DEC: Pesticide isn't the danger. Chemical in its container is - Laredo Morning Times

Following revelations that the containers were made with hazardous PFAS compounds, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is placing a hold on the use of a popular pesticide used in mosquito control upstate and New York City.
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Albemarle to boost Nevada lithium output as electric vehicle demand climbs

Albemarle Corp said on Thursday it will double production at its lithium facility in Silver Peak, Nevada, part of a plan to boost supply for the burgeoning electric vehicle market.


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Mexico farm lobby blasts ban on GMO corn; organic growers welcome it

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Dow Chemical backs effort to use New York City’s drinking water on Long Island

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Erin Brockovich blasts U.S. regulation of toxic chemicals

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The factory by a Tuscan beach and the future of ESG investing

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Climate change legislation included in coronavirus stimulus deal

Congressional negotiators inserted a bipartisan measure to curtail planet-warming chemicals used in air-conditioners and refrigerators in the huge government spending and coronavirus relief package that is expected to head to President Trump's desk soon.


Climate change legislation included in coronavirus relief deal

The legislation calls for cutting the use of powerful planet-warming chemicals common in air-conditioners and refrigerators.

Chinese factories want to make climate-friendly air conditioners. A US company is blocking them

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Plastic pipes a water contamination risk after fire, data shows

New hazards to health and infrastructure have emerged in the ashes of wildfires. Among them is the contamination of drinking water.

Long-overdue dredging of Gowanus Canal turns up 'black mayonnaise,' sunken cars, evil stench

After more than a century of toxic pollution, Brooklyn’s infamous Gowanus Canal is finally being cleaned up.

Plan for fighting PFAS chemicals in Wisconsin is released

After a year of study with nearly 20 state agencies, Gov. Evers' administration released a plan to prevent future pollution from forever chemicals known as PFAS.


How scientists tracked down a mass killer (of salmon)

Something was decimating the salmon that had been restored to creeks around Puget Sound.
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