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EPA backs down from plan that could have allowed youth farmworkers to handle pesticides

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Tue, 01/15/2019 - 9:53am

The Environmental Protection Agency has abandoned plans to roll back a set of protections for farmworkers, including a proposal to ease Obama-era regulations requiring anyone working with dangerous pesticides to be at least 18 years old.

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Ocean Temps Rising Faster Than Scientists Thought: Report

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Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:50am

Ocean temperatures are rising faster than scientists previously concluded, according to an alarming report released Thursday.

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Suspect shipyard contractor gets huge state deal for Camp Fire cleanup

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:38pm

The state agency in charge of wildfire cleanup has awarded a contract worth as much as $250 million to the company at the center of San Francisco’s Superfund scandal — an environmental engineering firm that was caught falsifying soil tests and is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department, whistle-blowers and homeowners.

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California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:39pm

It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states.

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With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:34pm

They arrive in California each winter, an undulating ribbon of orange and black. There, migrating western monarch butterflies nestle among the state’s coastal forests, traveling from as far away as Idaho and Utah only to return home in the spring.