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Economists like to point to ingenuity, capital and labor as the drivers of economic growth.

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The Society of Environmental Journalists annual awards shows the strength and depth of environmental journalism; talk of a Democratic overthrow in the midterm elections is hard to find in the American South.

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ATLANTA—In the off-year 2017 elections, Doug Jones was just the Dreamland candidate for Southern Democrats' comeback.

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People who live near unconventional natural gas operations such as fracking are more likely to experience depression, according to a new study.

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We publish EHN.org and DailyClimate.org because we care about environment and climate issues. In other words, what we tend to care most about gets swamped in the daily news cycle. So, in a week where the President helped us understand double negatives, here are a few reminders:

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While at first glance this story would appear unrelated to environmental health, it actually covers a story of vital importance to the environment, health, and climate change.

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To start, the photo is from Energy Department HQ, with DOE Secretary Rick Perry and, closest to him, coal baron Bob Murray. I don't know the next person to the right, but in this 2017 photo, Mr. Murray had come a-lobbyin' with veteran DC insider and mouthpiece Andrew Wheeler (beneath the red arrow). More on the photo later.

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A new study out of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that high temperatures are linked to cognitive impairments, even in resilient populations.

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PITTSBURGH—Two environmental advocacy groups are suing Allegheny County to stop the health department from using Clean Air funds for an office renovation project.

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Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a larger-than-life figure from a century ago – a mystic self-appointed cleric who was sort of Steve Bannon to Tsar Nicholas in the last days of Imperial Russia.

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It's become an annual tradition for our staff to put together a summer reading list for the 4th of July—and part of the tradition is really bending on what's an "environmental" book.

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In the wake of yet another uniquely American tragedy in which five died in a mass shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, it's time to look at the hatred that is spewed at journalists from some dark corners of our society.

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If researcher Joan Casey pulled Oklahoma Google search data for the month of June, she would expect to see an increase in searches for anxiety. That's because on June 15, a magnitude 4 earthquake hit Oklahoma.

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In boxing, the "Undercard" consists of the pretenders, palookas and schmoes that battle it out before the main event takes the ring. The Environmental Protection Agency's undercard consists largely of deputies and regional administrators whose résumés are a good match for Pruitt's.

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Wastewater from the oil and gas industry that's being spread on roadways to control dust and ice in at least 13 states, including Pennsylvania, poses a threat to the environment and to human health, according to a study released this week.

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If you define the planet as a small, somewhat insular coterie of journalists working a largely-neglected beat, then yes, this is a Shot Heard 'Round the Planet. (h/t, Ralph Waldo Emerson).

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Talk with nearly any climate expert who wants to wean humanity off of fossil fuels and prepare yourself for a list of technological solutions.

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Mention "climate change and disability" and many are puzzled — but that lasts only a few sentences into further explanation.

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