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Scott Pruitt twice introduced anti-abortion bills giving men ‘property rights’ over fetuses
Thursday May 24th 2018, 10:25 PM

Before he was Trump’s embattled EPA chief, Pruitt was a state politician who backed draconian abortion restrictions.

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Banned pregnancy med still affecting daughters, grandchildren
Thursday May 24th 2018, 10:02 PM

The grandchildren of women who used a drug called diethylstilbestrol, or DES, during pregnancy have a higher risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, new research shows.

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‘It’s wrong to stink up other people’s lives’: Fighting the manure lagoons of North Carolina
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:59 PM

Pigs outstripped people in Duplin county long ago – but now the residents are fighting back.

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Agroforestry gives Kenyan indigenous community a lifeline
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:58 PM

The Cherangani people of Kenya were for generations reliant on the forest for hunting, gathering and agroforestry – a way of life that was curtailed by the colonial government. Today, Cherangani communities living on the edge of the forest have returned to their traditions, intercropping avocado, bean and coffee plants among trees that help reduce water runoff and soil erosion, and improve nutrient cycling.

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What glass figurines are teaching us about the ocean
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:57 PM

This conservationist is using art to track change in the ocean.

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EPA slows release of formaldehyde cancer risk study: Documents
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:57 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, under pressure from the chemical industry, has delayed release of a study detailing cancer risks from formaldehyde, according to internal communications seen by Reuters, potentially keeping important health information from the public.

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Safety board: Standards too weak at Texas chemical plant that exploded during Harvey
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:56 PM

An investigation into the explosion of a chemical plant during Hurricane Harvey last summer found that safety plans failed on all counts and the plant did not properly prepare for the hurricane season.

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‘We can’t see a future’: group takes EU to court over climate change
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:55 PM

Litigants from eight countries claim EU institutions are not protecting fundamental rights.

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Science proposal muddies reviews of toxic nonstick chemicals
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:52 PM

The top career EPA official responsible for safeguarding the nation’s drinking water supply couldn’t say yesterday how Administrator Scott Pruitt’s controversial move to restrict the types of scientific studies the agency can use might affect its efforts to protect the public from toxic nonstick chemicals.

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Scotland draft climate change bill sets 90%-by-2050 emission reduction target
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:51 PM

Holyrood says ‘net-zero’ carbon emissions are ultimate aim but climate campaigners say target is disappointing.

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Another way to recycle plastic: Worm food
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:51 PM

Mealworms are the new champions in the plastic-eating stakes.

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Nigeria’s Bodo community claims win over Shell after latest UK court ruling
Thursday May 24th 2018, 9:50 PM

A British judge ruled on Thursday that Nigeria’s Bodo community, which has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the clean-up of two 2008 oil spills, should retain the option of litigation for another year.

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