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Pruitt’s frequent visits to Oklahoma have raised concerns among critics that he is cultivating political relationships in the state at taxpayer expense, instead of focusing on his job as head of the environmental regulator. Reuters.
The EPA has stalled its crackdown on a company still operating nearby that is a major contributor to chronically dirty air in the community and the broader Chicago area. Chicago Tribune, Illinois.
In 1998 the FDA approved a a drug called Lymerix, and it was pretty effective until the chronic Lyme crowd and the anti-vaxxers started ranting: Mother Jones.
States are moving to punish child care centers that enroll the unvaccinated, dismissing the objections of those who resist immunization without a valid medical reason. New York Times.
Since so many North Carolina residents draw drinking water from unmonitored private wells, a push is on to improve testing and treatment. North Carolina Health News, North Carolina.
Free swimming at La Villette is first step in Paris’s efforts to reopen some of its murky waterways to casual bathers, and the Seine could be next. The Guardian.
A couple is trying to grow a business by cultivating crops on land that homeowners usually mow. New York Times.
A new study has shown that the pollution your car churns out isn’t just a problem for people walking outside, but is twice as dangerous for drivers and those inside the car as previously believed. HuffPost UK, United Kingdom.
A veteran energy consultant who penned the leaked draft of a high-profile grid study for Energy Secretary Rick Perry is speaking out about speculation that the report has been politically tainted. EnergyWire.
A week and a half after California added one of the world’s most heavily used weed-fighting chemical to its list of cancer-causing substances, Yountville detailed its progress toward lessening its use – but added it will not yet shelve it completely. Napa Valley Register, California.
A falcon war in Greenland’s frigid north is a preview of habitat contests to come. The Atlantic.
The sandy beach in front of homes in this north San Diego County town is shrinking, and the high tide is edging closer. ClimateWire.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline gets positive environmental review, while spills earn fines and work stoppage for Mariner East 2 project. Chesapeake Bay Journal, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past. New York Times.
When Wayne Atkins went to a doctor for a painful blister that wouldn't go away, he learned that his body was being consumed by flesh-eating bacteria. Washington Post.