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The doctor-botanist couple healing a community in the rural South

In Alabama’s Black Belt, where COVID rates are high and hospitals are understaffed, Dr. Marlo Paul and her plant biologist husband, Anthony, are making house calls and providing free herbal remedies from their own farm.
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Inquiry prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim is being blocked, investigator says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump's inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department's inspector general said.

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Climate

Inquiry prompted by Trump's Hurricane Dorian claim is being blocked, investigator says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.
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NOAA chief violated ethics code in furor over Trump tweet, agency says

Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.
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NOAA chief violated ethics code in furor over Trump tweet, agency says

Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.
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Yet another state quietly moves to criminalize fossil fuel protests amid coronavirus

In March, Kentucky, South Dakota and West Virginia passed laws restricting pipeline protests. Alabama is poised to become the fourth.
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Coronavirus shutdown sees spike in complaints about water pollution in Alabama

With many businesses closed, Alabamians are getting outdoors more, and that is leading more people to notice new things in their environment.

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For Black North Birmingham residents fighting toxic pollution, staying home isn’t safe

Keisha Brown has been fighting environmental racism in her North Birmingham neighborhood for years. She spoke with Scalawag about how her community is contending with the coronavirus.
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Justice coal companies agree to settle $5 million in delinquent mine safety debts

The settlement comes a year after an Ohio Valley ReSource investigation showed the Justice companies had the country's highest delinquent mine safety debt. 
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Creatures in this underwater forest could save your life one day

Before this 60,000-year-old submerged forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.
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Trump administration presses cities to evict homeowners from flood zones

The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out. 
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NOAA leaders privately disowned agency's rebuke of scientists who contradicted Trump

Newly released emails show officials at NOAA told the agency’s scientists it did “not approve or support” a controversial agency statement issued after the president falsely said that Alabama was at risk from Hurricane Dorian.
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Alabama bill would prohibit smoking in a car with a child present

A bill to keep children safe from second hand smoke will again rise from the ashes when state lawmakers convene next week.

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