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German government agrees to ban fracking after years of dispute.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
German politicians have approved a law that bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground.
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As Britain exits the European Union, it steps away from leading environmental laws.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union Friday took the world and its markets by surprise, as implications of what happens now that the second largest economy in Europe is poised to exit the E.U. loom with no clear answers in sight.
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New York City failed to test for lead in water at day care centers, audit says.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
The New York City department charged with overseeing day care centers "routinely failed to test the centers" water for lead "and for years falsified reports that the tests had been completed, in order for the centers to receive operating permits " according to a sharply worded audit released on Friday by the city comptroller, Scott M. Stringer.
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From Brexit to climate, little engagement from young people.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
It’s hard not to pay outsize attention to the parts of big pictures that resonate most with one’s sensibilities. I’ve frequently pointed out the great work of what I once called “Generation E” — young people working energetically to foster social and environmental progress.
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American drivers regain appetite for gas guzzlers.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
The single most effective action that most Americans can take to help reduce the dangerous emissions that cause climate change? Buy a more fuel-efficient car.
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Shock, sadness, anger: Here's what scientists are tweeting about #Brexit.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
U.K. scientists overwhelmingly wanted their country to stay in the European Union, and many took to Twitter today to vent their frustration over the outcome of yesterday's referendum—as did colleagues from around the world.
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Why an E.U. without Britain is bad news for the fight against climate change.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
It’s not just the upheaval in global financial markets. Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, there may also be negative consequences for international climate change policy, a number of climate change advocates and analysts say.
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Tesla wants to be your renewable energy everything.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
Elon Musk — future Mars settler, founder of Tesla – stepped into the solar business earlier this week with Tesla Motor’s $2.5 billion bid to buy SolarCity, the top home solar company in America.
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Right-wing militant charged for planting a bomb at BLM building.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
On the night of June 21, members of the Patriots Defense Force militia allegedly planted a bomb at a Bureau of Land Management cabin in Mount Trumbull, in northwest Arizona, with the intention of blowing the building apart.
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A study in journalistic skepticism: Cell phones and cancer.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
A few weeks ago, the federal government’s National Toxicology Program released data suggesting that radiation from cell phones might increase the risk that certain rats will develop certain tumors.
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Houses swept away, others destroyed in White Sulphur Springs.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
Flooding devastated White Sulphur Springs on Thursday and Friday, destroying dozens of houses, with some shoved off their foundations, and others simply disappeared, washed away in the torrent of water.
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Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. then they spilled cyanide into five rivers.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible for the contamination.
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The world Is nearing peak fossil fuels (especially the developed world).

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
Worldwide use of fossil fuels will peak in 2025. Solar will be the least expensive form of electricity by 2030. And, by 2040, zero-emission forms of power will represent 60% of the global mix.
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'Catastrophic' California wildfires could erupt in ‘unprecedented’ 66 million dead trees.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
An estimated 66 million dead trees in a six-county region of Southern California are a tinder box just waiting to be ignited, US officials say.
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Lamentable Brexit poses global challenge.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
The impact from the risk British voters took in choosing to exit the European Union extends well beyond the United Kingdom.
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Brexit's lesson: Do not underestimate angry voters.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
Britain’s stunning vote Thursday to leave the European Union was part of a dramatic internal struggle over the country’s identity, culture and independence that will transform its role in the world for the foreseeable future.
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Diablo Canyon, climate change, drought, and energy policy.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
The announcement that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will close the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant when its current operating licenses expire in 2025 has caused what can only be described as consternation mixed with occasional conniptions among the nuclear industry and some strongly pro-nuclear groups.
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Patagonia's new study finds fleece jackets are a serious pollutant.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 06/25/2016 - 19:30
The brand commissioned a study to find out how many synthetic microfibers—the tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans—are shed from its jackets in the wash. The results aren't pretty.
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New species of bacteria found to cause Lyme disease.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 19:30
Symptoms worse, but so far microbe found only in Midwest.
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Kate Brown renews call for oil train moratorium.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 19:30
Gov. Kate Brown again called for a moratorium on oil trains in Oregon, after federal regulators released findings Thursday that blamed this month's fiery derailment and spill in the Columbia River Gorge on Union Pacific's failure to maintain its tracks.
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