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Winter inversions threaten to increase air pollution, COVID-19 risks

"We're now talking about two pandemics. We have a pollution pandemic, and we have the COVID pandemic."

At around 11 AM on November 4, Germaine Patterson stepped outside of her Clairton, Pennsylvania, home to exercise in the backyard. Dirty air sent her quickly retreating back inside.

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Fracking industry distorts science to deceive public and policymakers, says watchdog group.

The oil and gas industry sponsors and spins research to shape the scientific debate over horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That's the conclusion of a watchdog group's analysis of more than 130 documents distributed to policymakers by industry representatives.

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