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Top CDC Health and Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint

 Top CDC Health and Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint
He’s one of several federal scientists working on climate change who say they have been silenced, sidelined or demoted under the Trump administration.
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Marianne Lavelle and Georgina Gustin
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How a Little Known Government Board Decimated Gulf Coast Fisheries

How a Little Known Government Board Decimated Gulf Coast Fisheries
The Mississippi River Commission OK’d Dumping Trillions of Gallons on Polluted Water into the Sea
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EPA Plans to Rewrite Clean Water Act Rules to Fast-Track Pipelines

EPA Plans to Rewrite Clean Water Act Rules to Fast-Track Pipelines
The proposed rule change would limit the ability of states and tribes to block pipeline plans over concerns for water safety.
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Trump EPA Appoints Former Oil Executive to Head Its South-Central Region

Trump EPA Appoints Former Oil Executive to Head Its South-Central Region
Ken McQueen was criticized for allowing a controversial oil and gas company to double its well density in northwest New Mexico when he was a state official there.
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Coal Miners With Black Lung Slam McConnell for Brushing Them Off in Healthcare Meeting

Coal Miners With Black Lung Slam McConnell for Brushing Them Off in Healthcare Meeting
"It was a worthless trip, that's the way I feel," said one of the 120 coal miners who traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with the Republican leader
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U.S. Soldiers Falling Ill, Dying in the Heat as Climate Warms

U.S. Soldiers Falling Ill, Dying in the Heat as Climate Warms
At least 17 service members have died from heat illnesses in the past decade, and the rise in heat stress injuries suggests the military isn't prepared for worse.
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Outrage as Trump EPA Says It Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children

Outrage as Trump EPA Says It Won't Ban Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage in Children
"The EPA is endangering the lives of children to protect pesticide industry profits."
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Trump’s EPA Skipped Ethics Reviews for Several New Advisers, Government Watchdog Finds

Trump’s EPA Skipped Ethics Reviews for Several New Advisers, Government Watchdog Finds
The EPA’s boards, including its Science Advisory Board, now have more industry members and consultants and fewer academic scientists.
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Radical Republicans Want to Finish Off an Endangered Fish

Radical Republicans Want to Finish Off an Endangered Fish
Missouri lawmakers are blocking the Army Corps effort to save Pallid Sturgeon hatchlings
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'We Are in a Climate Emergency, America': Anchorage Hits 90 Degrees for First Time in Recorded History

'We Are in a Climate Emergency, America': Anchorage Hits 90 Degrees for First Time in Recorded History
"This is unprecedented. I tease people that Anchorage is the coolest city in the country—and climatically that is true—but right now we are seeing record heat,"
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