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The 2019 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

They work in technology and tires, finance and forestry, retail and recovery operations. They hail from Tokyo and Toronto, London and Lima, Mexico and Manhattan. Meet this year’s honorees.

Trump Strips California Of $930 Million In High-Speed Rail Funding

The Trump administration will terminate its agreement with California to fund the state’s struggling high-speed rail project, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) said Thursday. In a letter to state officials, Administrator Ronald Batory said FRA would de-obligate the $928.6 million…

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California bans pesticide linked to brain damage in children

In a move that is both a victory for environmental justice and a snub to the current president, the California Senate officially banned a pesticide that has been proven to cause brain damage in children. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had previously attempted to ban the chemical, chlorpyrifos, nationwide but the Trump administration rejected the overwhelming scientific evidence of its health impact on pregnant women and children living near major farms. This week, California representatives…

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Chronic kidney disease epidemic in agricultural workers: High heat, toxins

A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers.

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Chronic kidney disease epidemic in agricultural workers: High heat, toxins

A mysterious epidemic of chronic kidney disease among agricultural workers and manual laborers may be caused by a combination of increasingly hot temperatures, toxins and infections, according to researchers.

Unhealthy air plagues our national parks, just like it plagues our cities

Between weakened wildlife protections, reversed plastic bottle bans and budget cuts, America’s national parks have had a rough go of it these past few years. A new report issued by the National Parks Conservation Association adds to the bad news…

Tips For Teaching Your Students About Climate Change And Global Warming – NPR

Angela Hsieh/NPR Angela Hsieh/NPR NPR/Ipsos conducted a national poll recently and found that more than 8 in 10 teachers — and a similar majority of parents — support teaching kids about climate change. But in reality, it’s not always happening:…

How California's improving air quality is putting a dent in the region's dangerous fog

California’s Central Valley is known for occasional bouts of tule fog — a heavy, pea soup-like haze that settles into the area from late fall to early spring. The dense fog sometimes covers the San Francisco Bay area, drifting under…