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Environmental Politics

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  • Thanksgiving grease cooks up plumbing disasters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the U.S. drain. Thanksgiving means turkey dinners, family gatherings and football. For household drains and aging sewers across the United States, it means a lot of grease going down the pipes -...
  • Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice

    Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice
    The antimicrobial agent triclosan -- widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study. That finding -- in male mice...
  • Silencers, coyotes and waterways: Letters

    Hunters should be heard It makes no sense that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission would favor allowing silencers to be used in hunting. The commission's mandate, from its website, is "managing fish and wildlife resources for their...
  • Public policy schools more relevant than ever

    Public policy schools more relevant than ever
    Voters who went to the polls on Nov. 4 considerably changed the landscape of American government and politics. The shift from a somewhat divided government in Washington to one in which the legislative branch is in the hands of conservatives and the...
  • Maryland Governor-elect says will deliver tax rollbacks: Washington Post

    (Reuters) - Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan said on Wednesday he would deliver on his campaign promise to roll back tax increases despite a budget shortfall, the Washington Post reported. The real-estate businessman said he would also cut spending...
  • Standing in the way

    Sen. Tim Kaine wants Virginians to believe he is, as he says, a "pro-pipeline senator" and someone who supports the continued production of carbon-based fuel to satisfy the nation's energy appetite. However, by voting against the Keystone XL Pipeline on...
  • Washington state to sue federal government over nuclear site vapors

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state's attorney general said on Wednesday he intends to sue the U.S. government for not adequately protecting workers involved in the decades-long cleanup of a decommissioned nuclear site, saying dozens have been sickened...
  • Two California cities weigh putting climate-change warning on gas pumps

    (Reuters) - Officials in San Francisco and Berkeley are considering what they say would be a first-in-the-nation move to require warnings about climate change to be placed at gas pumps at filling stations in the two California cities. In famously liberal...
  • Backyard pesticides show up increasingly in California watersheds: report

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Levels of a type of pesticide commonly used in backyard gardens and on farms have increased in urban and rural watersheds in California, the state said in a report released Wednesday. Pyrethroid pesticides, which are similar...
  • Japan plans to resume whaling next year

    Japan plans to resume whaling next year
    Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale...
  • Republicans could need a new message on climate change in 2016

    WASHINGTON Senate Republicans swept into power vowing to fight what they call the White House's "war on coal," but at least one says they need a broader message than "no" in 2016. "I think there will be a political problem for the Republican Party...