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Justice

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighborhoods

The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll.

Energy

Gas explosion causes huge fire in Center Township outside Pittsburgh

Authorities confirm early morning evacuations in neighborhood surrounding blast in Center Township, but no word on any injuries.

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Toxics

Bay scientists: Offshore oil drilling would put Chesapeake Bay at risk

Many fear a spill would be inevitable and could reach the Bay and its resources under the right conditions.

Toxics

Claims filing begins in WV water crisis settlement.

By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer 10 hrs ago (0)

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Toxics

EPA approves plan to remove San Jacinto Waste pits from river.

EPA approves plan to remove San Jacinto Waste pits from river

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Climate

Chevron abandons plan to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight.

Chevron has become the second big oil company to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, almost exactly a year after BP ditched its more advanced plans for the untapped basin.

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Climate

N.D. oil industry opposes state rule changes.

The North Dakota oil industry pushed back Wednesday on several proposed oil and gas rule changes, expressing strong opposition to a rule related to reporting small spills.

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Energy

Report: Key changes needed to prevent fiery rail crashes.

A prestigious scientific organization on Wednesday called for more frequent and better inspections of freight railroad tracks to prevent potentially catastrophic oil and ethanol train crashes.

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Energy

Enbridge argues Line 3 oil pipeline needed for Minnesota, region.

Enbridge Energy is arguing its proposed $2 billion Line 3 oil pipeline is critical to serve oil refineries in Minnesota and throughout the region.

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Climate

Everyone knew Houston’s reservoirs would flood — except for the people who bought homes inside them.

by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune and Reveal, Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune, and Al Shaw, ProPublica, October 12, 2017

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Justice

Judge deals blow to tribes in Dakota Access pipeline ruling.

The judge refused to shut down the oil pipeline during an environmental review. Lawyers pointed to a ‘historic pattern of putting all the risk and harm on tribes.’

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Energy

Fisheries Minister pledges to save southern resident killer whales.

New research suggests that underwater noise from vessel traffic in the Salish Sea is reducing the ability of endangered southern resident killer whales to hunt by 20 to 25 per cent, a Port of Vancouver official said Wednesday.

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Justice

US judge allows Dakota pipeline to run as Army conducts study.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil can keep flowing through the contested Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts a new environmental review of the duct through next April, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

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From our Newsroom

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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