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Protests spread across Indonesia over jobs law

The government hopes the measure will draw investment. Opponents say the move to slash regulations will harm workers and the environment.
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Judges hear arguments in President Trump’s biggest climate rollback

Appeals court judges sounded skeptical about the Trump administration's efforts to narrow the scope of the Clean Air Act to limit regulatory action against coal.
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Toxics

White House blocks new coronavirus vaccine guidelines

The F.D.A. proposed stricter guidelines for emergency approval of a coronavirus vaccine, but the White House chief of staff objected to provisions that would push approval past Election Day.
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Toxics

Wildfires may pose drinking water safety issues

Experts are warning that existing water safety rules are not suitable to a world where wildfires destroy more residential areas than in the past. Those houses that burn are full of material that creates toxic residues and fumes, like plastic.

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Toxics

After wildfires stop burning, a danger in the drinking water

Experts are warning that existing water safety rules are not suitable to a world where wildfires destroy more residential areas than in the past.
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Climate

Allison Herren Lee: Big business's undisclosed climate crisis plans

Companies know the U.S. economy’s large exposure to climate threats. Regulators can make them show their cards.
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Climate

California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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Toxics

These everyday chemicals may be hurting pregnant women and their babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
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Toxics

California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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Justice

Chief executive of embattled Alaskan mine project resigns

The executive made “offensive” remarks about the state’s political leaders, the company said, in meetings recorded by an environmental group.
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Toxics

Election and Supreme Court fight will decide Trump's environmental legacy

Court losses are piling up for President Trump's environmental deregulation agenda. But a second term in the White House could help them stick.
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Biodiversity

Are exotic skins out of fashion?

Covid-19 may be the tipping point when it comes to crocodile, python, ostrich, and clothes.
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Justice

How climate migration will reshape America

Millions will be displaced in the coming decades by fires, hurricanes, extreme heat and rising seas. Where will they go?
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Toxics

In visiting a charred California, Trump confronts a scientific reality he denies

A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say are the predictable result.
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Secret recording reveals oil execs’ private views on climate change

At a meeting last year, industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control
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Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

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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.

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

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