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GenX chemical tainting North Carolina community's water? - CBS News

GenX chemical tainting North Carolina community's water? - CBS News | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A toxin is in the water supply for tens of thousands of people in Wilmington, North Carolina. A company linked to the chemical giant DuPont has been releasing a potentially cancer-causing substance into the drinking water for 37 years. Jericka Duncan reports on whether a legal loophole may have led to decades of contamination.
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Arctic Wildlife's Last Habitat Will Be Ice Strip

Arctic Wildlife's Last Habitat Will Be Ice Strip | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Forecasters say the region’s sea ice will dwindle to a strip above Greenland and Canada. There, polar bears and others will fight to survive.
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Tiny Particles of Pollution May Strengthen Storms

Tiny Particles of Pollution May Strengthen Storms | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. Get your science news from the most trusted source!
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What Happened the Last Time Antarctica Melted?

What Happened the Last Time Antarctica Melted? | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A team of geologists is digging deep to find answers. 
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Toxic waste from coal ash pits leaching into Illinois' only National Scenic River

Toxic waste from coal ash pits leaching into Illinois' only National Scenic River | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The owner of a shuttered coal plant in downstate Illinois, Dynegy Inc., is being accused of polluting the state's only National Scenic River with waste stored in massive ash pits.
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What Is Killing the US Coal Industry? | SIEPR

What Is Killing the US Coal Industry? | SIEPR | Sustainability | Scoop.it
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The economics of cheaper natural gas killed the coal industry.
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Cold weather exhausts natural gas in China | Chemical & Engineering News

Cold weather exhausts natural gas in China | Chemical & Engineering News | Sustainability | Scoop.it
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The growing pains from stopping the use of coal.
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How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Robert E. Murray, the chief executive of Murray Energy, wrote a lengthy “action plan” last year for President Trump. There’s not much left undone.

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China’s massive chemical plant relocations lack funding

China’s massive chemical plant relocations lack funding | Sustainability | Scoop.it
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Will moving chemical plants to new locations help China's air pollution?
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This study aimed to make offshore drilling safer. Trump just put a stop to it.

This study aimed to make offshore drilling safer. Trump just put a stop to it. | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Four months after halting a study on the health effects of mountaintop removal to extract coal, the Trump administration has suspended the offshore drilling study.
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One more win for gas and oil companies.
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60 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump

60 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The list shows dozens of environmental policies that the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry.
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The environmental safeguards are to protect the masses. Overturning the safeguards helps industry make larger profits.
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Meet the sentinels

Meet the sentinels | Sustainability | Scoop.it
These animals and plants help scientists keep an eye on the environment
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Plants and animals that help us monitor the health of the environment. 
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Tapping sewage as a source of useful materials | November 27, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 47 | Chemical & Engineering News

Tapping sewage as a source of useful materials | November 27, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 47 | Chemical & Engineering News | Sustainability | Scoop.it
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Can we get useful chemicals out of our wastewater treatment facility at CI?
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The Arctic Permafrost Holds a Crazy Amount of Mercury--and That's Bad News

The Arctic Permafrost Holds a Crazy Amount of Mercury--and That's Bad News | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. Get your science news from the most trusted source!
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EPA reverses air pollution rule | February 5, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 6 | Chemical & Engineering News

EPA reverses air pollution rule | February 5, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 6 | Chemical & Engineering News | Sustainability | Scoop.it
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Household chemicals rival vehicles as smog source

Household chemicals rival vehicles as smog source | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Consumer and industrial products are a significant source of urban air pollution.
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Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’

Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’ | Sustainability | Scoop.it
One of Africa’s richest cities is threatening to turn off the taps to its four million residents, cutting off homes and most businesses.
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Mountains of U.S. recycling pile up as China restricts imports

Mountains of U.S. recycling pile up as China restricts imports | Sustainability | Scoop.it
China is enforcing its new 'National Sword' policy on recycling.
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Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.
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Beautiful video from NASA of the change in global temperature.
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99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female—Here’s Why

99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female—Here’s Why | Sustainability | Scoop.it
At the Pacific Ocean's largest green sea turtle rookery, a crisis is unfolding, likely thanks to warming temperatures. Will this become a global problem?

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Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk. 
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E.P.A.’s Decision Not to Ban Chlorpyrifos

E.P.A.’s Decision Not to Ban Chlorpyrifos | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The New York Times requested copies of email correspondence related to the March 2017 decision by the E.P.A. to reject a decade-old petition to ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used pesticide that research suggests may cause developmental delays in children exposed to it in drinking water or in farming communities. Here are those documents.
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Removal of pesticide ban will affect Ventura County.
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Smoke and Fire in Southern California : Image of the Day

Smoke and Fire in Southern California : Image of the Day | Sustainability | Scoop.it
In December 2017, thick smoke streamed from several fires burning in southern California.
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You can play around with these images to get closer views, to see carbon dioxide imaging, heat mapping and more. This is a really great resource. Also, keep track of our air quality on AirNOW.gov. The PM 2.5 cause sclerosis in the lungs and get into the blood.
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General Motors, with an eye on China, promises at least 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023

General Motors, with an eye on China, promises at least 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023 | Sustainability | Scoop.it
General Motors is promising two new electric vehicles on Chevrolet Bolt underpinnings in the next year and a half and at least 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023.
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China may one day ban fossil fuel combustion cars.
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Tropical Storm Harvey sparked huge huff of air pollution in Texas | November 20, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 46 | Chemical & Engineering News

Tropical Storm Harvey sparked huge huff of air pollution in Texas | November 20, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 46 | Chemical & Engineering News | Sustainability | Scoop.it
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Climate change is an air pollution problem and is increasing global natural disasters. Unfortunately, these natural disasters can also increase air pollution. Is this a positive feedback cycle?
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