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Land degradation threatens human wellbeing, major report warns
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:51 PM

More than 3.2bn people are already affected and the problem will worsen without rapid action, driving migration and conflict.

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The E.P.A. says it wants research transparency. Scientists see an attack on science
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:50 PM

A proposed policy would bar the E.P.A. from considering research that doesn’t release its raw data for review, blocking some significant work.

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Trump to allow more car pollution. But by how much?
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:49 PM

President Trump is poised to relax rules affecting tailpipe emissions in millions of U.S. cars, marking one of his most forceful moves against pollution standards since taking office.

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Judge: Trump administration must consider climate change in major drilling and mining lease plan
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:40 PM

The plan covers 15 million acres in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming. The ruling is the latest to cite the risks of fossil fuels and global warming.

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U.S. energy market has become more unpredictable in recent decades
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:38 PM

The energy market in the United States has become increasingly unpredictable and volatile in recent decades — posing a challenge to lawmakers and companies faced with making policy and investment decisions that “influence the cost” and “environmental and health impacts of the U.S. energy system for decades,” according to a new study published in the journal

Nature Energy

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Hydrogen-powered transport key to climate targets, says Shell
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:35 PM

Oil firm says gas could account for 10% of global energy consumption by end of century.

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Deals give companies more time to pollute
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:34 PM

An enforcement breakthrough a decade in the making was unveiled last December: Three manufacturers of a sooty oil-based product known as carbon black had agreed to slash air pollution by thousands of tons each year. But there was a twist.

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Report: How Los Angeles could source its water locally
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:33 PM

Much of L.A.’s water comes from hundreds of miles away. A new report from UCLA is challenging the city to think bigger about its plans to source more water locally in coming decades.

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Brazil senate considers lifting ban on sugarcane production in Amazon
Monday March 26th 2018, 11:32 PM

The bill condemned by environmentalists would allow ethanol production, driving more deforestation and unravel protections.

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I used to work at the EPA. Now I have lung disease and depend on it.
Monday March 26th 2018, 4:44 PM

I now need the air quality tracking I helped launch at EPA. But Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt are protecting special interests instead of our health.

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Turning scientists into politicians
Monday March 26th 2018, 3:29 PM

The group 314 Action seeks to get more scientists elected to political office. Does that risk reducing science itself to a political platitude?

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When a building’s cleaning products make a tenant miserable
Monday March 26th 2018, 3:18 PM

What can be done when a tenant worries about the health hazards of a building’s cleaning routine?

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