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EPA eyes limits for agricultural chemical linked to crop damage.

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Scientists are questioning whether the Trudeau government’s funding decisions will result in science being served to the best it could be over the long term.
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Potent mix of extreme heat and dryness fuels wildfires across the West.

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Flood expert Philip Bedient says the region will remain vulnerable to disasters if communities don’t rebuild with climate change in mind.
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Activists come together to ‘end the story’ of European coal.

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Harvey and the future of energy.

The flooding that overwhelmed much of Houston last week didn’t spare the energy industry. Instead, it provided an argument for a more electrified and decentralized future.
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State and local health officials are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as they announce this year’s first confirmed human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in residents of Oconto and Fond du Lac Counties. The majority of WNV human cases in the state occur during the months of August...
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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will hold a public hearing on August 21, 2017, to propose an order to create a new rule relating to drug testing for participants in the FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program who are able-bodied adults. The proposed rule is part of the policy amendments included in...
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