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Five myths about climate change - The Washington Post

What’s happening isn’t natural — and almost all scientists agree.

How the new acting EPA Chief differs from Scott Pruitt

Andrew Wheeler, who will run the agency now that Scott Pruitt is gone, is known for opposing environmental regulations. But unlike Mr. Pruitt, he is known for staying out of the limelight.

For Pruitt aides, the boss’s personal life was part of the job

Senior staff members at the E.P.A. said they frequently felt pressured by Scott Pruitt to help in nonwork matters and obtain favors for his family.

Scott Pruitt’s political patron now questions the E.P.A. chief’s ethics

Senator James Inhofe, who has long championed Mr. Pruitt, now says he’d like to see an investigation into the ethical allegations against his protégé.

Pruitt’s new deputy: A coal lobbyist steeped in Washington’s ways

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s second-in-command, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who shares the deregulatory zeal of Scott Pruitt, the agency chief.

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s rule-cutting E.P.A. chief, plots his political future

Mr. Pruitt may be using his position as an environmental deregulation czar to position himself to run for office in Oklahoma — or perhaps the presidency.
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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.

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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