Endangered Species Day: More Vital Than Ever

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By Lucas Rhoads, Natural Resources Defense Council Friday, May 15th is Endangered Species Day, a time to cherish the world’s biodiversity and to celebrate the many conservation successes of the past fifty years. It’s also a time to recognize that fighting for these species is more...
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Six Ways Nancy Beck Showed Us She Doesn’t Care About Us or Science

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists As I balance working from home and caring for my toddler, I spend a lot of time staring at the scores of products in my home that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is tasked with keeping safe. Cribs, highchairs, toys, arts and...
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Work Conditions Make Farmworkers Uniquely Vulnerable to COVID-19

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By Melanie Benesh and Jared Hayes, Environmental Working Group Depending on the season, an estimated 1 million to 2.7 million workers, mostly undocumented, toil on the nation’s farms. Without farmworkers, the American food system would collapse – and during the coronavirus pandemic, they are...
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On the Heels of Rollback, Auto Makers Seek Another Hand Out

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists While the administration just finalized its reduction in vehicle efficiency from 5 percent per year to no better than a measly 1.5 percent per year (despite their own evidence showing how bad it is for the country), that hasn’t stopped the auto...
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