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Flint water crisis: Michigan's top health official to face trial over deaths

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2018/08/21 - 7:44am

State’s health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area

A judge has ordered Michigan’s health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter over two deaths linked to legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city’s tainted water scandal.

Nick Lyon is accused of failing to issue a timely alert about the outbreak. District court judge David Goggins said deaths probably could have been prevented if the outbreak had been publicly known. He said keeping the public in the dark was “corrupt”.

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Pebble plunderers in Cornwall warned as tourist faces £1,000 fine

Guardian Environment News - Tue, 2018/08/21 - 7:19am

Councils remind public that taking pebbles risks floods, erosion and wildlife harm

A holidaymaker who took pebbles from a Cornish beach was forced to travel hundreds of miles to return the souvenirs to avoid a hefty fine.

The man was traced to his home after taking a carrier bag full of stones from a beach at Crackington Haven near Bude.

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Trump Moves To Let States Regulate Coal Plant Emissions

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2018/08/21 - 7:02am

The administration is proposing to substantially weaken President Barack Obama's signature rule on climate change. It would give states more power to regulate carbon emissions from coal plants.

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The Smoke In Redding, Calif., Is So Thick You Can't See The Sun Most Days

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2018/08/21 - 4:26am

Prolonged smoke across the West Coast will affect hundreds of thousands of people living in and around fire-prone areas. Scientists are warning of a lengthening — and worsening — smoke season.

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Trump Administration Expected To Reveal Changes On Coal-Fired Plants

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2018/08/21 - 4:20am

David Greene talks to former EPA official Janet McCabe as President Trump is expected to formally propose a vast overhaul of climate change regulations, including rules she helped to write.

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Debate Brews In Pueblo Over The Balance Of Coal And Renewable Energy

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2018/08/21 - 2:06am

In Colorado, residents of Pueblo are concerned renewable energy jobs will not be as well paying as the ones in the nearby coal plant.

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West Texas Vineyards Blasted By Herbicide Drift From Nearby Cotton Fields

NPR News - Environment - Tue, 2018/08/21 - 2:02am

Texas is one of the largest producers of wine in the U.S. But the grapevines in the High Plains are facing a threat that's causing them to twist and wither. And it's coming from the cotton fields.

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