Getting steamed over faux Maryland crabs.

A merchant seeks state help in keeping out-of-state crabs from being passed off as local seafood; others say it's not so simple.

Nothing says Maryland quite like a steamed crab smothered in Old Bay and slapped on a long picnic table.

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Industry seeks legal cover with replacement rule.

As the Trump administration mulls whether to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, its legal foes are already plotting creative courtroom challenges against U.S. EPA and directly against utilities.

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Climate

What needs to be done to stop wildfires in drought-killed forests.

WITH 17 LARGE wildfires in California igniting in 24 hours this week, October is shaping up to be a brutal month for wildfires, as it often is. It’s too soon to know what caused multiple conflagrations spreading across Northern California’s wine country, but elsewhere in the state dead and dying trees have been the subject of much concern. The five-year drought in California killed more than 102 million trees on national forest lands. That is a gigantic problem in itself that will lead to huge wildfire risks in the future and big changes in wildlife habitat.

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Justice

Chicken workers sue, saying they were modern-day slaves.

Three Oklahoma men filed a federal class-action lawsuit today alleging that they were modern-day slaves forced by a drug rehabilitation program to work for free in chicken processing plants.

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Climate

Justices tee up arguments in water wars, rebuff Blankenship.

The Supreme Court today said it will hold oral arguments in two major battles among states over water rights.

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Water

Clean water vs. farm profits at heart of fertilizer-rule debate.

By Josephine Marcotty Star Tribune OCTOBER 9, 2017 — 10:24PM

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Food

They thought they were going to rehab. They ended up in chicken plants.

The worst day of Brad McGahey’s life was the day a judge decided to spare him from prison.

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Water

State approves 1 million more farmed fish for Puget Sound, despite escape.

By Lynda V. Mapes

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Climate

These suburbanites may have no fracking choice.

When Bill Young peers out the window of his $700,000 home in Broomfield, Colo., he drinks in a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains. Starting next year, he may also glimpse one of the 99 drilling rigs that Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. wants to use to get at the oil beneath his home.

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Water

WOTUS rollback seen as death blow for 'very unique habitat.'

POCOSIN LAKES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, N.C. — Tea-colored water seeps from bogs here in eastern North Carolina's soggy, shrubby "blacklands," as local farmers call them.

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Toxics

Public interest groups decry EPA's utility-friendly move on coal ash.

At 7:51 p.m. on Sept. 14, Lisa Evans’ evening was interrupted by a call from the Environmental Protection Agency. Their after-hours message: An extension granted earlier had suddenly been rescinded, and public comments regarding the overhaul of state regulations on coal ash — one of the most voluminous forms of toxic, industrial waste in the country — were now due in barely four hours, at midnight.

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Energy

New Texas law criminalizes drone use near animal farms.

David Mimlitch was on his lunch break in 2011, flipping through the 606 aerial photos he had just taken with a drone outside Dallas, when he noticed something strange: a creek stained scarlet with blood.

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Toxics

Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels.

Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels

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Toxics

Pollution could increase as Illinois governor, EPA moves to rescue coal plants.

Michael HawthorneContact Reporter

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Climate

US climate change policy: Made in California.

SACRAMENTO — The Trump administration may appear to control climate policy in Washington, but the nation’s most dynamic environmental regulator is here in California.

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