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Judge nixes bid to stop coal sales that Trump revived

A judge threw out a lawsuit on Friday from a coalition of states, environmental groups and American Indians which sought to revive an Obama-era moratorium against U.S. government coal sales on public lands in the West.

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Democrats decry 'pandemic of pollution' under Trump's EPA

Democrats on Wednesday blasted the Trump administration's moves to roll back environmental regulations during the coronavirus crisis, with one senator saying a "pandemic of pollution'' has been released.

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Betio is facing a population crisis, and a sea wall could be its only hope of survival

With finite land on Kiribati, the country's woes demonstrate the challenging nexus of climate change and overpopulation.

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Gippsland farmer says PFAS exposure from military base caused his cancer, demands Government action

A Victorian farmer whose property borders RAAF Base East Sale has blamed contamination from firefighting foam used on the base for his cancer.
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Contamination concerns after Santos given extended gas exploration rights over Queensland's Channel Country

The Queensland Government gave energy company Santos extended rights to explore environmentally significant parts of the Channel Country for potential commercial gas extraction, documents obtained under right to information laws show.
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The human race is not special. So why do we think we're immune to mass extinction?

Could we face a mass extinction of human beings in our lifetime? As global temperatures rise and this summer's bushfires devastate the Australian landscape, it's a worst-case scenario that is beginning to be seriously discussed.

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Some worry if New York's coming plastic bag ban is enough

New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution, but many of those who support a move away from plastic are worried the new law doesn't go far enough.

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Communities call for transparency on future of contaminated soil from the West Gate Tunnel

The Bacchus Marsh community is calling for transparency over what sites are being considered as dumping grounds for contaminated soil from the West Gate Tunnel project.

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Scientists sign open letter to Australian Government urging action on climate change

Scientists despairing over the deadly bushfire season sign an open letter to Australia's leaders calling on them to abandon partisan politics and take action on climate change.
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A 40-degree day used to be a playground urban legend. Now it's a reality for our children

Extreme temperatures are now the new normal for a whole generation of Australian children.
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Frank Jotzo: The bushfire crisis has given the Government a political 'out' to its climate change problem

For those who see their future in peril, climate change action is not a divisive issue, but one of common sense.
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Omnicide: Who is responsible for the gravest of all crimes?

What word shall we reach for to name what is happening? 'Ecocide', the killing of ecosystems, won't do. This is something more; this is the killing of everything. Omnicide.

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Backlog of toxic Superfund cleanups grows under Trump

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund cleanup projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era.

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States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect

The new year will bring new charges for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes.

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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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