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Let's Modernize Our Environmental Laws
Source: New York Times, 10/7/15
Summary: Written when smog was an emergency, the Clean Air Act allows the E.P.A. to require that states, businesses and individuals reduce smog-forming emissions regardless of the economic damage done. Some parts of the act forbid the E.P.A. even to consider cost or job losses. That sort of thinking was appropriate during the smog emergencies of the past. Now it's counterproductive.
Food Giants Align For Climate Action
Source: Huffington Post, 10/1/15
Summary: A Republican, a Democrat and a bunch of major food corporations put their support behind meaningful action on climate change Thursday.
Lawmakers: You Don't Have to Choose Between Cleaning the Air and Stabilizing the Climate
Source: Pacific Standard, 9/29/15
Summary: A new study by scientists based in Europe and China, in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, argues that air quality and climate change measures should be viewed as complementary rather than counter-balancing. Many steps to address air pollutants can also limit global warming, if policies look at the root problem rather than taking weaker actions aimed at containing the damage.
For U.S. Tribes, a Movement to Revive Native Foods and Lands
Source: Yale Environment360, 9/28/15
Summary: On ancestral lands, the Fond du Lac band in Minnesota is planting wild rice and restoring wetlands damaged by dams, industry, and logging. Their efforts are part of a growing trend by Native Americans to bring back traditional food sources and heal scarred landscapes.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Managing Industrial Water Resources
Source: Automation World, 9/22/15
Summary: Water is critical to manufacturing processes and companies are finding it more important than ever to analyze and automate to improve use of natural resources.
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