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Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:16 PM

International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July.

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A giant wave of plastic garbage could flood the U.S., a study says
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:16 PM

China’s ban on importing most of the scrap material that it accepted for a quarter century could overwhelm recycling programs in the U.S.

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Summer days are getting hotter
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:14 PM

No matter how you look at summer, it is the season with the most obvious climate change impact – extreme heat.

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New York sues 3M, five others for cleanup costs of toxic chemicals
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:13 PM

New York state sued 3M Co and five other companies to recover the cost of cleaning up environmental contamination caused by toxic chemicals in firefighting foam that they manufactured.

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California limits daily personal water use to 55 gallons – kind of
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:13 PM

The state’s new per capita limit on indoor water use is groundbreaking, but there is no practical way to enforce it. Rather, it is intended to inspire more conservation and guide larger efforts by water utilities.

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China just handed the world a 111-million-ton trash problem
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 9:11 PM

The world’s biggest waste importer is no longer buying. So where’s all that trash going to go?

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Sinking land and climate change are worsening tidal floods on the Texas coast
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 8:44 PM

More than 10,000 homes along the Texas coast will flood at least 26 times a year by 2045, researchers say.

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70-year-old grandmother faces a week in jail for blockading Kinder Morgan tanker terminal
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 8:43 PM

Laurie Embree drove 400 kilometres from 108 Mile House to participate in the protest. She is a mother of four, a grandmother of three.

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House lawmakers step up probe on green groups’ international work
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 8:41 PM

U.S. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday stepped up their scrutiny of environmental groups’ work with foreign countries, requesting that the Center for Biological Diversity turn in a list of documents detailing their work with Japanese officials.

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Trump just erased an Obama-era policy to protect the oceans
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 7:27 PM

Obama’s national ocean policy, created during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, called on the federal government to work with states and local governments to enhance and protect oceans.

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EPA: Enviros love to hate Scott Pruitt
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 2:40 PM

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s has become a useful punching bag.

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Exelon, first solar bankroll campaign to push for a U.S. carbon tax
Wednesday June 20th 2018, 1:02 PM

Major energy companies, including the largest U.S. nuclear power generator, are putting millions of dollars into a new political campaign to push for a tax on carbon dioxide emissions — a measure President Donald Trump has said he opposes.

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