George Washington University’s Koch Problem

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By Bret Thompson, Public Citizen Taylor Lincoln’s recent report spotlighting the deep ties between the Koch Brothers and just one of the fifty plus college research centers they help fund is making waves. Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education both published lengthy write-ups on...
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Studies: Heart Disease and Death Tied to Ultraprocessed Foods

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By Sydney Swanson and Dawn Undurraga, Environmental Working Group One in five U.S. adults gets 81 percent of their calories from so-called ultraprocessed foods, industrially processed foods that are hyperpalatable and highly profitable formulations of ingredients and additives designed to make...
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What Do We Know About Long-Term Effects of Air Pollution on Health?

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By the American Lung Association In 2014, Chris Lim, M.S. set out to understand long-term effects of climate change—specifically, temperature variability and air pollution—on health. At the time, short-term effects had been studied extensively, but not much was known about long-term exposure...
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As EPA Dismantles the CPP, NRDC Is Prepared to Fight Back

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By Lissa Lynch, Natural Resources Defense Council The Trump EPA has finally issued its irresponsible rulemaking repealing the Clean Power Plan and replacing it with a do-nothing rule that will produce only minor reductions in power plant carbon pollution, if any at all. With the climat...
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He’s a Science Denier and He Oversees the Nation’s Farm Policy

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By Ricardo Salvador, Union of Concerned Scientists The pattern is clear: by consistently requesting that Congress cut budgets for science, and by decreeing that all federal executive agencies arbitrarily terminate “at least one third” of their advisory committees, the Trump administration is in...
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5G and the FCC: 10 Reasons Why You Should Care

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By Sharon Buccino, Natural Resources Defense Council As an environmental lawyer for over 25 years now, I have become intimately familiar with the workings of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior. I didn’t have occasion to watch what was happening across town at...
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What to Expect from Today’s EPA Scientific Integrity Stakeholder Meeting

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By Michael Halpern, Union of Concerned Scientists Later today, a few dozen advocates will head to the Environmental Protection Agency for a stakeholder meeting on protections for scientific research at the agency in the context of its annual scientific integrity report and scientific integrity...
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