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No ‘Day at the Beach’ with Pollution-related Closures

Every summer, beaches are closed across the United States because of pollution that can bring disease to beachgoers. That suggests local stories, such as problems with sewage systems and algal blooms known as 'red tides.' The latest TipSheet shares resources and info to help you cover the local beach closure beat.

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Trump Admin Seeks Permits For Seismic Air Gun Surveys In Atlantic

"The Trump administration is taking steps to allow five energy companies to use seismic air guns for oil and gas exploration off the U.S. Atlantic coast even though they would incidentally harass marine mammals. Environmental groups and some coastal communities object."

Source: NPR, 06/06/2017

Dems See Political Opportunity In Trump’s Decision To Abandon Paris

"President Trump’s triumphant Rose Garden ceremony announcing his withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement sent a message loud and clear to his supporters: Promise kept. But the move also served as a clarion call to angry Democrats, potentially complicating the political path for Republicans facing tough midterm challenges and, ultimately, Trump’s own reelection bid."

Source: Washington Post, 06/05/2017

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