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Locally-based organization says it has fastest solution to climate change

Many of the world's top scientists are putting their heads together on climate change, but a new locally-based nonprofit believes it has the most efficient solution to cooling the Earth down.

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Proposed EPA rule change would make life easier for Ohio polluters

Donna Ballinger wipes a hand against her windshield to reveal the black soot that drifts regularly to her home from the coke oven at AK Steel. "It's horrible," said Ballinger, 56.

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'Outraged' over Puyallup River pollution, Pierce County exec wants Electron Dam removed

A Pierce County executive wants to see the removal of the Electron Dam on the Puyallup River, after its owners, Electron Hydro, LLC, polluted the river with sheets of artificial turf during a recent construction project.

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Feds order owner of dam on Puyallup River to clean up spill from artificial turf

Federal regulators have ordered the owners of Electron Dam on the Puyallup River to clean up its mess following a spill of rubber debris during unpermitted use of artificial turf in a construction project. The company must remove...
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Feds close door on new Los Alamos Lab environmental study

Officials said there was no need for a new sitewide study because little has changed since a 2008 environmental analysis.
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Up to 1,000 ‘downwinders’ likely got cancer from Trinity test, study says

There's no clear evidence radiation from the blast was severe enough to cause genetic abnormalities, the study also says.
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Rubber debris litters miles of Puyallup River after artificial turf was used in dam project without permit

Operators of the Electron Dam used rolls of old artificial turf as a liner in a retrofit to the dam. They have broken up and drifted downriver, just as salmon are coming back to Puget Sound.
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Wildfire haze, record heat and pollution combine to make Denver air quality dangerous for all

Beyond wildfire smoke, the air quality in Denver has deteriorated to exceptionally poor conditions with residents barraged by infusions of multiple lung-irritating pollutants - including ozone, which has spiked in recent days to levels 28% above federal health limits.

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Certain clouds collect air pollution from Earth's surface: UW

Certain clouds have been discovered to draw air pollution on the earth's surface, which could lead to more insight to our role in climate change.

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Could fish kill in Biscayne Bay be a sign of worsening pollution?

When the Dolphins and Rainbows swim club headed out Monday morning for their regular swim in Biscayne Bay, they encountered a grisly sight: hundreds of dead fish in the Tuttle Basin.

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Global warming is having a costly, and dangerous, impact on key military bases in Alaska

When warming temperatures melted the frozen ground under a munitions repair facility in Alaska years ago, the foundation shifted, causing deep cracks to spread across the thick concrete walls.

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To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics, natural predators

A tiny aphid-like insect known as hemlock woolly adelgid has been devastating the trees since the 1970s.
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Marine heat wave along East Coast may intensify Hurricane Isaias

Warm waters from a marine heat wave are a major concern with Hurricane Isaias forecast to ride up the eastern seaboard.
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Environmentalists slam New Mexico rules on fracking

Environmentalists say they fear the rule under discussion — meant to clarify which entity has the authority to oversee where recycled fracking water is used — lacks provisions meant to protect human health, freshwater and land.

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North harbour mercury cleanup to cost $65 million-plus

Cleanup of decades-old mercury pollution in Thunder Bay's north harbour is expected to cost at least $65 million – although it remains unclear exactly how that tab will be divided.

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My urban nature gem

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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