Here's how to think about this: You read an article about remote galaxies detected by the Hubble Space Telescope, with amazing photographs. You're skeptical. So you grab binoculars and go take a look. Nothing. That's the FDA looking for BPA effects.
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The revisions have wide-reaching implications, including for how the federal government would protect species from climate change.
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We publish EHN.org and DailyClimate.org because we care about environment and climate issues. In other words, what we tend to care most about gets swamped in the daily news cycle. So, in a week where the President helped us understand double negatives, here are a few reminders:
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Climate change will sink cities, but first it will make them expensive.
The move comes the same day as a new study that shows overwhelming support for the 45-year-old environmental legislation.
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"It's just crazy to think the county would want to divert millions of dollars from these funds for one over-the-top building renovation project."