National (U.S.)

"J&J Was Alerted to Risk of Asbestos in Talc in ’70s, Files Show"

"Johnson & Johnson trained its employees to reassure anyone concerned about whether the company’s talcum powder contained asbestos that the cancer-causing substance 'has never been found and it never will' in its iconic baby powder, according to an undated memo unsealed in a lawsuit against the drugmaker."

Source: Bloomberg, 09/25/2017

Pruitt Met With Corporate Execs. Then He Made Decisions In Their Favor.

"Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has met regularly with corporate executives from the automobile, mining and fossil fuel industries — in several instances shortly before making decisions favorable to those interest groups, according to a copy of his schedule obtained by The Washington Post."

Source: Washington Post, 09/25/2017

"Weakened Dam Looms As Latest Threat To Puerto Rico After Hurricane"

"A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory struggled through a fifth day with virtually no electricity."

Source: Reuters, 09/25/2017

"Canada Deploys 'Multi-Pronged' Lobbying To Counter Trump's EPA Cuts"

"Canada has deployed a 'multi-pronged' lobbying strategy against the Trump administration's budget over concerns that proposed U.S. cuts will put a 'fundamental' component of the Trudeau government's climate change plan in jeopardy, newly-released federal briefing documents show."

Source: National Observer, 09/22/2017

"Yellowstone Bison, America's National Mammal, Stigmatized In Montana"

"Once staring into the oblivion that is extinction, bison have rebounded in number and prestige to be called the United States’ national mammal. Yet those in Yellowstone National Park don’t fully carry the prestige that distinction bestows."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 09/22/2017

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