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E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 2:17pm

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took a major step toward dramatically weakening an Obama-era rule designed to cut pollution from vehicle tailpipes, setting the stage for a legal clash with California that could potentially split the nation’s auto market in two.

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To build his 'big, beautiful park,' this landowner is filling a canyon with debris. Critics say he built a dump

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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 2:12pm

In the rugged hills above Chatsworth, as many as 100 trucks a day pour tons of construction debris into a steep ravine. Earthmovers level the mounds of broken concrete, rebar and bricks, gradually filling in the canyon.

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Get ready to save water: Permanent California restrictions approved by Gov. Jerry Brown

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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 2:08pm

The drought may be over, but California residents should prepare themselves for new and more permanent restrictions on water use.

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Triclosan could be really harmful to your gut, and it's probably in your toothpaste

Published: 
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 2:04pm

Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in toys, toothpaste, cosmetics and more than 2,000 other consumer products, has been found to wreak havoc on the guts of mice whose blood concentrations of the compound are roughly equivalent to a typical level for humans.

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Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is turning to another resource to power the kingdom — sunshine

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Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:19pm

Ever since a team of American geologists discovered oil in the Saudi Arabian desert 80 years ago, the kingdom’s vast crude reserves, estimated at one-fifth of the world’s total, have been the primary engine of its economic growth — and a major source of its international clout.