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Did the White House block EPA action on PFAS?

A proposal to designate PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances has been sitting at the White House for more than a year.
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Bayer confronts judge’s deadline as Roundup settlements lag

Bayer AG is up against a fast-approaching deadline to settle remaining lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller or face the prospect of a judge restarting the process of sending the cases to trial.

www.consumerreports.org
Toxics

What’s really in your bottled water?

Consumer Reports found toxic PFAS chemicals in several popular water brands, especially carbonated ones.

Originals

Our plastic planet

It's always a challenge to find good news on the climate and environment beat. And we all desperately need a little more of the upbeat stuff right now.

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MAP: See the toxic sites near you that are threatened by climate change

New Jersey has the most Superfund sites facing climate threats, followed by Florida, California and Pennsylvania.
www.vox.com
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Wildfires 2020: Scientists fear smoke could lead to long-term lung damage

During the peak of the recent wildfires, cities like Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, suffered some of the dirtiest air in the world, making breathing the air like smoking a pack of cigarettes in a day.

www.theguardian.com
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Schemes boosting cycling and walking accelerate across the UK

One of the first "low-traffic neighbourhoods" to be created in the UK was in Hackney, east London, in the early 1970s, when residential roads were closed to through traffic but remained open to local residents, pedestrians and cyclists.

www.post-gazette.com
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Study: Air pollution linked to more strokes in people with Afib

Higher air pollution levels increase risk of stroke for individuals with the common heart ailment atrial fibrillation.
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The luxury air business is booming - as many Californians struggle to breathe

Carl Gambino, a luxury real estate agent with Compass in Los Angeles, said that his clients had started bringing up clean air as a must-have amenity in the last year. "Suddenly it's a topic of conversation," Gambino said.

Toxics

Oil and gas companies must monitor fracking emissions as Colorado adopts first-in-the-nation rules to reduce air pollution

Oil and gas companies will have to control and monitor emissions from fracking and meet tighter emission-performance standards on the electric motors used at drill sites, under some first-in-the-nation rules passed Wednesday night by Colorado air quality regulators.

www.csmonitor.com
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The Sudbury model: How one of the world’s major polluters went green

A Canadian mining town holds lessons after going from being the largest point source for sulfur dioxide to one of the country’s greenest communities.
www.nytimes.com
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.
Justice

Los Angeles hid a methane leak for a year. Activists want the power plant shut down

Valley Generating Station helped L.A. avoid blackouts. But it operates in one of California's most polluted neighborhoods.

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FDA must do more to regulate thousands of chemicals added to your food

The US Food and Drug Administration hasn't regulated the 10,000 chemicals added to your food, according to a petition filed Wednesday by groups representing pediatricians, the environment, public health, as well as food and consumer safety advocates.
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