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How the United States plans to trap its biggest stash of nuclear-weapons waste in glass.

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Editorial

The EPA acts more like a friend and less like a regulator of utilities.

The premise underlying nearly a half century of U.S. environmental law is that no one has a right to poison the air and water that all Americans consume. Under Scott Pruitt’s direction, the Environmental Protection Agency seems just fine with increasing Americans’ exposure to industrial toxins as long as it fulfills President Donald Trump’s promise to revive the nation’s moribund coal industry.

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Mine owner urged to halt heavy metals leaching into Sydney water catchment.

Multinational company Boral has been told to take urgent action to stop pollution flowing from a disused mine site into the Wingecarribee river in the New South Wales southern highlands.

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Toxics

Dirty birds show just how catastrophic air pollution used to be.

Soot on birds' bellies tell a story of air pollution more than a century in the making. Two graduate students at the University of Chicago measured black carbon that clung to birds kept in Rust Belt museum collections and found a striking record of filthy air.

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Opinion

This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

This Halloween, Get Rid Of The Really Scary Stuff

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