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Final permit for controversial Michigan mine gets accepted. Tribe digs in.

As a massive open pit mine inches forward, Menominee tribe looks to legal remedies

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality accepted the fourth and final permit required for the controversial Back Forty Mine to move forward.

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E-waste grew 8 percent in just 2 years. Just one-fifth was recycled.

A growing global middle class and our tech-saturated lives are burying the planet in electronic waste

In 2016, more than 44 million metric tons of electronic waste was generated, which is 8 percent higher than the total in 2014, according to a new report.

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Air pollution cancels out the health benefits of a stroll in the city

Keep taking your walks — but maybe avoid the traffic

Walking is great exercise —getting air into the lungs and the blood pumping. But for adults over 60, walking in cities with heavy air pollution counters the health benefits, according to a new study.

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Toxic exposures may cost the world 10% of GDP: Study

Current calculations woefully underestimate how much pollution costs countries, say researchers

The cost of harmful chemical and heavy metal exposures around the world likely tops 10 percent of the global GDP, according to a new study.

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Elder Harriet Penayah and intern Abigail Nelson dissecting a stickleback fish. (Credit: Samarys Seguinot Medina, Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT))

Cold War-era military site continues to pollute fish and Yupik people

Three years after the Army Corps declared it sufficiently cleaned up, a former Air Force station continues to contaminate wildlife on remote St. Lawrence Island

Despite decades of cleanup, a former Cold War-era military station on St. Lawrence Island continues to pollute fish, and researchers say the indigenous Yupik people near the site are likely being harmed as well.

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Above the Fold, Dec. 2: Injustice abroad; Losing our way

Our week-ending roundup of notable reporting and events affecting our environment and health.

News moves fast. Your inbox is stuffed. Here are five quick things you need to know about the week.

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