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In the 03/24/2020 edition:

Our Growing Food Demands Will Lead to More Corona-like Viruses

As agriculture expands, habitats will shrink. That will likely lead to higher numbers of the species that transmit deadly diseases.

As panicked consumers flock to grocery stores, emptying shelves in preparation for homebound quarantines that could last for weeks, the coronavirus pandemic is revealing an alarming longer-term concern about the world's growing appetites and the stresses they impose on a warming planet. 

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A Plant in Florida Emits Vast Quantities of a Greenhouse Gas Nearly 300 Times More Potent Than Carbon Dioxide

Ascend’s sprawling chemical complex north of Pensacola releases nitrous oxide into the atmosphere equivalent to the emissions from 2.1 million cars per year.

Ten miles north of Pensacola, Florida, on the west bank of the Escambia River,  an aging chemical plant, its tanks, smokestacks and stainless steel pipes sprawling across hundreds of acres, is a climate killer hiding in plain sight.

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Trump’s EPA Fast-Tracks a Controversial Rule That Would Restrict the Use of Health Science

Researchers and environmental groups have called the proposal “reckless” and “unconscionable” in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the nation in a state of emergency over the coronavirus and Americans confronting a pandemic, the Trump administration has moved to expand and fast-track a proposal to limit the use of human health science in environmental decision-making.

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