User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: Apr 24 2018 17:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Pruitt to unveil controversial ‘transparency’ rule limiting what research EPA can use 24.4.2018 Washington Post
The change would only allow the agency to consider studies for which the underlying data are available publicly. Critics say it would effectively block the agency from relying on long-standing, landmark studies linking air pollution and pesticide exposure to harmful health effects.
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Family of boy killed in Vail avalanche awaits wrongful death trial 24.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
More than 2,330 days from the day Taft Conlin died in an in-bounds avalanche on Vail Mountain, his family will finally have its days in court.
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You’ll Probably Never Save as Many Lives as This Guy Who Got the Philippines to Stop Using Lead Paint 24.4.2018 Mother Jones
While the United States effectively banned lead-based paint in 1978, in many developing countries—even after decades of research showing how lead is linked to learning disabilities, lower IQ, and other health effects in children—the element is still abundantly applied in paint products, with lead concentrations sometimes up to 100 times higher than what’s permitted in […]
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Cleaning up polluted water is tough, but possible. Here's how 23.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Removing pollutants from a body of water is costly, time-consuming and rare. But there are some success stories, and MPR News took a look at two of them.
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Climate One: Dieselgate's Impact on the Auto Industry 23.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A look at the future of the auto industry, and personal mobility, after Volkswagen's air emissions cheating scandal.
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The Global Crisis of Plastic Pollution 22.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A young sperm whale, the largest toothed predator on Earth and an endangered species, washed up on the beach in southeastern Spain in February. Wanting to know what killed it, scientists brought the cetacean’s 13,000-pound body to a lab for […]
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The Trump Administration Wants to Make Groundwater Less Safe in Coal Country 21.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected “statistically significant” amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under […]
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Air Force moving additional space personnel to Colorado base 21.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The military is moving nearly 150 personnel to a Colorado Air Force base as it streamlines its space operations.
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Conservation groups challenge suspension of Obama ruling aimed at easing oil, gas pollution 21.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Conservation groups on Friday filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit seeking to halt the suspension of the Bureau of Land Management’s Waste Prevention Rule.
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How skipping a plastic straw can help save the planet 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

We’ve all gotten the memo on single-use plastic water bottles, right? Skipping them in favor of reusable water containers is better for the environment, eco-warriors say.

Well, this Earth Day, the new Public Enemy No. 1 in green-minded circles is single-use drinking straws. The reason? The typical...

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Green progress is hitting roadblocks 21.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Green progress is hitting roadblocks
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The Energy 202: Why the Trump administration wants to open ANWR to drilling so quickly 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There could be a Democratic president in four years.
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Suncor oil refinery spews 8.5 tons a year of cyanide gas over low-income north Denver neighborhoods, state records show 20.4.2018 Denver Post: Business
Suncor Energy's oil refinery north of Denver is spewing 8.5 tons a year of invisible hydrogen cyanide gas over low-income north Denver neighborhoods, state records show.
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Solar sailing 20.4.2018 BBC: Business
How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.
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To curb ocean pollution, U.K. may ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs 20.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste "one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world." The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.
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H.B. wildlife center reports positive results with new incubators and aviary for threatened shorebirds 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach is seeing positive results with new equipment for a program designed to nurse abandoned western snowy plover eggs and release the birds into nature once hatched, officials say.

The center bought two new Grumbach egg incubators and an outdoor...

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Germans love their cars. They also love the environment. A diesel ban is forcing them to choose. 19.4.2018 Washington Post
Germans love their cars. They also love the environment. A diesel ban is forcing them to choose.
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Here's how researchers think the Washington-Baltimore region could look in 20 years 18.4.2018 Washington Post
Here's how researchers think the Washington-Baltimore region could look in 20 years
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MMRC began work on Aarey car depot before pollution board permission: RTI 18.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Daily Digest: House GOP fights nitrate rules 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Some political stories in the news as you begin your Tuesday.
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