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Peter Dykstra: Icebreaker

Long frozen out of presidential politics, CNN's seven-hour climate marathon may make global warming cool again.

Credti: Phototropy/flickr

Denmark to ban PFAS in food packaging

The move, announced this week by the country's Ministry of Environment and Food, would make Denmark the first country to ban the toxics from food packaging.

Credit: The White House

Peter Dykstra: Nobody does it better

President Trump adds the environment to the long list of things he's really good at. But his loopy environmental opinions have a long history.

Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing Fire Department conduct training on July 7, 2007, on the Air National Guard base near Pittsburgh International Airport. Firefighting foam has been one of the largest sources of PFAS contamination. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by MSgt. Stacey Barkey)

Former firefighters describe how they used foam with PFAS chemicals at Pittsburgh's airport for decades

The foam, required by the Federal Aviation Administration, contains chemicals that are harmful and don't break down. Former firefighters say the foam was used liberally and rarely cleaned up.

Plastic recyclers in Nigeria. (Credit: King Baudouin African Development Prize/flickr)

Peter Dykstra: Eco-Overload

We're discovering new environmental menaces faster than we're solving the old ones.

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