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Long-term health impacts of early smoke exposure explored through primate study

A primate research center in California provides insights into the lifelong health consequences of early exposure to wildfire smoke.

Jesse Nichols reports for Grist.

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EPA revises its approach to regulating natural gas plant emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency delays implementing emissions regulations for existing natural gas plants, opting for a more comprehensive review to include more pollutants.

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press.

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The looming cost of unaddressed oil well closures

As the oil industry faces a downturn, unplugged oil and gas wells present significant environmental and financial challenges, potentially burdening taxpayers with the cleanup bill.

Mark Olalde and Nick Bowlin report for ProPublica and Capital & Main.

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New dashboard reveals uranium mine risks in New Mexico

A new online dashboard launched by New Mexico helps locals and officials understand the dangers of closed uranium mines and mills, highlighting ongoing health and environmental risks.

Noel Lyn Smith reports for Inside Climate News.

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Millions of Americans face risk of a toxic ‘bomb train’

In some spots along the path the chemicals are transported, people of color make up the largest group at risk.
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Kentucky House passes bill limiting power of Louisville's air pollution authority

The Kentucky House passed a bill blocking Louisville’s air pollution authority from issuing fines against industries that self-disclose violations.
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Dismantling of TVA's Bull Run Fossil Plant raises concerns over waste

Environmental activists are concerned about hazardous waste transport in dismantling of the Tennessee Valley Authority's Bull Run Fossil Plant.