Government spent big on treatment for chemical weapons exposure. The company that makes it won’t say if it works

A Post examination found that Emergent last year quietly began to recall tens of thousands of Trobigard units from foreign buyers and removed Trobigard from the official product line on its website and in its securities filings.

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To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics, natural predators

A tiny aphid-like insect known as hemlock woolly adelgid has been devastating the trees since the 1970s.
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Climate

Marine heat wave along East Coast may intensify Hurricane Isaias

Warm waters from a marine heat wave are a major concern with Hurricane Isaias forecast to ride up the eastern seaboard.
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Climate

Indigenous people face a tragedy in the Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic

It is time for the international community to center the health and well-being of indigenous people.
Justice

How can the National Park Services work to be anti-racist?

Efforts are underway to make the outdoors more inclusive. But many Black travelers are still cautious to embrace America’s ‘best idea.’
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Toxics

Trump’s dangerous science denial is seeping deeper into the federal government

President Trump hates science. The people he appoints to head up agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department, National Parks Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hate science, too.

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Climate

Racism derails our attempts to fight the climate crisis

Stopping climate change is hard enough, but racism only makes it harder.
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Coronavirus: Hurricanes present a dangerous scenario amid the pandemic: Stay at home or risk infection? - The Washington Post

As Tropical Storm Cristobal heads to the Gulf Coast, emergency management officials urge people to evacuate when needed, despite the inherent virus risks.
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Population

A make or break moment for cities

The future of America’s urban areas will depend on the help they receive—or don’t—from the federal government.
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Toxics

Angela Merkel’s scientific background could save Germany

The chancellor’s rigor in collating information, her honesty in stating what is not yet known, and her composure are paying off.
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Toxics

Trump’s auto rollback will eliminate 13,500 jobs

According to the administration’s own math, the pollution rules could eliminate jobs, discourage driving, and inflict billions in damage.
Justice

Migrant farmworkers are often forced to live and work in unsanitary conditions. It could make them more susceptible to Covid-19

A third of migrant farmworkers lived in crowded dwellings. That reality is just one reason why advocates and lawyers for these workers are concerned about their safety during the outbreak of Covid-19.
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As Italy shuts down from the novel coronavirus, air pollution declines steeply

What happened in China is already happening in another country with a major outbreak.
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My urban nature gem

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.

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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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

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