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California looking to ban sales of gas-powered yard tools

The sale of gas-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers, trimmers, chain saws and other yard equipment may soon be illegal in California in response to growing concern over air and noise pollution.

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Biden-backed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passes key hurdle

In a rare example of bipartisanship in Washington, a $1.2 trillion bill aimed at improving the US' roads, highways, bridges, and high-speed internet gained the support of 18 Republican senators and 49 Democratic senators.

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Climate

A Republican backpedals after years of climate advocacy

Florida Rep. Carlos Giménez was a rare Republican who acknowledged climate change and pushed his party to address sea-level rise. That changed yesterday when he raised doubts about the cause of intensifying storms and wildfires.

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Climate

Republicans on 30x30: 'Catchy tagline' on an empty package

While the White House continues to mull the details of its ambitious conservation plans, House Republican lawmakers already skeptical of President Biden's "30x30" pledge yesterday volleyed a new round of criticisms at the program.
Toxics

WV congressional delegation not on same page on legislation targeting PFAS

They’re in our clothes, our food and our blood. We made them virtually indestructible, but there’s evidence that they can destroy us.
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Energy

A Republican wants to breach dams. Where are Democrats?

A proposal to remake the Pacific Northwest's energy system to save its iconic salmon has been met with crickets on Capitol Hill and appears to have driven a wedge among environmental groups.
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Biodiversity

Republican wants to breach dams, reshape Pacific Northwest

Idaho GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has proposed a sweeping $33.5 billion plan to save the Pacific Northwest's iconic salmon that includes breaching four of the most controversial dams in the country.
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Justice

Republican opposition to Haaland grows more vocal

When President Biden picked Rep. Deb Haaland to be his Interior secretary, the positive response to the historic choice was so enormous, it virtually overshadowed any meaningful dissent.
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Toxics

Could Barrett 'shut the courthouse doors' on enviros?

If confirmed, Amy Coney Barrett, 48, will become the Supreme Court's sixth Republican-appointed justice, replacing one of the court's most liberal members and deepening a conservative majority on the bench that could affect the outcome of environmental litigation for decades.

Toxics

“False hope" or four more years? Ohio Valley stakeholders reflect on Trump energy policy

Donald Trump highlighted coal miners in his 2016 victory as he promised to bring coal back. Four years later, mining jobs are at a historic low.
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Climate

Quill Robinson: Republicans should pledge to protect the environment

As November approaches, Republican candidates up and down the ballot have a decision to make: show strong leadership on the environment, or return to the unsustainable rhetoric that has caused them to lose voters.

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Toxics

Meet the Republicans' unlikely new attack dog

The new top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee has experience in agriculture and environmental issues, and commands the respect of many Democrats.
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Climate

Trump, at oil rig, ignores his climate problem: Women

President Trump will find a warm reception among Texas oil drillers today when he attacks his opponent's climate policies at a crude-producing well. But the trip also magnifies his weakness among Republican-leaning women who support climate action.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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