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SCV Water files lawsuit over PFAS contamination in Santa Clarita

The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has filed a lawsuit against 3M company, Chemours, DuPont and several other companies, for their roles in introducing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances into the water supply in Santa Clarita.

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‘Zombie batteries’ causing hundreds of waste fires, experts warn

"Zombie batteries" are causing hundreds of fires a year at waste and recycling sites, industry experts have warned. They are urging people to ensure dead batteries are not thrown away in household rubbish or recycling.

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Japan’s new leader sets ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050

The announcement, coming weeks after a similar pledge by China, will require a major overhaul of the infrastructure in Japan, which remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels.
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Oil industry expresses concern, not alarm, about Biden comments

After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.
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Climate

How the virus slowed the booming wind energy business

Renewable energy developers have struggled to finish projects as the pandemic disrupts construction and global supply chains.
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Amy Coney Barrett faces recusal questions over links to Shell | US news | The Guardian

Barrett previously recused herself from cases because her father worked for Shell but has failed to commit to doing so in future
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GM's first electric truck is a Hummer revival and costs more than $112,000

The Hummer is back, but it's battery-powered now and has morphed from its militarized precursor into an ultraluxury pickup that General Motors is betting will resonate with traditional truck buyers.

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Impossible foods invests $1.5 billion into plant-based milk, steak, fish and bacon

The food-tech company announces it will double the size of its research and development team to bring plant-based milk and steak to market.
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EU seeks Amazon protections pledge from Bolsonaro in push to ratify trade deal

Brussels is in talks with Brazil's far-right nationalist president, Jair Bolsonaro, over commitments on the future of the Amazon as it seeks to persuade Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders and parliaments to ratify the trade deal the bloc has negotiated with South America.

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Marcus C. Mundy: Transportation is a social justice issue

A proposed payroll tax on the Portland ballot invests in Black and Brown communities. But corporations like Nike that say they support racial equity oppose it. 
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Oil industry turns to mergers and acquisitions to survive

With the price of a barrel stuck around $40 and no recovery in sight, companies are combining to cut costs and ride out the pandemic.
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Climate

Ex-TN governor taps KS for high solar business potential

A former governor of Tennessee sees Kansas as a prime investment in solar power because of the state's high sun potential and current dependence on fossil fuels.

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Major retailers in Britain say no to glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?
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How green is that electric car? And when it hits 100 M.P.H.?

The Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan give environmentally conscious speedsters an outlet for their desires.
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California heat wave prompts power shutdowns, fire danger

More than 50,000 California utility customers are without power because of a fall heat wave that has brought another round of extreme wildfire danger.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

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.

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.

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.

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