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Millions of mysterious 'sea pickles' swamp US west coast.

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A rare, tiny marine creature known as the “unicorn of the sea” has swarmed in its millions on the west coast of America, ruining fishermen’s nets and baffling scientists who are scrambling to find out more about them.

From Montreal to Athens, mayors agree: Citizens make greener cities.

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Mayors and experts from all over the world agree that local governments need to partner with citizens to succeed in making cities more sustainable.

Dollar Tree says it's protecting consumers from toxic chemicals. Group wants proof.

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Discount giant Dollar Tree says it’s investing significant time and money to ensure its suppliers are selling products that are independently tested and meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Flutter bye: where did all the city butterflies go?

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Butterflies are vanishing from cities even faster than in the countryside – from paving, pesticides or just plain heat. But some cities are luring them back.

Tories aim to block full EU ban on bee-harming pesticides.

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Conservative politicians are trying to stop a complete EU ban on bee-harming pesticides, despite the new environment secretary Michael Gove’s statement earlier this week, in which he said “I absolutely don’t want to water down” EU environmental protections.

China to hit polluters harder in new soil protection law.

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China will fine polluters as much as 2 million yuan ($293,000) for dumping untreated contaminants into the soil, according to a new draft law submitted to the country's parliament, the official China Daily reported on Friday.

Dollar Tree says it's protecting consumers from toxic chemicals. Group wants proof.

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Discount giant Dollar Tree says it’s investing significant time and money to ensure its suppliers are selling products that are independently tested and meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Dollar Tree says it's protecting consumers from toxic chemicals. Group wants proof.

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Discount giant Dollar Tree says it’s investing significant time and money to ensure its suppliers are selling products that are independently tested and meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Scientists love calling the oil sands effects ‘toxic,’ but their evidence shows no such thing.

Distorting science - 0 sec ago
A scientist overusing the word toxic in the media is doing nothing more than attempting to scare the public about unproven impacts.

Dollar Tree says it's protecting consumers from toxic chemicals. Group wants proof.

Children's health - 0 sec ago
Discount giant Dollar Tree says it’s investing significant time and money to ensure its suppliers are selling products that are independently tested and meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Scientists love calling the oil sands effects ‘toxic,’ but their evidence shows no such thing.

Cancer - 0 sec ago
A scientist overusing the word toxic in the media is doing nothing more than attempting to scare the public about unproven impacts.

Dollar Tree says it's protecting consumers from toxic chemicals. Group wants proof.

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Discount giant Dollar Tree says it’s investing significant time and money to ensure its suppliers are selling products that are independently tested and meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Tories aim to block full EU ban on bee-harming pesticides.

Bee Colony Collapse - 0 sec ago
Conservative politicians are trying to stop a complete EU ban on bee-harming pesticides, despite the new environment secretary Michael Gove’s statement earlier this week, in which he said “I absolutely don’t want to water down” EU environmental protections.

Biofuel options for aviation running low.

Water quality - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00
The choice of green fuels for aviation is limited to bioenergy, but industry wants policies to sweeten the deal.

Conservationists expand oyster habitat with 'reef balls' built by students.

Solutions - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00
The project united the anglers with environmentalists, business sponsors and students for a common objective: cleaning the Chesapeake for the sake of its ecology and for its economic power.

China needs patience to fight costly war against soil pollution: government.

Pesticides - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00
China must show patience in its "long war" against widespread soil pollution, the environment ministry said this week, with the country facing a clean-up bill that could reach as high as 1 trillion yuan ($146.39 billion).

Perry signals return to his earlier science-denying stance on climate change.

Distorting science - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00
After hinting earlier this year that he might be growing less dismissive of climate scientists’ conclusions, Perry indicated this week he’s still pretty much where he’s always been on the subject – in science-denial territory.

Navassa residents demand health answers.

Cancer - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00
Folks living near the site of a former wood-treatment operation in Navassa in Brunswick County say their questions about its health risks have gone unanswered for too long.

Perry signals return to his earlier science-denying stance on climate change.

Cancer - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00
After hinting earlier this year that he might be growing less dismissive of climate scientists’ conclusions, Perry indicated this week he’s still pretty much where he’s always been on the subject – in science-denial territory.

Abortion adds obstacle as Republicans plan to unveil health bill.

Women's health - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:00
The Republican leadership in the Senate plans to unveil a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but senators remain divided over issues from abortion to Medicaid.

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