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Newark Water Crisis

The Amazon rainforest is still burning. Hurricane Dorian looms toward Florida. The president skipped a G7 session on climate change because the issue is too niche. In the midst of all this, Newark, New Jersey, faces a water crisis: there’s lead in the drinking water. In...

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A Call to Climate Action

On June 24, more than 70 medical and public health organizations gave a call to action on climate change, according to Scientific American. Their policy agenda outlines 10 priority actions that government officials, civil leaders, and policymakers should take on climate. The rationale is that...

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Chem Companies Refuse to Pay NJ

3M, Chemours, DuPont, and Solvay have refused to pay for the statewide investigation and cleanup of PFAS chemicals in New Jersey. This development comes in defiance of an order from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), which requests five chemical manufacturing companies to...

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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal. What is it? The Green New Deal is the name of House Resolution 109, which calls the federal government to take broad action against climate change. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) and Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) introduced the resolution to the House of Representatives on...

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How Government Shutdown Impacts the EPA

How does the partial government shutdown impact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? The EPA inspects industrial sites for pollution violations and compliance with environmental law. The inspection of industrial sites, which include factories, plants, and refineries that deal with chemicals, oil, power, and water treatment, is...

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European Union Bans Single-Use Plastics

The European Parliament will ban a range of single-use plastics across the union to help stop ocean pollution. Items include plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers, and balloon sticks. The proposal also includes a measure to reduce single-use plastics for food and drink...

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The Ocean Cleanup Launch

Who can use good news? This month The Ocean Cleanup launched a 2,000-foot boom designed to gather plastic debris and clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to The New York Times, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch floats between California and Hawaii and is comprised of...

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Mama Nature: Bedrock Rising

Mama Nature is phenomenal. This month, scientists from The Ohio State University discovered that the earth’s bedrock in Antarctica is rising at one of the fastest rates ever recorded -- a whopping 41 millimeters (1.6 inches) per year!   Wait, the earth rises? Shh, we didn’t realize that...

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