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Gov. Gary Herbert predicts ‘grand compromise’ when Trump shrinks Utah monuments
Thursday November 09th 2017, 10:11 PM

When President Trump comes to Utah next month to announce details of his plan to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, Gov. Gary Herbert expects a “grand compromise” that will give all sides something.

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How much has the EPA changed one year since the election?
Thursday November 09th 2017, 9:51 PM

NBC’s Anne Thompson reviews Donald Trump’s reshaping of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Scott Pruitt’s implementation of it, one year since the election.

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Failing kids with lead poisoning.
Thursday November 09th 2017, 5:17 PM

Lead poisoning is a serious problem in Buffalo and drinking water is often overlooked by health officials who are tasked with inspecting homes.

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Testing drinking water to get the lead out
Thursday November 09th 2017, 5:15 PM

Dan Telvock of Investigative Post explains the smart way to test drinking water for lead, and details how government often issues the wrong advice.

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A behind-the-scenes look at Scott Pruitt’s dysfunctional EPA
Thursday November 09th 2017, 3:31 PM

Career employees at the agency say political appointees are shutting them out of decision-making. They worry that the public will suffer.

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Long Island our story: Washed to the sea
Thursday November 09th 2017, 2:46 PM

The view south from Montauk Point is a portal to the past for the scientists who study Long Island’s natural history.

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Scientists’ plan to save endangered vaquitas goes awry
Thursday November 09th 2017, 12:53 PM

Fewer than 30 vaquitas are left in the world, and one died when scientists tried to catch it for a captive-breeding program.

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Target selling fidget spinners with high levels of lead
Thursday November 09th 2017, 12:45 PM

It turns out the wildly popular gizmos aren’t marketed as kids’ toys, and so aren’t subject to lead guidelines.

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Professor says protected waters an opportunity for Indigenous empowerment
Thursday November 09th 2017, 12:36 PM

The author of a new study on marine protected areas worldwide says urgent action is needed in Canada to make sure Indigenous rights are included in the creation and management of ocean conservation measures.

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Halibut spared as beluga move on to new prey in warming Arctic waters
Thursday November 09th 2017, 12:33 PM

Climate change seems to be driving a tiny fish species northward as Arctic waters grow warmer thanks to climate change — and they’re getting gobbled up by whales that would normally find larger fish more tantalizing.

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24 California sea lions have contagious infection
Thursday November 09th 2017, 12:29 PM

Three sea lions in San Luis Obispo County and 12 in Monterey County have been diagnosed with leptospirosis, a contagious bacterial infection, the Marine Mammal Center said.

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Polluted groundwater eroding Hawaii coral reefs, study shows
Thursday November 09th 2017, 12:22 PM

Local land-based pollution makes coral reefs more vulnerable to ocean acidification and could trigger coastal coral reef ecosystem collapses sooner than projected, according to new research.

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