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Few of Trump’s environmental claims stand up to scrutiny

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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 6:08pm

President Trump on Monday held himself out as a leader in the fight to protect America’s air and water, despite two years of policies that have weakened environmental regulations.

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All Mississippi Beaches Close Due To Toxic Algae Bloom

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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 6:03pm

The blue-green algae, actually a bacteria called cyanobacteria, grows on the surface of water and can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting in humans. The effects are even more serious for other animals, and infection can turn fatal within hours or days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Need to report pesticide exposure? There’s an app for that.

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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 5:58pm

There is now a smartphone and tablet app for tracking and reporting pesticide exposure quickly to state authorities.

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The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim

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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 5:54pm

THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest.

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The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem

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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:38pm

The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the lungs of Los Angeles children.