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Science-slashing budget will make America weak, sick & stupid: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science-slashing budget will make America weak, sick & stupid: physicist says

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to climate science, health and the arts would make the United States “weak,” “sick” and “stupid,” renowned physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said.

Tyson also alleged that Trump was trying to transform the EPA into the “Environmental Destruction Agency,” which would thwart Earth’s life-support systems.

He further added that ignoring climate change would allow glaciers to melt at a faster rate, flooding the world’s coastal cities in particular.

Angry callers force Scott Pruitt to create impromptu call center

Angry callers force Scott Pruitt to create impromptu call center

The calls to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s main phone line reached such a high volume by Friday this week that officials were forced to create an impromptu call center, three agency employees revealed.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the three EPA employees revealed that the impromptu call center was created after calls to Pruitt’s main line, 202-564-4700, hit an unprecedented high volume. Interns were ordered to answer some of the incoming calls, while some calls went to voice mail.

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Stringent regulations to curb air pollution could save 10,000 lives annually

Stringent regulations to curb air pollution could save 10,000 lives annually

If two types of air pollution are reduced to levels below the Environmental Protection Agency current requirements, 9,320 lives could be saved on annual basis, unveils a new study. Along with this, 21,400 serious health conditions could also be avoided.

Study researchers have also checked out to see where decline in pollution levels might have the biggest difference. Study’s lead researcher Kevin Cromar from New York University said that cities that will be having the highest levels of pollution and largest populations would face the highest health impact.

Health Department providing radon test kits to Hall, Hamilton and Merrick county residents free of charge

Health Department providing radon test kits to Hall, Hamilton and Merrick county residents free of charge

The Nebraska Health and Human Services Department has provided grant funding to the Central District Health Department to start a radon awareness drive under the Environmental Protection Agency, recognizing January as National Radon Action Month.

The Central District Health Department has decided to give radon test kits to the residents of Hall, Hamilton and Merrick County free of charge, for National Radon Action Month. The tests include free lab analysis and postage-paid envelopes.

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Montana's Attorney General and Crow Nation's Chairman Files Joint Comment

Montana's Attorney General and Crow Nation's Chairman Files Joint Comment

A joint comment has been filed by Montana's Attorney General with the Crow Nation's chairman. In the comment, they have questioned the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon regulations. Attorney General Tim Fox says that Montana's coal industry can be hurt by the proposed rule and jobs can also be impacted.

According to Crow chairman Darrin Old Coyote, two-thirds of the tribe's non-federal budget comes from coal mining and if the new rule gets adopted then there is possibility that it could result in an unemployment rate of up to 95% on the reservation.

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Methane Emissions 50% Higher Than EPA Estimates: Study

Methane Emissions 50% Higher Than EPA Estimates: Study

According to a new study, methane emissions from the oil and gas operations have been estimated to be about 50% higher that the statistics reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

It has also been estimated and analyzed by researchers that methane emissions in the United States are about five times higher in the places of the south-central region. These places include Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

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