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The Sierra ‘snow line’ seems to be moving uphill — rapidly
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 11:58 PM

Scientists call new study results “striking” and say it has big implications —and not just for skiers.

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The toxic chemical industry is having a really great year
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 11:53 PM

The Senate’s EPA spending bill would kill a program that assesses health risks posed by chemicals, the latest in a long line of recent gifts to the industry.

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GenX levels surge again as DEQ seeks answers
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 11:51 PM

Chemours reported late October spike of the toxic chemical entering the Cape Fear River.

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eBay is outselling the darknet in the illegal wildlife trade, fret researchers
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 2:53 PM

This news is troubling, conservationists say, because it suggests that traders are content to sell wildlife products on mainstream websites like eBay, where they rely on the sheer volume of transactions and lack of regulation to mask their activity

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Not everyone is giving thanks for antibiotic-free turkeys
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 2:37 PM

Farmers are getting better at keeping resistance-breeding antibiotics out of poultry, but the bigger the bird, the harder it is to cut off the drugs.

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Would you put the genetically modified Arctic Apple in your pie?
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 2:29 PM

The non-browning apple is one of the first foods engineered to appeal to the senses—not a farmer’s bottom line.

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Video: Illinois nuclear plants leak, spill radioactive water
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 2:22 PM

Radioactive water leaking from Illinois nuclear power plants, despite promised safeguards—an investigative reporter on what’s been done.

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Peru: The river that will not flow
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 2:13 PM

Hhydroelectric dams will convert the Marañón into a swimming pool more than 100 kilometers long.

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Residents near polluted lake call for Act 250 farm regulation
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 2:06 PM

Residents near Lake Carmi told senators they want farms to lose their exemptions from most land-use laws. Farm runoff feeds algae that has plagued the lake.

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Trump administration rejects California lawmakers’ criticism on wildfires aid
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 2:04 PM

Answering angry state lawmakers, White House officials denied that they had omitted money for Northern California fire victims from their $44 billion disaster aid request to Congress.

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Anti-vaccine movement: Religious objections, once rampant across the country, suddenly plateau
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 1:56 PM

Nonmedical vaccine exemptions were on the rise up through 2013. Now they appear to have leveled off.

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Hillary Clinton Russia conspiracy theory is not the uranium story you should be talking about
Wednesday November 22nd 2017, 1:53 PM

Public land near the Grand Canyon might be opened for uranium mining under the Trump administration.

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