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ON LOCATION: Hurt by fracking but voting for Trump

Tainted drinking water, skin rashes and destroyed property are some of the effects that fracking has had on Pennsylvania voters. But those problems won’t push them to vote for Joe Biden.

Mythbusting: Five common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plastics

Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it’s easy to conclude that the main environmental problem here is an overabundance of single-use containers: If we simply recycled more of them, we’d go a long way toward minimizing impacts. In reality, most of the environmental impacts of many consumer products, including soft drinks, are tied to the products inside, not the packaging, according to an environmental engineer.

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EXTREME WEATHER: Colo. contends with record-setting wildfires

DENVER — A weather drama is playing out in the forests of north-central Colorado as two record wildfires — supercharged as the result of climate change — meet the first large snowstorm of the winter.

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POLITICS: Trump hit Clinton on coal. Can it work with Biden on oil?

President Trump famously bludgeoned Hillary Clinton in 2016 with her pledge to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” The president hopes he can repeat the trick with Joe Biden’s aim to “transition from the oil industry.”

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POLITICS: Trump hit Clinton on coal. Can it work with Biden on oil?

President Trump famously bludgeoned Hillary Clinton in 2016 with her pledge to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” The president hopes he can repeat the trick with Joe Biden’s aim to “transition from the oil industry.”