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News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

EPA’s PFAS plan would limit toxic chemicals, but falls short of phase out

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new plan on Monday to deal with toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances that are linked to serious health risks, including liver damage, birth defects and cancer. 

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News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Thousands urge EPA to protect waterways from pollution

Nearly 30,000 people are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to end the dumping of PFAS chemicals, and thousands more are telling the agency to dramatically reduce pollution from slaughterhouses. Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund submitted comments from these individuals to the EPA Thursday as the agency considers updating pollution control standards, which is required by the Clean Water Act.  The groups are also calling on the EPA to strengthen standards for other industrial sources -- including power plants and refineries.

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Electrify UPS: A zero emission shipping strategy | Morgan Folger

In order to address climate change, the shipping industry must dramatically reduce global warming emissions by electrifying their trucking fleets.

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News Release | Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center

New report: Trouble in the Air: Las Vegas experienced 96 days of polluted air in 2020

he Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise metro area, home to 2.3 million people, suffered through 96 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer and other adverse health impacts.

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When, where and how to plant milkweed to save the monarch butterfly | Malia Libby

We need to stop the monarch's rapid descent toward extinction 

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