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The election of President Donald Trump has resulted in an unprecedented crackdown on free speech when it comes to government agencies. This week, Trump shutdown the Twitter accounts of the EPA, NASA, National Park Service and the Department of Health and Human Services. It is agreed by most reports that this is an attempt by…

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The scope and tragedy of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis can’t be underestimated. Despite the outpouring of sympathy and donations of bottled water, it is simply not enough. The situation in Flint is the biggest environmental disaster since the Love Canal incident in Niagara Falls, New York, almost 35 years ago. In that disaster, residents in…

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When this writer asked Lisa Jackson, the former administrator of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency about her transition from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley to become Apple’s vice president of environmental initiatives, she shared, “It’s a big change in miles, a big change in perspective. I tell people there’s no bigger honor than having served…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report there’s an alarming increase in the number of bedbug populations. In addition to being found in private residences, such as apartments and single-family homes, bedbugs are increasingly affecting restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and day care centers. How to Check for Bedbugs…

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In light of numerous protests for clean air and water in our communities, it is becoming more apparent that the movement of “going green” and preserving the environment is more active now than it has ever been. It is unfortunate, however, that people have to die of cancer from living in close proximity of a…

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