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California city with water on 3 sides faces grim future
Thursday December 14th 2017, 10:29 PM

With 1.5 miles of Pacific Ocean to the west, the federally protected Tijuana Estuary to the south and the San Diego Bay to the north, Imperial Beach, the southwesternmost city in the continental United States, is immediately vulnerable to the impacts of sea-level rise.

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4 small words may hamstring Trump team’s WOTUS overhaul
Thursday December 14th 2017, 10:27 PM

The Trump administration might have unwittingly cleared a path for a legal assault in its proposal for delaying the effective date of the contentious 2015 Clean Water Rule, experts in administrative law say.

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Investigations may bring news in 2018
Thursday December 14th 2017, 6:41 PM

Almost a dozen investigations are underway at the U.S. EPA and the Interior Department, including of unusual travel, private sector connections and staff/advisory panel moves. This week’s TipSheet runs down the probes in detail, and offers resources for coverage of developments in 2018.

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U.P. tribe wants to know: “When can we eat the fish?” Researchers try to answer.
Thursday December 14th 2017, 6:23 PM

“When can we eat the fish?” That’s what the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wants to know. Officials in Michigan issue fish

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Keep your cell phone away from your body, new state guidelines warn
Thursday December 14th 2017, 4:08 PM

New guidelines from the state health department warn of radiation risk from cell phones.

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In a shot across the bow of Nautilus, writers demand payment
Thursday December 14th 2017, 3:57 PM

Nautilus, the luxe online and print magazine covering science and ideas, has struggled to pay its writers. Now those writers are striking back.

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How to get California’s water infrastructure ready for climate change
Thursday December 14th 2017, 1:51 PM

Across California, droughts, floods and fires are straining the state’s aging infrastructure. Jamesine Gibson of the Union of Concerned Scientists says the state needs to prepare infrastructure for the uncertain impacts of climate change.

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East Antarctic ice has melted dramatically in the past
Thursday December 14th 2017, 1:47 PM

The East Antarctic ice sheet has fluctuated wildly in the past, a study finds—adding to concerns of a dramatic meltback in the future.

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Elizabeth Warren just let loose on Trump and Monsanto
Thursday December 14th 2017, 1:37 PM

She is no fan of the ag giant’s pending mega-merger.

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Top Interior official stayed at Montana resort that Secretary Zinke’s billionaire friend and donor owns
Thursday December 14th 2017, 1:34 PM

The revelation raises questions about the use of public funds related to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s activities and travel.

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Report highlights fears among workers in the meat processing industry
Thursday December 14th 2017, 1:30 PM

Repetitive motion injuries, amputations and cuts continue to be common dangers that workers in the meat processing industry face, according to a Government Accountability Office report released this month. The GAO also found workers suffer respiratory illnesses from peracetic acid – an antimicrobial chemical – sprayed on meat in processing facilities.

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This hotel just launched a maker program to fight plastic pollution in the Maldives
Thursday December 14th 2017, 1:24 PM

Tthe Soneva Fushi resort will let guests use their new Eco Centro machine to transform plastic waste into souvenirs like flower pots, bowls, and children’s toys.

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