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Protect Nature Or Face Deadlier Pandemics Than COVID, Scientists Warn

"Pandemics will emerge more often, spread faster, cost more and kill more people than COVID-19 without bold action to halt the habitat destruction that helps viruses hop from wildlife to humans, according to a study published on Thursday."

Source: Reuters, 10/30/2020

"Dozens of Chlorpyrifos Lawsuits Coming Over Children’s Health"

"The recent lawsuits filed against Corteva Inc. and Dow Chemical Co. in California are the beginning of an expected wave of toxic tort cases in the Golden State that take aim at the widely-used insecticide chlorpyrifos."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 10/30/2020

Trump’s USGS Chief Violated Whistleblower Protection Law, Watchdog Says

"The head of the U.S. Geological Survey violated the federal whistleblower protection law when he retaliated against an agency employee who had filed a complaint about his conduct, according to a new report from the Interior Department’s internal watchdog."

Source: HuffPost, 10/30/2020

Top DOI Official Used White Supremacist Website To Support Racial Views

"Weeks after the Interior Department halted diversity training to comply with an executive order from President Trump, a top assistant at the agency is under scrutiny for defending Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring a third during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wis."

Source: Washington Post, 10/30/2020

Interior 'Propaganda' Video And Tweets May Violate Ethics Laws: Experts

"A new video from the Interior Department praising President Trump’s efforts in office — and subsequent Twitter comments defending it — have raised questions from ethics experts who say the content veers closely toward propaganda."

Source: The Hill, 10/29/2020

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