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House Of Representatives Approves Ban On Mining Around The Grand Canyon

The U.S. House of Representatives sent a powerful message to mining interests this week with a vote to permanently ban uranium mining on 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, the Arizona Daily Sun reports. While the bill passed on a party-line vote, 236-185, it was a significant victory for environmentalists and give the legislation […]

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FDA Refuses To Ban Chemical Used In Rocket Fuel From Food Packaging

Though you’ve probably never heard of perchlorate, a quick look around your kitchen and pantry would reveal that this chemical — which is used in the production of rocket fuel — is everywhere. Perchlorate is utilized by the food industry in plastic packaging and food handling equipment for dry food to reduce the buildup of […]

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New FDA Report On Pesticide Level In Fruits And Vegetables Increases Public Health Concerns

In September, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released its latest analysis of the pesticide residue found in fruits, vegetables, and other food eaten by Americans, and the data suggests that there’s reason for concern that such residues can lead to illness, disease, and even reproductive problems in those who consume them. EcoWatch notes that […]

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FBI Targeted Environmental Activists As Domestic Terrorists

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) targeted members of the environmental movement for years and even considered them to be domestic terrorists, according to a revealing report from The Guardian. “According to hundreds of pages of FBI files obtained by the Guardian through a Freedom of Information Act (Foia) lawsuit, and interviews with activists … […]

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Another state bans circus animals as a German circus succeeds with cruelty-free holograms

The days of the circus and of performing Big Top elephants and other exotic animals are coming to an end. For people who care about the rights of animals, it can’t happen soon enough. Meanwhile, in Europe, technology is creating a new magical animal spectacle without the potential to do any harm whatsoever. California just […]

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Sludge From Sewage Treatment Plants Is Poisoning Dairy Products Across the U.S.

Art Schapp is a second-generation dairy farmer in New Mexico. And he recently had to dump 15,000 gallons of milk each and every day because it was contaminated with dangerous chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are also known as PFAS. Eco Watch reports that PFAS are used for multiple purposes: Numbering in […]

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Rare Songbird Returns From The Brink Of Extinction Thanks To The Endangered Species Act

Anyone who says that the government cannot make a difference when it comes to protecting and preserving the environment needs to hear the incredible story of the Kirtland’s warbler. In 1971, the tiny songbird was near extinction, according to EcoWatch: “There were only 201 singing males living in six counties of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Science […]

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