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Poison in the air

The EPA allows polluters to turn neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe carcinogens. ProPublica reveals where these places are in a first-of-its-kind map and data analysis.
death toll from excess emissions
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How many people die when polluters exceed their limits?

A new report tallies the death toll from excess emissions by looking at air pollution and spikes in local ozone levels.
Colonial ransomware hack spurs first-ever cybersecurity regulations for pipeline industry

Colonial ransomware hack spurs first-ever cybersecurity regulations for pipeline industry

Federal officials will replace voluntary cybersecurity guidance for the pipeline industry with mandatory regulations following a devastating cyberattack on the Colonial pipeline earlier this month.
A German initiative seeks to curb global emissions of a climate super-pollutant
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A German initiative seeks to curb global emissions of a climate super-pollutant

The nitrous oxide emissions from hundreds of chemical plants globally, 300 times more warming than carbon dioxide, are the greenhouse equivalent of 45 million cars.

Biden schools Trump on environmental justice during debate
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Biden schools Trump on environmental justice during debate

Kristen Welker's question about the unequal burden of pollution was the first ever in a presidential debate history.

The West Coast is on fire. Why is Trump barely paying attention?

The West Coast is on fire. Why is Trump barely paying attention?

We need to pay attention and begin to force the administration to take action.
New research shows disproportionate rate of coronavirus deaths in polluted areas
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New research shows disproportionate rate of coronavirus deaths in polluted areas

The type of pollution emitted by many chemical plants in Louisiana's industrial corridor is correlated with increased coronavirus deaths, according to new peer-reviewed research from SUNY and ProPublica.
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