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Local leaders and advocates push for Ameren to retire its coal plants by 2030 — up to 15 years before planned

The St. Louis-based electric monopoly’s heavy reliance on coal is under scrutiny as it works to file an updated long-term plan by an Oct. 1 deadline.
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As St. Louis shut down for coronavirus, pollution levels dropped

New air monitoring data collected by Missouri officials supports a global phenomena: The coronavirus has had a positive effect on air pollution in the St. Louis region.

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Editorial: Lowered auto emissions standards threaten Americans' health - and the planet's

Trump's environmental sabotage is about coddling industry and erasing Obama's legacy. He now wants to reduce emissions standards.
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Jury awards $265 million to Bader Farms in lawsuit against Bayer, BASF

The case was the first in an advancing wave of litigation from U.S. farmers who blame drift-prone dicamba herbicides for millions of acres of crop damage in recent years.

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Jury awards $265 million to Bader Farms in lawsuit against Bayer, BASF

Bayer says it will appeal. BASF is considering its ‘legal options.’ The award follows a three-week trial in federal court in Cape Girardeau.
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Editorial: Amazon is making big climate-change promises. Some employees want more, faster

Amazon appears to be serious about its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Effects of air pollution in St. Louis separate and unequal, study finds

The findings back other recent Washington University research that illustrates how St. Louis is plagued by inequalities.
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While climate catastrophe looms, Trump doubles down on environmental sabotage

Trump is working to whip up his anti-government base while nurturing his own psychological need to tear down every piece of President Barack Obama's legacy.

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The EPA isn't going to make the air safer; it's just going to say it is

It's not intrinsically illegitimate to argue, as industry does, that pollution regulation must be a balance between reasonable safety and viable business activity. But simply pretending that pollution threats aren't threats isn't the way to strike that balance.

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Editorial: A serious education gap on climate change is rooted in politics, not science

Much like sex education and vaccines, climate change is now the newest topic backed by a wealth of sound science yielding to political pressure from a small group of disbelievers.
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West Lake Landfill radioactive cleanup is being studied to death

The frustratingly slow process of starting radioactive waste cleanup operations at West Lake Landfill seems to grow more frustrating by the day.

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The White House wants Americans to ignore a new climate report. They shouldn't.

The recent report warns that climate change is already affecting the U.S. economy, and could cost hundreds of billions of dollars a year by the end of the century.
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Beekeepers say problems from weedkiller, dicamba, pose a threat

Controversy over the chemical goes beyond farmers. Major commercial beekeepers say their hives are hurt by off-target damage to flowering plants and forage sources for honeybees.
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With Bayer takeover near, lawsuits facing top Monsanto weedkillers mount

As the companies await completion of their merger, Monsanto's glyphosate and dicamba herbicides face challenges in court.
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Impact of drought creeping across Missouri

Fifty-two of Missouri’s 114 counties are now impacted by the lingering lack of precipitation.
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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