EPA Mulls Approving Fruit Pesticide Despite Risks To Children, Records Show

"The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering approving a pesticide for use on Florida oranges and grapefruits despite the fact that agency scientists have repeatedly found the chemical does not meet safety standards designed to protect children’s health, internal agency records show."

Source: Guardian, 11/22/2023

"What Is COP28? And Other Questions About the Big U.N. Climate Summit"

"Diplomats and leaders will gather in Dubai for United Nations climate talks. ..." "Two facts loom over United Nations climate talks that begin Nov. 30 in Dubai: the planet is careening toward climate disaster, and governments are acting too slowly to avert the crisis."

Source: NYTimes, 11/22/2023

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Union Pacific Fired Him Rather Than Heed His Warnings of Rail Dangers

"Time and again, Johnny Taylor’s duty to keep the rails safe from disaster conflicted with his employer’s desire to keep its trains running as fast and as frequently as possible, putting his career and family in peril."

Source: ProPublica, 11/21/2023


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