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Tick, mosquito-borne infections surge in United States: CDC
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:49 PM

The number of Americans sickened each year by bites from infected mosquitoes, ticks or fleas tripled from 2004 through 2016, with infection rates spiking sharply in 2016 as a result of a Zika outbreak, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

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Nearly half a million people sign petition urging McDonald’s to stop using plastic straws
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:49 PM

More than 450,000 people have signed a petition calling for McDonald’s to stop using plastic straws in the United States.

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California sues Trump administration over car emissions rules
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:47 PM

The state’s move escalates a revolt against a proposed rollback of fuel economy standards that threatens to split the country’s auto market.

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Video shows sea animals caught as bycatch by California driftnet fishing
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:46 PM

Conservation groups have released footage of sharks, dolphins, and other animals accidentally caught in California’s driftnet fishery.

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New juice range made from wonky fruit and veg aims to cut waste
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:44 PM

‘Wonky’ fruit and vegetables that would have been thrown away are now being used to make a new range of juices, in one of a number of assaults on food waste.

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Trump would rather not fire Scott Pruitt for his scandals. Here’s why
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:43 PM

The EPA administrator has given the White House most of the few policy wins it has to date.

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How Pruitt’s science plans might help industry fight rules
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:36 PM

Dozens of prominent scientists published an alarming study about formaldehyde in 2010. Their findings: Exposure to the compound – used in everything from auto manufacturing to embalming – was linked to leukemia.

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Rocks could have a role in combatting climate change
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:33 PM

German scientists propose using basalt and dunite to soak up carbon from the atmosphere.

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Instead of more dams, communities turn to reusing wastewater
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:32 PM

With the era of dam building coming to an end in much of the developed world, places such as California and Australia are turning to local and less expensive methods to deal with water scarcity, including recycling wastewater, capturing stormwater, and recharging aquifers.

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Tsleil-Waututh lawyer says new Trans Mountain evidence casts shadow over Trudeau government’s ‘consultation’
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:31 PM

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation “is of the view that the new evidence, viewed in the larger context of the existing evidence which is already before the Court, casts further unfavorable light on Canada’s approach to ‘consultation’ with TWN,” wrote lawyer Scott Smitt in a letter sent to the Federal Court of Appeal on April 29, 2018.

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EPA adviser Albert Kelly resigned amid ethics inquiries. Is Scott Pruitt next?
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:30 PM

Albert Kelly, a longtime associate of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, was overseeing the Superfund program. Last year he was banned for life by the FDIC.

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U.S. moves up to second most attractive renewables market after China: Report
Tuesday May 01st 2018, 10:28 PM

The United States moved up to second place in a ranking of the most attractive countries for renewables investment, after China, a report by UK accountancy firm Ernst & Young showed on Tuesday.

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