: World
Authorities in India are trying to figure out how workers will scale the Taj Mahal’s majestic but delicate dome as they complete the first thorough cleaning of the World Heritage site since it was built 369 years ago.
US to donate $500,000 to conserve Mexico’s Palenque ruins 5.12.2017 Washington Post: World
The U.S. Embassy will donate $500,000 to help conserve the tomb of king Pakal and other structures at the Mayan ruin site of Palenque, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said Monday.
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National Monuments in Utah Are Far More Popular Than Trump Thinks 5.12.2017 Mother Jones
As Republican presidents go, Donald Trump isn’t particularly popular in Utah, one of the country’s most reliably Republican states. He won Utah in 2016 with only 45 percent of the vote, the worst performance of a GOP nominee since 1992, and his approval rating there still hovers around 50 percent. (Mitt Romney won 73 percent […]
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Founder of neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer argues ‘troll storm’ against Jewish woman is free speech 4.12.2017 Washington Post
Founder of neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer argues ‘troll storm’ against Jewish woman is free speech
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A third Democrat announces he’s running for 3rd Congressional District seat held by Scott Tipton 1.12.2017 Denver Post: Local
Glenwood Springs chief legal counsel Karl Hanlon has announced that he is running as a Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District seat current held by four-term Republican Scott Tipton.
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Graduate students nationwide protest House tax bill, saying it could cost them thousands 30.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Rashad Ahmed left his high-paying job on Wall Street for USC, where he’s using economic research to help tackle social problems such as homelessness. At UCLA, Emily Yen is studying the environmental justice movement in Long Beach and Los Angeles. And at Caltech, Celeste Labedz is using seismology...

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The Energy 202: Trump expected to sign bill calling climate change a "direct threat." Really. 28.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The NDAA would instruct the Pentagon to assess the vulnerability of military bases.
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Trump’s War on the Environment Is a Civil Rights Emergency 26.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people. Black, Latino, and disadvantaged people have long been disproportionately afflicted by toxins from industrial plants, […]
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It Will Take More Than Single-Payer to Make Baltimore Healthy 20.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  “See that over there?” I pull over to the curb and Glenn Ross points to a half-acre patch of weeds and tall grass wedged between a railroad bridge and a new East Baltimore elementary school, the first to be built in the neighborhood in more than 30 years. “You’ve got the playground there and over there’s a brownfield”—the term for the sites where factories, refineries, and other businesses closed after poisoning the land and water beneath them. “Trains used to leave coal there,” Ross says. “Then a truck repair shop opened up. The ground there is hard and black with oil. Why would you ever build a school next to a contaminated site?” A burly Vietnam vet and one of Baltimore’s most seasoned activists, Ross has been on the front lines of dozens of the battles facing the city’s African American community, which today makes up two-thirds of Baltimore’s 620,000 residents. Now his priority is cleaning up the ...
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The Daily 202: How EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to redefine ‘environmentalism’ 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In an interview, Pruitt explains why he wants to partner with the businesses he regulates.
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The Urdu Press: On demonetisation 17.11.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Will Washington State Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax? 16.11.2017 Mother Jones
Last November, some environmentalists in Washington state went to the polls hoping voters would back an initiative creating the nation’s first tax on carbon pollution. Initiative 732 went down to defeat as the country’s attention focused on Donald Trump’s shocking electoral college win. But now, one year later and buoyed by the Democrats’ pick up […]
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The Energy 202: 'Zombie' arguments made by Trump officials at Bonn climate conference 15.11.2017 Washington Post: World
We've heard them before.
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Study: Black People Are 75 Percent More Likely to Live Near Toxic Oil and Gas Facilities 15.11.2017 Mother Jones
Environmentalists have long contended that communities of color are disproportionately affected by pollution from the oil and gas industry, and a study released on Tuesday details the extent of the harm.   According to Fumes Across the Fence-Line, a report from the NAACP and the Clean Air Task Force—an advocacy group dedicated to reducing air pollution—black people are […]
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Cory Booker’s New Bill Has a “Snowball’s Chance in Hell” of Passing 14.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  On October 23, Senator Cory Booker, one of the members of Congress most capable of harnessing bipartisan cooperation, introduced the Environmental Justice Act of 2017, which was devoid of one Republican sponsor. If passed, the bill would force the federal government to strengthen legal […]
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Crisis is in the air 13.11.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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