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    Mexico City is built on an ancient lake bed lined with soft soil, which made Tuesday's catastrophic earthquake even more destructive, according to seismologists.

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    A chemical spill yesterday at the Pennsylvania headquarters of one of the world's largest mushroom distributors made a dozen employees ill.

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    Wyoming environmental regulators are considering charging fees for electronic records requests that cost the agency more than $180.

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    Flint, Mich., saw lower fertility rates and a higher number of fetal deaths after the city was struck with lead-contaminated drinking water in 2014, according to a new study.

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    Fisher Sand & Gravel Co. Inc., one of the companies the Trump administration picked to build a border wall prototype, has been hit with hundreds of state and local environmental law violations in Arizona since 2006.

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    U.S. EPA will install a barrier and valve inside Colorado's Gold King mine to prevent a repeat of the 2015 blowout that sent waste spilling into waterways, tainting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

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    Following a legally required review, U.S. EPA is proposing to leave key emissions standards for portland cement manufacturers unchanged, albeit with technical amendments that the agency describes as "potentially positive" for the industry through improved monitoring, compliance and implementation.

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    Greenpeace activists today boarded a ship arriving in a British port in an effort to stop a shipment of more than 1,000 diesel cars made by Volkswagen AG from arriving in the country.

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    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) criticized Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) yesterday for waffling on the state's controversial high-speed rail construction project.

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    For the first time, a federal agency yesterday moved to ban a whole class of toxic flame retardants.

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    Even the smallest amount of oil can disfigure the spines and damage the hearts of redfish larvae, making it difficult for them to grow into the 40-pound monsters so popular among fishermen, according to a new study.

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    Green groups are gearing up for a lawsuit if Duke Energy Corp. refuses to disclose the risks of potential coal ash dam failures.

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    California sued the Trump administration yesterday over its proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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    Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is headed to Georgetown Law.

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    Environmental groups and a New York-led coalition of states have asked the Supreme Court to overturn a decision that reinstated U.S. EPA's contentious "water transfers" rule.

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    Sea turtle populations seem to be making a comeback across the globe after nearly going extinct, experts say.

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    One of the world's most endangered fish has been jostled by not one but two far-off earthquakes that made waves in a Nevada cavern this month.

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    Hurricane Irma hit Florida's orange belt with the worst damage growers say they have seen in over 20 years.

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    Hurricane Maria took out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, flooded streets and damaged hundreds of homes, leaving stunned residents to take stock today.

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    The Interior Department's top lawyer nominee may soon be involved in efforts by Western lawmakers to undo a key appellate court ruling that critics contend fuels environmental lawsuits and hinders forest managers.

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    With Puerto Rico entirely without power after a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, House and Senate lawmakers are bracing for additional disaster relief that will need to be passed in the coming weeks.

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    The League of Conservation Voters today announced the hiring of a senior advocacy official and the launch of a $50,000 ad campaign targeting swing seat House members who voted for the 2018 omnibus spending package.

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    President Trump announced today that he plans to nominate four men to seats on the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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    It's official: Donald Trump has waited longer than any president in history to pick a NOAA administrator.

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    Tate Bennett, a former lobbyist working at U.S. EPA that attracted scrutiny from Democratic senators, has a new job at the agency: public engagement chief.

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    Interior Department whistleblower Joel Clement today is receiving the Callaway Award for Civic Courage, keeping the spotlight on a case that's already incited several investigations and drawn considerable political attention.

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    Bankrupt nuclear giant Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC is shedding more than 1,500 employees and squeezing excess office space for use around the globe in the wake of a failed nuclear project in South Carolina.

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    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan wants the Interior Department to transfer ownership of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to his state so he can widen a major commuter highway and ease traffic congestion in the national capital region.

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    When Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Trump roll back the boundaries of a handful of national monuments last month, he pointed to the previously 18 instances in which presidents had struck land from memorials — more than 460,000 acres of federal land.

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    President Trump today said Puerto Rico's already degraded and underfunded electrical grid was obliterated by Hurricane Maria and vowed to visit the U.S. territory in the coming days.