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New England states fear increased mercury contamination as EPA considers weakening rules

http://bangordailynews.com/2018/12/17/news/new-england/new-england-states-fear-increased-mercury-contamination-as-epa-considers-weakening-rules/Scientists are speaking out about what they say have been “remarkable improvements” in curbing mercury emissions under Obama-era regulations that are now threatened by the Trump administration. Mercury is a toxic chemical most commonly associated […]

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Banks urged not to fund coal power as government moves to underwrite projects

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/13/banks-urged-not-to-fund-coal-power-as-government-moves-to-underwrite-projectsActivist groups warn providing finance for coal-fired power stations is inconsistent with banks’ commitments to Paris agreement Environmental and progressive activist groups are urging Australia’s major banks and financial institutions not to fund new coal […]