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Why does the GOP think your life is worth less now than under Obama?

Trump has ordered agencies to use different models showing less danger to health from pollutants.
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Climate

Report: Louisiana coastal residents agree they face ‘existential’ crisis

"We must accept that some areas of Louisiana cannot be preserved as is."
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Toxics

Louisiana House to debate keeping industrial pollution reports secret

Chemical and oil facilities could do their own pollution reports and keep them secret under proposed legislation.
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Toxics

Women exposed to BP spill have higher levels of post-traumatic stress, study finds

Study finds 12.7 percent of women surveyed in rural southeastern Louisiana had moderate to severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Toxics

Formosa fined, sued over plastic pollution in Texas: Report

Texas environmental regulators fined the plastics manufacturer for polluting the Gulf and other waterways with tiny plastic bits.
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Climate

Bob Marshall: It’s time Louisiana stops joking about its vital coastal choices

Why do residents most threatened by climate change elect politicians who fight regulation?
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Sea level rise is underestimated in southern Louisiana, Tulane study finds

The new study questions the reliability of how sea-level rise is measured in low-lying coastal areas.
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Plastic Pollution

Corona debuts plastic-free six-pack rings in Mexican beach town

The new six-pack rings won't add to the plague of plastics in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Toxics

Coast Guard and Taylor Energy disagree over source of 14-year Gulf oil leak

The Coast Guard says leaking wells must be fixed early next year.
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The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

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Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

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Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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