E.P.A. Is Letting Cities Dump ...

Jan 24, 2020 by

The Environmental Protection Agency has made it easier for cities to keep dumping raw sewage into rivers by letting them delay or otherwise change federally imposed fixes to their sewer systems, according to interviews with local officials, water utilities and their lobbyists.

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Trump’s USDA Chief Thinks Farm...

Jan 24, 2020 by

Yet again, Sonny Perdue wants to gut a program that benefits poor people.

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1982 American Petroleum Instit...

Jan 23, 2020 by

Back in April last year, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency decided it was “not necessary” to update the rules for toxic waste from oil and gas wells.

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France begins radical plan to ...

Jan 21, 2020 by

The French government has set a goal of eliminating all single-use plastics by 2040. Phase one has begun.

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Big Pharma Is Literally Poison...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Big Pharma spends a small fortune every year buying politicians to make sure we can’t import prescription drugs from Canada, but they’re more than happy to sell us contaminated medications from countries with weak manufacturing controls and exploitable labor that ensure high profit margins.

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Bricks Alive! Scientists Creat...

Jan 16, 2020 by

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.

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Why do we still have paper rec...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Each year, the US uses over 3 million trees and 9 billion gallons of water to make toxin-tainted paper receipts.

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Constitutional lawyer Laurence...

Jan 16, 2020 by

In recent days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has floated the idea that the Senate might vote to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump without ever holding a trial.

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THE WAR ON THE WAR ON CANCER

Jan 14, 2020 by

Trump’s Gutting of Toxics Regulations Will Mean Higher Profits for Polluters and Higher Cancer Rates for the American People

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Ashes to Ashes

Jan 14, 2020 by

A Georgia town welcomed America’s largest coal plant. Now, residents worry it’s contaminating their water.

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Why Is Air Pollution So Harmfu...

Jan 14, 2020 by

It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped human evolution.

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Emails Reveal U.S. Justice Dep...

Jan 13, 2020 by

DOJ attorneys describe working with industry lawyers as a ‘team,’ raising questions about whether government was representing the American people.

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Noam Chomsky: America Has Buil...

Jan 10, 2020 by

It is nearly impossible to live in today’s world without having come across mention of the legendary Noam Chomsky.

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The Plastics Giant and the Mak...

Jan 9, 2020 by

On the evening of January 6, Louisiana state regulators issued 15 key permits to the Taiwanese petrochemical corporation Formosa for its $9.4 billion plastics manufacturing complex proposed for the historically black area of St. James Parish.

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Trump Moves to Exempt Big Proj...

Jan 9, 2020 by

The White House on Thursday introduced major changes to the nation’s benchmark environmental protection law, moving to ease approval of major energy and infrastructure projects without detailed environmental assessment or consideration of climate change.

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Moving Bureau of Land Manageme...

Jan 8, 2020 by

The Trump administration has pursued many controversial goals in managing U.S. public lands, including shrinking national monuments and cutting back protection for threatened species. Its latest disruptive move targets the government employees who oversee these resources.

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Australia Braces for More Deva...

Jan 3, 2020 by

Australia is bracing for what is expected to be the worst weekend yet in an already devastating climate-fueled wildfire season that has ravaged the southeastern part of the country, killed at least 18 people and nearly half a billion animals, and destroyed 14.5 million acres of land.

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EPA Science Advisors Tear Into...

Jan 2, 2020 by

The EPA’s own Science Advisory Board (SAB)—two-thirds of which was appointed by the Trump administration—is the latest group of scientists to come out swinging against a proposal to restrict the use of science in agency decisions.

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Here’s why Congress wants to l...

Jan 1, 2020 by

Just try phoning Trump’s private banker Rosemary T. Vrablic at Deutsche Bank’s U.S. headquarters in Manhattan.

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‘Happy New Year, you’re fired’...

Jan 1, 2020 by

Railing against illegal immigration and promising to build a U.S./Mexico border wall are two of the ways in which President Donald Trump fires up his base at MAGA rallies, yet media outlets ranging from the Washington Post to the Spanish-language Univision network have reported that the Trump Organization has continued to use undocumented workers in 2019 —

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Paul Krugman on climate, robot...

Dec 26, 2019 by

The Nobel prize-winning economist explains it all.

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Scientists Are Using Crossbows...

Dec 24, 2019 by

GERM OF AN IDEA
Collecting bacteria from whales is about as complicated as you would think.

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Federal Toxmap Shutters, Raisi...

Dec 24, 2019 by

The loss of the federal pollution tracker, supporters say, will inhibit public access to data on environmental hazards.

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The Art of Oil

Dec 19, 2019 by

Oil money has fueled the arts for ages. Can museums survive without it?

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Here are 10 fake facts that Tr...

Dec 19, 2019 by

As President Donald Trump’s impeachment seems to be all but a forgone conclusion in the House of Representatives, the Republican Party is still desperately spinning the damning facts of the case.

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The real outrage of the Afghan...

Dec 15, 2019 by

On Monday, December 9, The Washington Post released a confidential trove of 2,000 pages of government documents that revealed that senior U.S. officials repeatedly failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan.

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Ralph Nader: Failure by Congre...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Will the Democrats move to impeach Trump for a narrow brace of violations and accept that the Senate Republicans will keep this outlaw in the White House?

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Trump’s Tariffs Cost Americans...

Dec 6, 2019 by

Trump’s tariffs have harmed Americans by raising prices, cutting jobs, and losing the US billions in investment opportunities. From 2017–2021, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) expects 62,000 fewer jobs in the solar industry — which is more than the entire US coal mining industry.

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Getting rid of pollution impro...

Dec 6, 2019 by

After decades of steadily declining, air pollution is once again on the rise in the United States. Between 2016 and 2018, pollution of fine particulate matter — tiny particles that are emitted whenever we burn anything — rose by more than 5 percent.

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Jane Fonda: We Have to Live Li...

Dec 6, 2019 by

I don’t want to look back and wonder what more I could have done to save our planet.

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