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Lawmakers, environmentalists push Hogan administration for tougher pollution rules

Environmentalists and Democrats are urging the Hogan administration to implement rules for coal-fired power plants earlier than the Trump administration suggested.
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Vermont backs off controversial plan for PFOA-tainted soil

Work has started to extend water lines to locations with tainted wells in Bennington and North Bennington. The state’s earlier plan for disposing of soil from the project drew opposition.
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Three Arizona military bases now being tested for water contamination

The Air Force will test for groundwater contamination at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the third base in the state to be tested with two more scheduled..
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Francis Koster: We can reduce breast cancer by reducing pollution

It is time to recognize that prevention is far cheaper than curing—and that if our society regulated pollution more, we would spend less on healthcare.

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Honey tests reveal global contamination by bee-harming pesticides

Neonicotinoid insecticides are found in 75% of global honey samples and half contain a cocktail of chemicals
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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

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Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

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