Groups threaten to sue Yellowstone Club over claims of illegal nitrogen pollution

Two conservation groups and an environmental law firm are poised to sue the Yellowstone Club alleging the club is illegally discharging nitrogen into the South Fork of the Gallatin River.
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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Millions of people forced to leave their homes because of severe drought and powerful cyclones are at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking over the coming decades, a new report warns.

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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Droughts and floods forcing workers from rural areas, leading to their exploitation in cities, report warns.

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Largest U.S. biofuels producer pledges carbon neutrality by 2050

POET, the largest biofuels producer in the United States, says it is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050, making it the latest company to pledge to reduce its carbon footprint to fight climate change.

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Trump rule reversal expands protections for Montana waterways

Many of Montana's streams and wetlands lost Clean Water Act protections after the Trump administration passed a federal rule in 2020, but those pollution protections were restored following a recent decision by a U.S. district court judge.

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France threatened with legal action over use of pesticides

Widespread use of chemicals that can harm wildlife means French state has failed to protect the country’s flora and fauna, say NGOS
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Advocates criticize military, state on PFAS; tour of old Wurtsmith AFB followed by documentary screening

A group of environmental advocates accused state and military authorities of lackluster response to legacy PFAS contamination, and pointed to a former nuclear bomber base near Lake Huron as Michigan's prime example.

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Wisconsin hires California law firm to go after PFAS polluters

The DNR is monitoring more than 40 PFAS contamination sites across Wisconsin, including in Madison, where they have resulted in health advisories for fish.

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UK’s Environment Agency faces legal fight over landfill fumes

A five-year-old boy from Staffordshire has begun legal action against the Environment Agency over fumes from a landfill site that a medical expert has said is shortening his life expectancy.

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French Senate blocks referendum on climate change

The French Senate has voted to block a referendum promised by President Emmanuel Macron on whether to enshrine the fight against climate change in the French constitution.

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Young activists say 'coward' Biden must fight harder on climate change

Young climate activists carrying signs reading "Biden, you coward - fight for us" and "No climate, no deal" gathered outside the White House on Monday to protest what they called U.S. President Joe Biden's broken promises and pandering to Republicans.

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Climate activists take Norway to human rights court over Arctic oil plans

Six climate activists and two environmental NGOs have taken Norway to the European court of human rights, arguing the Nordic country's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic are harming young people's futures.

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Governor signs off on plan to limit Missouri farm inspections

Opponents said the new law will make it more difficult to police bad actors.
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The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

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