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U.S. kids’ exposure to second-hand pot smoke may be rising
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:39 PM

A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study that suggests cannabis may be complicating efforts to limit kids’ exposure to second-hand smoke.

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More than 100 organizations call on oil and gas industries, banks to opt out of Arctic drilling
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:37 PM

Indigenous groups and institutional investors representing more than $2 trillion call for industries to keep the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a “natural wonder.”

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This could be the biggest advance in aluminum production in 130 years
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:35 PM

Why Apple just joined a big push to change how we make aluminum, and slow climate change in the process.

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Investors urge fossil fuel firms to shun Trump’s Arctic drilling plans
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:35 PM

Oil extraction in Alaskan wilderness area would be an ‘irresponsible business decision’, trillion-dollar investors say.

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Himalayan glaciers are wasting away, threatening mountain communities
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:33 PM

Himalayan glaciers have been retreating, shrinking and losing mass, since the 1960s consistent with rising temperatures and decreasing precipitation.

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Political appointees once kept a scientist ‘hit list’
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:32 PM

Menace. Horrible. A real activist. Bleeding-heart liberal. Clean air extremist. Those were the descriptions leveled at scientists serving on EPA’s advisory boards and written on an infamous document known as the “hit list.” It led to a purge of dozens of researchers deemed threats to industry and conservative policies. It was 1981.

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Agreement, court victory give hog farm critics cautious optimism
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:31 PM

Citizen groups and their allies say recent success in court and in Raleigh may help force waste disposal changes at NC hog farms.

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Cosmetics that take on the stresses of modern life
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:30 PM

As consumers worry about light and air pollution, personal care formulators look for ways to safeguard skin from blue light and other environmental assaults.

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Colorado River forecast shows greater risk of shortage
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:30 PM

The drying of the American Southwest continues, while Great Lakes water levels are above normal.

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In the Arctic, the old ice is disappearing
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:28 PM

This winter, the Arctic Ocean hit a record low for ice older than five years. Scientists say that summers in the Arctic may be ice-free in the future.

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How solar panels on a church rooftop broke the law in N.C.
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:26 PM

An environmental group and a largely African-American church tried to challenge North Carolina’s utility monopoly by generating cheap, clean power. They lost.

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Something fishy: Toxic plastic pollution is traveling up the food chain
Monday May 14th 2018, 11:17 PM

Toxic chemicals collect in oceanic microplastics, which then get eaten by fish, birds and seals – and eventually by humans.

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