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How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests

Published: August 23, 2019

A paper in the journal Science makes a case that, sometimes, retreating from nature instead of fighting it can open up new opportunities for communities. Read More. 

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DRINKING WATER: World Health Organization: More data on microplastics needed

The World Health Organization today called for more research into the health effects of plastic pollution in drinking water. Read More

August 22, 2019

WATER POLLUTION: Enviros decry EPA ‘do-nothing’ rule on chemical spills

EPA has finalized its decision against creating new regulations to keep industrial chemical spills from fouling waterways. Read More

August 22, 2019

WATER POLLUTION: Fla. city continues to send wastewater to aquifer — report

St. Petersburg, Fla., has sent over 21 million gallons of wastewater down wells and into the Floridan aquifer in violation of its wastewater permit since January 2018, according to state records examined by the Tampa Bay Times. Read More

August 22, 2019

INDONESIA: Man is walking 430 miles — backward — to save forests

An Indonesian man is walking more than 430 miles backward from his village in eastern Java to the country’s capital to raise awareness about deforestation. Read More

August 22, 2019

Walmart Says Tesla Solar Panels Set Fires Atop Stores

A lawsuit complains of “years of gross negligence” in installing and maintaining equipment at hundreds of locations. Read More

August 22, 2019

Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical

Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound. Read More

August 22, 2019

Bernie Sanders’s ‘Green New Deal’: A $16 Trillion Climate Plan

Mr. Sanders’s climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. “We must be extraordinarily aggressive,” he said in an interview. Read More

August 22, 2019

Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray

The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joining the agreement. Read More

August 22, 2019

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