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Volkswagen Under Fire for Testing Diesel Fumes on Monkeys and Humans

Carmaker condemned for experiments that involved humans and monkeys breathing toxic car fumes for hours at a time

Volkswagen, the world’s biggest carmaker, is under fire globally from politicians and environmentalists following revelations it commissioned experiments in which monkeys and humans breathed in car fumes for hours at a time. Photo by Riley from Christchurch, New Zealand on WikimediaTesting deepens…
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by: The Guardian – January 29, 2018

Africatown, Site of Last US Slave Shipment, Sues Over Pollution

Hundreds of the largely Black residents are suing now-shuttered paper plant claiming it released toxic chemicals linked to cancer

From the front seat of his truck, Joe Womack points out the site where the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to enter the US, landed in 1860, 52 years after it outlawed the international slave trade. Womack, a retired army major…
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by: The Guardian – January 26, 2018

Spanish Rangers Fear for Lives since Double Murder a Year Ago this Week

The killing of two wildlife defenders marked a chilling turning point for colleagues facing increasing violence in the line of duty

On a hill above the olive trees and dun scrublands of western Catalonia, two rusty iron silhouettes maintain a still and silent vigil. One peers out over the land through a pair of binoculars; the other kneels and holds a bird forever…
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by: The Guardian – January 19, 2018

New York City’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Could Spur Global Shift

Economists say city’s status as financial and cultural giant means move will catalyze others around the world to follow

New York City’s decision to sever ties with its fossil fuel investments is set to prove a catalyst to other cities in the face of the Trump administration’s staunch support for coal, oil, and gas interests, according to several leading economists. Photo…
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by: The Guardian – January 12, 2018

FERC Rejects Trump Plan to Prop Up Coal and Nuclear Power Plants

Unexpected decision by Republican-controlled energy agency is a blow to the president’s promise to revive US coal industry

An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants with subsidies, dealing a blow to the president’s high-profile mission to revive the struggling coal industry. Photo by Tammy Anthony BakerFERC unexpectedly rejected Trump's plan to…
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by: The Guardian – January 9, 2018

Community Leader Tortured and Killed for Opposing Land Trafficking in Peru

José Napoleón Tarrillo Astonitas murdered for work to protect Chaparrí Ecological Reserve, say local witnesses

A criminal gang involved in land trafficking has tortured and murdered a community leader in northern Peru, according to his wife and local villagers who witnessed the killing. José Napoleón Tarrillo Astonitas, 50, was attacked by four men in his home on…
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by: The Guardian – January 4, 2018

Vehicles Now America’s Biggest CO2 Source But EPA Is Tearing Up Regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 as the Trump administration is reversing curbs on auto industry pollution

Some of the most common avatars of climate change — hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks — may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US isn’t…
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by: The Guardian – January 1, 2018

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