"A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request to reconsider a ruling throwing out a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail."
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"More than 60 drinking water systems in Michigan sampled last year had measurable levels of a class of long-lasting and highly toxic chemicals linked to cancer and a variety of other illnesses, state officials said Monday."Source: AP, 02/26/2019
"A $120 million court settlement from the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak was approved by a California judge Monday despite objections from local residents and criticism from environmentalists."Source: AP, 02/26/2019
"If you’ve ever been for a hike in Rock Creek Park after a rainstorm, you probably know the smell."Source: WAMU, 02/26/2019
"As the Southwest faces rapid growth and unrelenting drought, the Colorado River is in crisis, with too many demands on its diminishing flow. Now those who depend on the river must confront the hard reality that their supply of Colorado water may be cut off."
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"The White House plans to create an ad hoc group of select federal scientists to reassess the government’s analysis of climate science and counter conclusions that the continued burning of fossil fuels is harming the planet, according to three senior administration officials."Source: Washington Post, 02/25/2019
"Prosecutors have begun presenting evidence to a grand jury in Washington in their probe of whether former interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators, according to two individuals briefed on the matter."Source: Washington Post, 02/25/2019
"Bayer AG is set to face a second U.S. jury over allegations that its popular glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, six months after the company’s share price was rocked by a $289 million verdict in California state court."Source: Reuters, 02/25/2019
"Last July, career EPA officials were set to unveil their plan to complete a long-awaited health review of the toxic metal hexavalent chromium, but more than half a year later, the plan is still under wraps — the latest delay for the human health assessment of the anti-corrosion chemical made infamous by the 2000 film 'Erin Brockovich.'"Source: Greenwire, 02/25/2019
"On Aug. 7, 2012, David Bernhardt went to bat for the American eel. Theirs seemed an odd alliance — slippery, even, to some."Source: Greenwire, 02/25/2019
When Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Fortune returned from Iraq, his body battered by war, he assumed he’d be safe. Then the people around him began to get sick. His neighbors, all living near five military bases, complained of tumors, thyroid problems and debilitating fatigue. Soon, the Colorado health department announced an unusually high number of kidney cancers in the region. Then Mr. Fortune’s wife fell ill."Source: NY Times, 02/25/2019
"An iceberg twice the size of New York City is about to break off of Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf, according to NASA."Source: The Hill, 02/25/2019
"With the natural gas fracking boom, plastics production is spreading in the Ohio River Valley. But at what cost to health and climate?"Source: InsideClimate News, 02/25/2019
"The Interior Department is looking to increase its reliance on seasonal National Park Service (NPS) staffers who have received less training than their full-time counterparts in order to cut costs, according to a new report."Source: The Hill, 02/25/2019
"The Trump administration has broken off talks with the California Air Resources Board over vehicle fuel-efficiency standards and is on track to roll back standards set by President Barack Obama, the White House said in a statement Thursday."Source: Washington Post, 02/22/2019