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Alfombras tóxicas: Estudio revela presencia de químicos ″eternos″ en el aire interior de hogares y escuelas

Los PFAS, también conocidos como "sustancias químicas eternas", se han asociado a una amplia gama de daños graves para la salud, desde el cáncer hasta la infertilidad y los problemas del sistema inmunitario.
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President Biden has reversed the Trump era of "energy dominance" with the appointment of public land and wildlife advocates to Interior leadership positions.

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Haaland makes history at swearing-in

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland this morning celebrated her landmark elevation to a seat as the nation's first Native American Cabinet member with a symbolic swearing-in ceremony led by Vice President Kamala Harris.
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With 287 staffers gone, should Biden return BLM to D.C.?

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Republican opposition to Haaland grows more vocal

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Every Cabinet job is about climate change now

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Biden picks Deb Haaland. Now comes the hard part

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Trump rollback would help companies at birds' expense

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Judge invalidates BLM decisions under Pendley

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White House to withdraw Pendley's Bureau of Land Mgmt. nomination

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Pressure grows on Senate Republicans to oppose Pendley

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