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EPA Sued Over Move to Exempt Texas From Air Emissions Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to exempt Texas from a 2015 rule limiting emissions during startups, shutdowns, and malfunctions will allow facilities to release pollution that puts public health at risk, according to a coalition of environmental and community groups.

Wuhan Is Returning to Life. So Are Its Disputed Wet Markets

Cars lined up this week at the main entrance to the Baishazhou wet market, one of the biggest in Wuhan, which is buzzing again. The Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged has stirred back to life following a lockdown lasting for months.

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PFAS: The 'Forever Chemicals'

97% of Americans have a detectable amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in their blood, but we don’t yet know all of their health effects. The EPA says more than 600 PFAS chemicals are in the marketplace in the U.S. While states are racing to regulate PFAS, while the federal government lags.

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Opportunity Zones: Will Tax Break for Investors Benefit Communities Too?

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Pandemic's Effects on Environment Are Good, Bad, Weird

Virus Strains Waste Industry, Regulators Weigh Relief