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Teachers union rally calls for action on PCBs in Worcester.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
The city teachers' union Thursday continued to put pressure on the School Committee to drop its appeal of a state decision allowing the association to test for potentially hazardous chemicals in two city high schools.
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Making a priority of getting lead out of drinking water in schools.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Lawmakers, advocates argue that mandatory testing of pipes in schools is a critical first step to tackling the problem.
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In the war on science, the EPA is the first casualty.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Out where people live, they like clean air and water. If Republicans gut the EPA budget, they'll find that out.
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New Utah mine lease is the beginning of coal's last gasp.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Clinging to coal as if it were a long-term solution will only set us back in necessary efforts to invest and invent and train for a cleaner, infinite future that will benefit everyone.
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EPA budget cuts put Montana at risk.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Montana has more at risk than most states as the Trump Administration takes aim at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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South Sudan gov't to blame for famine, still buying arms.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
South Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report.
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Trump budget may kill programs chemical, pesticide industry back.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
The White House budget blueprint to shrink the EPA proposes cuts to chemical, pesticide and research programs—such as a screening program for hormonally active chemicals—that companies may want to support, an attorney told Bloomberg BNA.
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Beijing’s new ‘smog police’ detain man for causing air pollution for first time.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Long criticized as toothless, capital’s environmental watchdog finally bares its teeth.
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Lawsuit accuses Monsanto of manipulating research to hide Roundup dangers.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Yolanda Mendoza makes the most of time spent with her children after battling stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma for more than a year.
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NV Energy pulling plug on coal-fired power plant near Vegas.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Environmental advocates and members of an Indian tribe who live nearby hailed the closure Thursday of an embattled coal-fired NV Energy power plant 40 miles north of Las Vegas.
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Should your doctor talk with you about climate change?

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Even though the topic can be controversial, some doctors plan to start talking with their patients and communities about climate change.
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Oakey residents given final clearance for class action against Australia Department of Defence.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Lawyers representing residents in Oakey say they have the final clearance to commence a class action against the Department of Defence.
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With E.P.A. cuts, states would lose help in emergencies.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Much of the agency’s state-level work would be eliminated or sharply reduced by President Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts the E.P.A. more than any other agency.
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All the ways Trump’s budget cuts science funding.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
President Trump’s budget blueprint, released Thursday morning, is supposed to lay out the administration priorities, and science is clearly not among them. It deals sweeping cuts to science and health agency budgets, including specific programs.
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Somali Islamists let drought-hit civilians roam in search of food.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups.
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VIDEO: Cuts would target most vulnerable communities.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
Mustafa Ali, a former EPA environmental justice leader who served more than two decades with the agency, explains the consequences of President Trump's budget proposal.
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New California bill could be first in nation to require food dye labeling.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
With an estimated 38,000 California children suffering behavioral impacts from eating synthetic food dyes, a state senator hopes his bill will do what the federal government won’t.
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How an Indigenous renewable energy alliance aims to cut power costs and disadvantage.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
A First Nations lobby group will support remote communities looking to make transition - and tackle climate change.
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Trump to cities: Drop dead.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
As the Trump Administration proposes massive cuts to everything from housing programs to environmental enforcement, the de Blasio Administration is vowing to fight back and resist a budget proposal that it calls detrimental to New Yorkers.
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The increasing significance of the decline of men.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 19:30
At one end of the scale, men continue to dominate. But at the other end of the scale, men of all races and ethnicities are dropping out of the work force, abusing opioids and falling behind women in both college attendance and graduation rates.
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