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Graphic: How eliminating two EPA programs could affect large parts of America.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 19:30
While Trump’s proposed cuts may not pass, a significant reduction in the EPA’s budget may have wide-ranging effects.
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Constructing a successful oil train resistance movement, in three parts.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 19:30
A core membership of 12, and one burning mission: to keep oil trains out of their backyard.
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World reaching turning point on carbon emissions as coal fades.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 19:30
Even the United States, led by a new administration skeptical at best about climate change, is not expected to significantly increase its carbon emissions.
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From bad air to birth defects, 5 hidden risks of slashing the EPA.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 19:30
Fifty former officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are firing back in a lengthy analysis that details, program by program, what amounts to a starvation diet for the EPA.
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Year of recovery: After wildfires, residents dealing with pollution, questions.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 19:30
To residents, unanswered questions and unassigned blame have proven just as toxic as the pollutants left behind in burned ruins.
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The science and safety of Yucca don’t add up.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 19:30
Let’s be clear.: As a radioactive waste dump, Yucca is a sieve.
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Historical photos of pollution in California.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
This was California before smog control.
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California upholds auto emissions standards, setting up face-off with Trump.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
The vote, by the California Air Resources Board, is the boldest indication yet of California’s plan to stand up to President Trump’s agenda.
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Ticks thrive during Erie's mild winter.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
Erie County's winter was so mild that deer ticks spent much of the season searching for a blood meal instead of going dormant or dying.
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The plant next door.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
A Louisiana town plagued by pollution shows why cuts to the EPA will be measured in illness and death.
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What’s the best way to protect people from lead-tainted drinking water?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
Some say it’s better corrosion control. Others say it’s getting lead service lines out of the system altogether. But many observers agree that current federal regulations are totally inadequate.
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Decline of ancient trade route deepens Yemeni food crisis.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
A two-year-old civil war has severely restricted the flow of food into the main Yemeni cargo ports of Hodeidah and Salif on the Red Sea.
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TransCanada drops legal action as Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
The energy company celebrated the news and announced it was dropping legal challenges against the U.S. government.
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Toyota launches air-purifying billboards in California to help solve pollution problem.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
Toyota is road testing a radical idea to clean up California's troublesome air pollution problem by using advertising billboards to act as giant filters.
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Coke and Pepsi get mixed reviews in bid to clean up Brazil sugar supplies.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's efforts to stop illegal land seizures by sugar suppliers in Brazil have made progress but Coke has had the greater impact and its competitor needs to do more, a World Bank conference heard this week.
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As in Flint, cost-cutting may be to blame for Pittsburgh’s high lead levels.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
The decision to switch to a cheaper, less-effective treatment chemical was likely a major contributor to the recent spike in lead levels in Pittsburgh's drinking water.
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It's time for a vote on Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
If we’re serious about climate change and carbon emissions, then we’re going to have to get serious about nuclear power. And to do that, we’re going to need the Yucca Mountain repository for nuclear waste.
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NJ needs to keep children safe from lead poisoning.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
The crisis - and yes, it is a crisis - demands a real commitment on the part of our leaders to keep our children's bodies safe as we nurture their minds.
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Asbestos still causes cancer. Why is it still used?

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
Despite the known risks of asbestos exposure, it continues to be used, and asbestos-related cancer deaths have increased.
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Want to end TB? Diagnose and treat all forms of the disease.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:30
Tuberculosis transmitted from animals to humans is a growing concern in poor countries.
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