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The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here’s the full list

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.
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John M. Barry: What fans of 'herd immunity' don't tell you

A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.

Trump calls Fauci 'a disaster' and shrugs off virus as infections soar

With two weeks remaining in his re-election campaign, President Trump made the coronavirus his message and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci his foil, dismissing scientific advisers as “these idiots.”

A viral theory cited by health officials draws fire from scientists

A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.

Oil industry turns to mergers and acquisitions to survive

With the price of a barrel stuck around $40 and no recovery in sight, companies are combining to cut costs and ride out the pandemic.
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Las guerras del agua

En Chihuahua, la vecindad con Estados Unidos se torna agria cuando los agricultores de la zona, acostumbrados a compartir el agua de los ríos con las comunidades del otro lado de la frontera, enfrentan cada vez peores sequías.
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‘Nunca esperé perder mi libertad’: trabajadores de una empresa de tomates fueron confinados en granjas

Se ha prohibido a los trabajadores temporales que salgan, a menos que sean desplazamientos controlados para evitar que contraigan o propaguen la COVID-19. “Es una violación de nuestros derechos”, dijo uno de ellos.

The promise of pawpaw

Issues like climate change, economic inequity and access to food have brought more attention to this creamy fruit and its resilient tree.

A 30-mile canoe trip through Alaska's Tongass National Forest

The Honker Divide Canoe Route draws intrepid travelers through the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. But the lifting of logging restrictions may indelibly alter its character.

Colorado wildfire grows into largest in state history

Left vulnerable by dry conditions, more than 430,000 acres have burned so far in what has been one of the worst years ever for wildfires in the state.

Landslide in Vietnam kills at least 20 military personnel

Search-and-rescue efforts were underway after a landslide in the central province of Quang Tri, resulting in what may be the country’s greatest military loss in peacetime.

How many plants have we wiped out? Here are 5 extinction stories

Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.

The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here's the full list

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.

Major retailers in Britain say no to glitter for Christmas

Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?

Mount Kilimanjaro fires threaten a diverse ecosystem

Strong winds and dry weather have hampered efforts to extinguish the spreading blaze on Africa’s highest peak.
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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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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