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  • Analysis: A bipartisan push on toxic chemicals makes some Democrats fume

    WASHINGTON �� For a snapshot of the strangeness of Washington, circa 2015, consider the recently introduced Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Named for the late Democratic senator from New Jersey, the bill would reform the nation's 40-year-old chemical-safety law. A bipartisan consensus favoring the measure seems to be forming in the Senate. Hurray for Congress getting something done!
  • What's in the water that comes from L.A. taps?

    What's in the water that comes from L.A. taps?
    Los Angeles: What's in your water? Every city, suburb and rural community has specific contaminants of concern. "And it's actually trickier than you might think," said Renee Sharp, senior scientist and research director at the Environmental Working...

    Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer

    Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer
    Imagine that you are a molecular biologist who has spent the last 20 years in your lab, doggedly trying to figure out how chemicals in the environment cause human cells to become cancerous. One day a benefactor asks you what it would take to make real...

    Feds celebrate sage grouse deal with Oregon ranchers

    The Obama administration and Gov. Kate Brown joined with Oregon ranchers to celebrate agreements they all hope will help keep the sage grouse off the endangered species list. The agreements announced Friday in Bend, Oregon, give ranchers incentives to...

    Wood bison make it to Alaska village; April release planned

    A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "They are acclimating very rapidly,"...