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Toxic chemicals in EV battery production raise health concerns

Toxic chemicals in EV battery production raise health concerns

As the demand for electric vehicle batteries grows, communities near production sites worry about toxic chemical exposure and health risks.

Craig Welch, Jana Cholakovska, Pooja Sarkar, Alec Gitelman, Emilie Rosso, and Clare Fieseler report for Mother Jones.

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Colorado Gov. Polis vetoes bill ending state incentives for certain recycling techniques

Colorado Gov. Polis vetoes bill ending state incentives for certain recycling techniques

Governor Jared Polis vetoed a bill that would have stopped state incentives for pyrolysis and gasification recycling projects in Colorado.

Sam Brasch reports for Colorado Public Radio.

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Wildfire readiness at Giant Mine needs significant improvement

Wildfire readiness at Giant Mine needs significant improvement

The Giant Mine Oversight Board insists that the federal remediation project must enhance wildfire and evacuation preparedness at the Yellowknife site.

Emily Blake reports for Cabin Radio.

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Lahaina's wildfire aftermath reveals unexpected low toxicity levels

Lahaina's wildfire aftermath reveals unexpected low toxicity levels

The fierce heat of the Lahaina wildfire may have played a pivotal role in diminishing the presence of toxic contaminants typically associated with such disasters.

Paula Dobbyn reports for Civil Beat.

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Texas chemical plant intensifies water scarcity issues with new hydrogen project
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Texas chemical plant intensifies water scarcity issues with new hydrogen project

In South Texas, a chemical company's plan to use river water for hydrogen production threatens local water supplies.

Dylan Baddour reports for Inside Climate News.

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A guide to greening heavy industries steps into the spotlight

A guide to greening heavy industries steps into the spotlight

A new book offers insights into transitioning heavy industry toward near-zero emissions, amid a push for cleaner manufacturing processes supported by the Biden administration.

Dan Gearino reports for Inside Climate News.

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New regulations aim to curb chemical disaster risks amid climate change threats

New regulations aim to curb chemical disaster risks amid climate change threats

The Biden administration's latest move mandates nearly 12,000 chemical facilities to bolster defenses against climate-induced disasters.

Hiroko Tabuchi for The New York Times.

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