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Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast. Scientists demand action before it becomes a toxic dustbin
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Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast. Scientists demand action before it becomes a toxic dustbin

Great Salt Lake is also known as America's Dead Sea -- owing to a likeness to its much smaller Middle Eastern counterpart -- but scientists worry the moniker could soon take new meaning.
New E.P.A. plan could free coal plants to release more mercury into the air
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New E.P.A. plan could free coal plants to release more mercury into the air

The proposal could set a precedent reaching far beyond mercury rules and would represent a victory for the coal industry.
California’s wildfires: ‘everybody is at risk’ from smoky conditions, experts say
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California’s wildfires: ‘everybody is at risk’ from smoky conditions, experts say

Californians need to prepare for wildfires – including particulate-filled air – just as they do for earthquakes.
Common plastics emit global warming pollution
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Common plastics emit global warming pollution

Six-pack rings, plastic bags, and similar products are among the culprits.
Volvo warns some vehicle engines may exceed emission limits
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Volvo warns some vehicle engines may exceed emission limits

Sweden's Volvo warned on Tuesday that some of its truck and bus engines could be exceeding emissions caps.

EPA changes are an effort to 'gut rules' that protect public
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EPA changes are an effort to 'gut rules' that protect public

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has appointed five new members of an independent committee that provides advice to the EPA on national air quality standards, replacing the current members, while reducing the amount of support it gets from other scientists, according to an agency statement and emails obtained by CNN.
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