E.P.A. experts objected to ‘misleading’ agency smog decision, emails show

One agency scientist expressed “disbelief” over a 2018 decision to exempt most of southeastern Wisconsin from federal limits on smog.
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Dave Zweifel: Racing toward the bottom on the environment

The most recent Smithsonian Magazine identifies what it calls the "Clean Top 10" states in deriving their energy from renewable fuels. No surprise here: Wisconsin is not among them.
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James Rowen: Water pollution skyrockets under Walker

Gov. Walker says he's taking Wisconsin in the right direction, but that destination may be a place where you don't want to smell, drink or fish the public waters, his own data show.

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Scott Walker threatens family farms and the environment

Scott Walker wants the ag department rather than the DNR to regulate factory farms. Even Republicans are opposed to that idea — and rightly so.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

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.

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.

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.

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