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New EPA document reveals sharply lower estimate of the cost of climate change.

Distorting science - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Critics say the Trump administration is using questionable math to justify scrapping Obama-era climate rules.

Canada groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law.

Children's health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Five environmental groups say Canada’s law governing toxic chemicals is outdated and they urge the government to amend soon it to protect children and the general population.

A small town in Texas. A huge explosion. An unsolved mystery — and the long road back.

Cancer - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The deadly 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Tex., was the prologue to an epic investigation, a baffling twist and a series of epiphanies on what it means to be a community.

Canada groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law.

Bisphenol A - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Five environmental groups say Canada’s law governing toxic chemicals is outdated and they urge the government to amend soon it to protect children and the general population.

A landmark California plan puts floodplains back in business.

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
A century of levee building confined the state’s major rivers to narrow channels. A new policy aims to free them again, which could not only reduce flood risk but also recharge groundwater and improve wildlife habitat.

It’s time to nix neonics.

Pesticides - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
If we care about the quality and security of our food sources — and the species and ecosystems they rely on—the time for neonics is over.

DowDuPont, Chemours named in GenX lawsuit.

Endocrine disruptors - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit charging Chemours and its former parent DowDuPont with contaminating drinking water in Wilmington, N.C., with the fluoropolymer processing aid GenX.

The myth that ‘business’ hated Obama’s clean power plan.

Distorting science - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
“It was really just a small minority of businesses that were against it.”

Could Zika become a cancer treatment?

Children's health - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
This virus can kill brain cells that might otherwise morph into a deadly cancer.

Could Zika become a cancer treatment?

Cancer - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
This virus can kill brain cells that might otherwise morph into a deadly cancer.

It’s time to nix neonics.

Bee Colony Collapse - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
If we care about the quality and security of our food sources — and the species and ecosystems they rely on—the time for neonics is over.

Analysis: Deciphering dueling analyses of clean water regulations.

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
We find no defensible or consistent basis for the decision to exclude what amounts to the largest category of benefits from the 2017 assessment.

Supreme Court to hear Florida-Georgia "water wars" case.

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
In an order issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments in the long-running “tri-state water wars” case involving Florida and Georgia -- a case that has already run up astronomical legal bills for both states.

What needs to be done to stop wildfires in drought-killed forests.

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
A century of fire suppression followed by the worst drought in recorded history has put California’s forest landscapes and water supply at risk.

In the mountains of Puerto Rico, hurricane recovery is slower.

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
While workers are making steady progress restoring power and running water to coastal regions, where the territory’s largest cities are located, the mountainous regions at the island’s center are proving challenging.

It’s not regulation that’s a threat to jobs, it’s climate change.

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Deregulation is often pushed as a way to boost the economy, but it may actually be costing jobs.

California’s hot summer set the stage for deadly wildfires.

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The fires sweeping through Napa and Sonoma wine country could lead to the state's worst wildfire season on record, and it’s not over yet.

How has climate change affected Vietnam?

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the South China Sea, more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.

Justices tee up arguments in water wars, rebuff Blankenship.

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The Supreme Court has said it will hold oral arguments in two major battles among states over water rights.

Jane Goodall: "Giving up hope won't save the planet. Ending poverty might."

Water quantity - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
We haven't inherited this planet from our parents; we've borrowed it from our children.

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