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Coastal Texas officials say feds failing on short-term housing for Harvey victims
Friday November 10th 2017, 12:14 PM

Officials from battered towns and counties — including one who said he’s had suicidal thoughts — told lawmakers that too many residents are sleeping in tents and hotels more than two months after Hurricane Harvey.

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Breathing in Delhi air equivalent to smoking 44 cigarettes a day
Friday November 10th 2017, 12:11 PM

It was early on Tuesday morning when residents in the Indian capital of Delhi first began to notice the thick white haze that had descended across the city.

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Smog may harm your bones, too
Friday November 10th 2017, 12:07 PM

Exposure to air pollution can increase the risk for osteoporosis and broken bones in older adults, a new U.S. study suggests.

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Reframing global migration: A conversation with historian Sunil Amrith
Friday November 10th 2017, 12:02 PM

The 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellowship recipient’s interdisciplinary work on the Bay of Bengal teaches us that movement and migration are central forces in the making of Asian—and global—history.

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The bitter battle over the world’s most popular insecticides
Friday November 10th 2017, 11:53 AM

As regulators consider a ban on neonicotinoids, debate rages over the harm they cause to bees.

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The public health implications of unregulated drinking water
Friday November 10th 2017, 11:50 AM

Although solutions exist for ensuring that well water is safe to drink, it is unclear how and whether they can be implemented.

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Near refinery’s hum, neighbors cry: Get us out of here
Friday November 10th 2017, 11:46 AM

Residents call on Marathon to buy them out; company says facility emits just 3% of EPA-defined air pollutants in area.

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Puerto Rico is in blackout again after power line fixed by Whitefish fails
Friday November 10th 2017, 11:40 AM

A major outage has plunged more than 80 percent of the island back into darkness.

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“Climate change” and “global warming” are disappearing from government websites
Friday November 10th 2017, 11:37 AM

The deletions follow a pattern of undoing work on climate change under the Trump administration.

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Part-time jobs could fix India’s farming crisis
Friday November 10th 2017, 11:37 AM

Over the past decade, tens of thousands of farmers have killed themselves across India, with debt or bankruptcy cited as the main reason.

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From Brussels to Arkansas, a tough week for Monsanto
Friday November 10th 2017, 11:32 AM

French and Italian opposition torpedoed an E.U. vote to reauthorize the world’s most popular herbicide, while Little Rock moved to restrict an alternative.

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As bird lovers rejoice the sandhill crane’s return, hunters eye the ‘ribeye of the sky’
Friday November 10th 2017, 11:30 AM

At its root, Michigan’s debate over a proposed sandhill crane hunt stems from a fundamental clash of worldviews between people who see the natural world as something to be protected and preserved and those who view the land as a resource to be managed.

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