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The EPA Proposes Closing Office that Studies the Effects of Chemicals on Kids

The Trump Administration is shutting down a federal environmental office that tests the effects of chemical exposure on kids, according to The Hill.  In the latest proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) will merge with other offices at the agency and employees will be assigned elsewhere, sources


Why Black Women Should Watch the Environmental Impact of Beauty Products

Last weekend, Black women celebrated Earth Day, in full recognition that our legacy is charged with preserving a livable planet for our children. That won’t be easy: the Environmental Protection Agency is being quickly dismantled, their budget slashed, and massive denial of climate change abounds. Essentially the fox is in charge of the hen house,

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4 Areas Where Trump is Striking Back at Beneficial Obama-Era Policies

President Trump suffered a humiliating loss last week in his attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but it’s apparently not stopping him from taking further stabs at other policy achievements from the Obama administration. In fact, he wasted no time on Monday, getting to work on rolling back four House Joint Resolutions signed by

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Some Missouri Towns Are Suffering a Different Kind of Environmental Crisis

In Bridgeton, Mo., they can’t breathe. Residents of this community near Ferguson — site of 2014’s police-involved shooting death of teenager Michael Brown — have complained for years about lung troubles caused by toxic fumes tied to radioactive waste that is in turn linked to the atomic bombs that flattened Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Missouri’s Department

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Michigan Gov. Blames Environmental Officials for Flint Water Crisis

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality repeatedly gave assurances that water from the Flint River was safe, when in reality it had dangerous levels of lead, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says. Snyder tells Congress that he did not learn that Flint’s water was contaminated until Oct. 1, 2015 — nearly 18 months after the city

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