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Environmental groups claim that the EPA is responsible for more than 1,000 manatee deaths

This article was originally featured on Outdoor Life. Three environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit due to the high number of manatee deaths last year. The lawsuit focuses on the poor water quality in Florida, and alleges that the EPA isn’t following or enforcing water-quality standards set in 2009. It pushes for the EPS to…

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environmental States

USPS sued by environmental groups and states over purchase of 8.6 MPG trucks

Enlarge / The USPS’s new mail truck.United States Postal ServiceThe US Postal Service is facing lawsuits from 16 states and several environmental groups challenging its decision to buy tens of thousands of gasoline-powered delivery vehicles instead of electric vehicles. As previously reported, the Environmental Protection Agency says the gas-powered trucks being ordered by the USPS…

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crisis environmental

Our Environmental Crisis Requires Political Fixes, Not Technological Ones

Whether via West Coast wildfires that shrouded New York City’s skyline in smoke or historic floods in Germany, in 2021, signs of the climate crisis were everywhere. A group of the world’s leading ecologists summarized humanity’s predicament when they recently argued that our main goal now as a species is to “avoid a ghastly future.”…

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Clinical environmental

The Risk of SUD is Predicted by Genetic, Environmental, and Clinical Factors

The study covered in this summary was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer-reviewed. Key Takeaways Clinical, environmental, and genetic risk measures show modest ability to distinguish between individuals for alcohol, drug, and any substance use disorders in young adulthood. The predictive power of polygenic scores and a clinical/environmental/risk index (CERI) was…

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Biden's environmental

Just recently, the White House’s top official in environmental justice for Biden was dismissed. What’s next?

On Friday, President Joe Biden’s top environmental justice official left the administration less than one full year into his presidency. Cecilia Martinez, a 2020 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People recipient, told the Associated Press that she’s leaving the White House to “rest and be with her family,” joining millions in the “Great Resignation” spurred…

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environmental stress

Does environmental stress drive migration?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, the world is focused on the consequences of a climate crisis and how we can still change course. Yet while climate-driven migration has been deemed a major threat in public discourse and academic research, comprehensive studies that take into account both environmental and…

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environmental protection

Environmental Protection Agency staff claims Trump administration is changing their mission

The Environmental Protection Agency made news recently for excluding reporters from a “summit” meeting on chemical contamination in drinking water. Episodes like this are symptoms of a larger problem: an ongoing, broad-scale takeover of the agency by industries it regulates. We are social scientists with interests in environmental health, environmental justice and inequality and democracy.…

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Driving environmental

Driving with an environmental landscape designer on Continental TerrainContact H/T tires

Environmental landscape designer Travys Harper installs rain gardens as well as plants and monitors trees throughout Atlanta for the non-profit Trees Atlanta. In this video he’s outfitted with Continental TerrainContact™ H/T tires as he hauls gear, dirt, and plants all to set-up a rain garden in an area front yard.   Popular ScienceThe tire Travys is…

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Environmental groups welcome volunteers back to oyster planting in Baltimore Harbor

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Sunday, for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, volunteers made their way to Baltimore’s Downtown Sailing Center for a day of oyster gardening. College students and retirees alike converged on the docks to build wire cages to house baby oysters, which appeared as tiny dots on thick gray shells.…