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Climate

Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year.

Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia

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Climate

Industry seeks legal cover with replacement rule.

As the Trump administration mulls whether to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, its legal foes are already plotting creative courtroom challenges against U.S. EPA and directly against utilities.

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Climate

'Katrina brain': The invisible long-term toll of megastorms.

Bryan Tamowski for POLITICO

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Toxics

A small town in Texas. A huge explosion. An unsolved mystery — and the long road back.

WEST, Tex. — If her son hadn’t stowed that damn ’66 Chevrolet Impala in her garage, Jeanette Holecek would have died the day her town exploded. But its sloping steel bulk was in just the right place, at just the right time, and it shielded her from the concussion that shattered her home.

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Toxics

DowDuPont, Chemours named in GenX lawsuit.

Lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit charging Chemours and its former parent DowDuPont with contaminating drinking water in Wilmington, N.C., with the fluoropolymer processing aid GenX. The suit follows a furor in the spring over the chemical’s release from a Chemours plant.

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Justice

Chicken workers sue, saying they were modern-day slaves.

Three Oklahoma men filed a federal class-action lawsuit today alleging that they were modern-day slaves forced by a drug rehabilitation program to work for free in chicken processing plants.

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Toxics

Peregrine falcons slow to return to Appalachia.

Able to dive after avian prey at a shrieking 200 miles per hour, the peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on Earth. Yet the return of the peregrine to its historic habitat in the western Chesapeake region has been anything but speedy.

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Toxics

Chemical makers step up dumping claims.

Cheap imports of polyethylene terephthalate resins, used to make soda bottles, have caused a trade dispute.

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Climate

What's a science reporter to do when sound evidence isn't sound?

What’s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn’t Sound?

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Food

A wayward weedkiller divides farm communities, harms wildlife.

A Wayward Weedkiller Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

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Water

What went wrong with the right whales?

After two months studying the carcasses of seven right whales found dead off Canada’s Atlantic coast this past summer, scientists have revealed what killed six of the endangered animals.

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Toxics

Smart tracks and 'smog jogs': the rapid rise of Shanghai's running clubs.

Shanghai International Marathon

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Food

They thought they were going to rehab. They ended up in chicken plants.

The worst day of Brad McGahey’s life was the day a judge decided to spare him from prison.

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No EU deal on hormone-disrupting chemicals.

The EU's efforts to regulate chemicals which can potentially disrupt the body's hormones suffered a setback today when MEPs blocked a key proposal.

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