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Pollution From Canada’s Oil Sands May Be Underreported

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April 24, 2017 at 9:08 am

Canadian scientists have found that the standard way of tallying air and climate pollution from Alberta’s oil sands vastly understates pollution levels there — by as much as 4.5 times, according to a...

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The Fingerprints of Global Warming on Extreme Weather

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April 24, 2017 at 9:21 am | When climate scientists examine whether the warming of the Earth has made extreme weather events such as heatwaves or downpours more likely, they generally do it on a case-by-case basis. But a group ...

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China, India Become Climate Leaders as West Falters

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April 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Less than two years after world leaders signed off on a historic United Nations climate treaty in Paris in late 2015, and following three years of record-setting heat worldwide, climate policies are ...

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Climate Change Was the Epicenter of March for Science

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April 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm | WASHINGTON, D.C. — The roar of the crowd of thousands of scientists and supporters rippled up and down Constitution Avenue like a wave on Saturday. It found two fitting sounding boards on either side...

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Conservatives’ Goal To Relax Mandatory Health Benefits Unlikely To Tame Premiums

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April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | As House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let states make the ultimate decision about whether to keep a key consumer ...

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For Doctors, A Clamp Down On Visas Could Have An Uneven Effect In The U.S.

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April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | Limiting the number of foreign doctors who can get visas to practice in the United States could have a significant impact on certain hospitals and states that rely on them, according to a new study. ...

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The Energy Dept. Website Shifts Focus to the Economy

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April 21, 2017 at 5:45 am | The Trump administration is cutting down on greenhouse gases . . . on its websites, that is. The Department of Energy’s pages on bioenergy and wind energy as well as transportation have both redu...

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California Lawmakers Consider Mandatory Labels On Salon Products To Protect Workers

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April 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm | Beauty salon workers who paint the nails and treat the hair of millions of Californians are regularly exposed to toxic chemicals — and they may not know it, advocates say. The advocates are askin...

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We Just Breached the 410 Parts Per Million Threshold

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April 20, 2017 at 9:06 am | The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has. On Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-...

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