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Flint families welcome water crisis charges, seek healing

"I literally could have cried," said Ariana Hawk after learning Tuesday that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others in his administration were expected to be charged in the water crisis.

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Mobile sources of pollution significant in Mon Valley, study says

U.S. Steel says soot pollution levels declined significantly when traffic declined during pandemic stay-at-home orders in March.
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The future of the coronavirus? An annoying childhood infection

Once immunity is widespread in adults, the virus rampaging across the world will come to resemble the common cold, scientists predict.
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LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

Dana Williamson joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Health podcast to discuss the crucial role of social science in examining and maximizing the impact of environmental justice research and on-the-ground work.

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Brexit: Scotland may be 'forced' to sell GM food if England changes law

Scotland may soon be “forced to accept the marketing, sale and free circulation" of genetically modified food as England looks to change its own laws post-Brexit.

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Wheeler announces a new 'transparency' rule that his critics say is dangerous to public health

In one of his final, boldest strokes as administrator of the EPA, Andrew Wheeler on Tuesday announced a new “transparency" rule that could keep the agency from considering some of the most well-documented health research in the world.

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EPA: Wheeler unveils final rule to limit agency's use of science

The Trump administration, during its last days in power, fired another shot in its war on regulations and science-based policies, rewriting the rules on the use of scientific research at EPA.
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Robyn Purchia: Safety of Treasure Island residents must be addressed

San Francisco needs to step up to improve health of low-income dwellers.

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A shot in the dark: Endangered ferrets get experimental vaccine

Last year, Colorado scientists inoculated endangered black-footed ferrets against COVID-19. So far, they are safe.

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Online misinformation fuels a fight over folic acid

Low folate has been linked to birth defects, but some practitioners are urging pregnant people to avoid supplements.
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A hidden source of emissions while we’ve been stuck inside: Your home cooking

Especially if you have a gas stove, spending more time at home for a year may have been bad for your lungs.
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Editorial: In issuing new dietary guidelines, Trump once again spurns science

Experts’ recommendations that Americans lower sugar and alcohol intake are ignored even as the pandemic magnifies the harm from obesity.
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