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Donald Trump's abnormal behavior
Chicago Tribune • Rex Huppke
How the DOD's Approach to Waste Harms Citizens and the Environment
WNYC
Report reveals contaminants in 'legal' water.
Environmental Health News • Nicole Erwin
Government's air quality plan is cynical headline-grabbing, say critics
The Guardian • Damian Carrington, Rowena Mason
Talking Biz News Today — July 26, 2017
Talking Biz News • Chris Roush
The Tricked-Out Research Planes That Fly Through Wildfires
Wired • Menaka Wilhelm
UK plans to stop sale of all diesel, petrol cars from 2040
Smart Planet • Charlie Osborne
Energy Bill Could See North Carolina Join National Fight Over Net Metering
Renewable Energy World
Trump pulled out the oil industry playbook and players for Paris | Benjamin Franta
The Guardian • Benjamin Franta
In 1968, Utility Companies Learned About Climate Change—and Did Nothing
Mother Jones • Alexander C. Kaufman
 
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Education, Energy Regulation
Donald Trump's abnormal behavior
Chicago TribuneRex Huppke
(David Maxwell / EPA) I had written half of a relatively silly column when I stopped and read these words online: "The predators and criminal aliens who poison our communities with drugs and prey on innocent young people — these beautiful, beautiful,...
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Energy Regulation, Recycling
How the DOD's Approach to Waste Harms Citizens and the Environment
WNYC
More than three decades ago, Congress passed a law banning industries and local governments from burning hazardous waste in open pits, finding that these fires caused adverse health effects and environmental hazards. But the Pentagon and its contractors were granted a temporary...
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Energy Regulation, Utilities
Report reveals contaminants in 'legal' water.
Environmental Health NewsNicole Erwin
An environmental group’s new report shows a broad range of contaminants occur in many drinking water systems in the Ohio Valley, even though the water meets federal requirements. The research highlights the gap between what regulations require and what many scientists and...
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Air Quality, Auto Industry
Government's air quality plan is cynical headline-grabbing, say critics
The GuardianDamian Carrington, Rowena Mason
Michael Gove’s new air quality plan has been criticised for failing to take enough immediate action to stop people dying from pollution, while promising to ban petrol and diesel cars in 23 years’ time. The long-awaited document contains a pledge to stop...
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Business Reporting, Energy Regulation
Talking Biz News Today — July 26, 2017
Talking Biz NewsChris Roush
Some of Wednesday’s top business news stories: Associated Press U.S. stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising, by Stan Choe EPA chief pledges to streamline Superfund cleanup process, by Michael Biesecker Bloomberg Blue Apron shakes up executives less than one...
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Air Quality, Energy Regulation
The Tricked-Out Research Planes That Fly Through Wildfires
WiredMenaka Wilhelm
The only way to know exactly what’s in a wildfire’s smoke is to sample straight from the haze. So during the Rim Fire in Yosemite—which emitted so much smoke it formed its own clouds—a NASA DC-8 passenger plane and an Alpha fighter...
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Air Quality, Auto Industry
UK plans to stop sale of all diesel, petrol cars from 2040
Smart PlanetCharlie Osborne
The UK government has outlined plans to prevent the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. The draft proposal, as reported by The Guardian, stems from fears that pollution is rising and air quality continues to get worse, which...
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Legislation
Energy Bill Could See North Carolina Join National Fight Over Net Metering
Renewable Energy World
Highlighting a set of rules that promote rooftop solar, last week the activist group NC WARN became one of the few in North Carolina to urge a veto of a controversial energy bill that cleared the state legislature minutes before a month-long...
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Carbon Markets , Carbon Tax
Trump pulled out the oil industry playbook and players for Paris | Benjamin Franta
The GuardianBenjamin Franta
Since President Trump announced on June 1 that the U.S. would cease implementation of the Paris Agreement, pundits have argued about whether the American pullout will truly affect greenhouse gas pollution one way or another, since, after all, the Paris Agreement was...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
In 1968, Utility Companies Learned About Climate Change—and Did Nothing
Mother JonesAlexander C. Kaufman
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Oil giants like Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell aren’t the only corporations that understood what was happening to the climate decades ago and...
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