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Revealed: rightwing groups plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs
Saturday February 17th 2018, 7:30 PM

‘Ideal’ UK-US trade deal could see banned meat and drugs sold in Britain, says accidentally released memo

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First ship crosses Arctic in winter without an icebreaker
Saturday February 17th 2018, 3:56 PM

A ship has made a winter crossing of the Arctic without an icebreaker for the first time as global warming causes the region’s ice sheets to melt. The tanker, containing liquefied natural gas, is the first commercial vessel to make such a crossing alone during the winter months. The voyage is a significant moment in the story of climate change in the Arctic and will be seized on by those with concerns about thinning polar ice and its implications for the environment.

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Conservatives want this ex‑regulator to be CEQ boss
Saturday February 17th 2018, 2:07 PM

Climate skeptics are rallying from a recent defeat by promoting another candidate who has questioned humans’ role in climate change for a top White House environment job.

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Alaska’s Bering Sea lost a third of its ice in just 8 days
Saturday February 17th 2018, 1:40 PM

Globally, sea ice is at record lows as the polar regions warm faster than the rest of the planet. Along the Alaska coast, it’s affecting people’s lives.

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Trump budget would undo conservation gains on farms and ranches
Friday February 16th 2018, 3:26 PM

Funding for farm conservation programs would be slashed by $13 billion over 10 years, impacting the environment and farmers alike.

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Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine
Friday February 16th 2018, 12:27 PM

Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness company Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations.

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Food by local farmers. Distribution system by ants
Friday February 16th 2018, 12:16 PM

Looking for a way to help a sustainable food system grow, Cullen Naumoff turned to nature.

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An agitator for science reform walks a fine line in the era of Trump
Friday February 16th 2018, 12:14 PM

Daniel Sarewitz aims to put his ideas in front of power players without enabling a president who seems as likely to destroy science as to reform it.

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Public confrontations prompted Pruitt to switch to first-class travel, EPA says
Friday February 16th 2018, 12:11 PM

A particular incident in May involved “threatening” and “vulgar” language, the agency said Thursday in justifying Pruitt’s costly travel.

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How we pollute the air every morning (before we hop in the car)
Friday February 16th 2018, 12:08 PM

Consumer products like perfume, pesticides and paint can contribute as much to city air pollution as cars.

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Infant death rates are higher in rural America — but not for all causes
Friday February 16th 2018, 12:02 PM

The National Center for Health Statistics broke out mortality rates for the five leading causes of infant death and compared rural counties to other areas.

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Sea level stakes for the Caribbean, in pictures
Friday February 16th 2018, 11:55 AM

Long-term sea level rise set in motion by near-term carbon emissions threatens major coastal cities across the world. Science-based imagery helps show the stakes for the Caribbean.

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