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"Survey of Republican Voters Shows a Majority Believe in Climate Change"

"A majority of Republicans — including 54 percent of self-described conservative Republicans — believe the world’s climate is changing and that mankind plays some role in the change, according to a new survey conducted by a trio of prominent Republican pollsters."

Source: NY Times, 09/29/2015

"In Vicious Fire Season, an Endurance Test for California Crews"

"MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — The firefighters collapse in driveways and fields to steal a moment’s rest. They sleep in their engines, sprawled across fire hoses or slumped over steering wheels. After days of hacking dead brush and setting defensive fires across flaming mountains, their 24-hour rest breaks are cut short when a new fire rears up."

Source: NY Times, 09/28/2015

"CPSC Considers Ban on Toxic Flame Retardants in Household Products"

"For the government's top consumer safety watchdog, protecting Americans from household hazards typically means prodding companies to recall defective products that strangle children, cause life-threatening burns or trigger bone-breaking falls. The chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission thinks it is time to start forcing toxic chemicals off the market too."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 09/25/2015


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