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Ellen Wohl: Small streams and wetlands are key parts of river networks – here’s why they need protection

The Trump administration is proposing to redefine a key term in the Clean Water Act: “Waters of the United States.” This deceptively simple phrase describes which streams, lakes, wetlands and other water bodies … Continue reading

March 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: The Great Flood

How many times will we rebuild Florida’s cities, Houston, coastal New Jersey, New Orleans and other population centers ravaged by storms lethally intensified by global warming? At what point, surveying … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · 6 Comments

Julia Conley: As Climate Threats Mount, Experts Say No Time Left for Deceitful “Debate”

As new and worrying evidence of global warming’s destructive impacts mount around the globe, climate experts are saying efforts by the Trump administration’s EPA chief to discredit decades of climate … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Using the Legal System to Fight Factory Farms

In 2001, Michele Merkel worked as an attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency on a case where farmers were suing huge factory farms for polluting the community’s air and water. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

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