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  • U.S. Army Corps stands by permit for Dakota Access oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army Corps said on Friday that a permit it granted for the Dakota Access Pipeline last year was environmentally sound, handing a setback to tribal and green groups hoping to stop the flow of oil on the pipeline. FILE PHOTO: Signs hang in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on

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  • Tesla Clarifies That Track Mode Requires $5k Upgrade, Customers Revolt

    Cars Published on August 31st, 2018 | by Kyle Field August 31st, 2018 by Kyle Field  Tesla took to Twitter to confirm that the unofficially released “track mode” would only be available for those purchasing the Performance Upgrade Package. Track Mode will only be available with the Performance Upgrade

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  • Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors hope to strike deal lifting glyphosate injunction

    BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil federal prosecutors are negotiating with health authority Anvisa and the agriculture ministry to reach a deal that could lift an injunction against the popular weed-killer glyphosate, a prosecutor on the case told Reuters on Friday. Brasilia-based Prosecutor Luciana Loureira Oliveira said by telephone that prosecutors have requested a meeting next week

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  • Fake, low quality drugs come at high cost

    (Reuters Health) – About one in eight essential medicines in low- and middle-income countries may be fake or contain dangerous mixes of ingredients that put patients’ lives at risk, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from more 350 previous studies that tested more 400,000 drug samples in low- and middle-income countries. Overall, roughly 14

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  • Tropical Depression Six forms south of Cape Verde Islands

    (Reuters) – Tropical Depression Six has formed south of the Cape Verde Islands, and could strengthen into a tropical storm on Friday or Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. The depression is in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, about 70 miles (115 km) south-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands,

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  • Cataract surgery not tied to longer life for women, after all

    (Reuters Health) – While older women may have a better quality of life and better vision after surgery to remove cataracts, newly reanalyzed data suggest they shouldn’t base their decision to have the surgery on whether it will help them live longer. FILE PHOTO: An eye attendant examines the eye of a patient at a

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  • Phone apps help heart patients remember meds

    (Reuters Health) – Smartphone apps that remind heart patients to take their pills could help them stick to prescribed regimens, an Australian study suggests. Heart patients often take up to four medications a day, three times a day, and that can be overwhelming, said Dr. Karla Santo. “Our results are really encouraging, especially because the

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  • Are We Choosing Polluters’ Profits Over Public Youth Health?

    Air Quality Published on August 31st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor August 31st, 2018 by Guest Contributor  By Danielle Fossett On August 21st 2018, the Trump Administration as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to dramatically scale back restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. While EPA chief Andrew

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  • New Video Shows Tesla Semi Charging In Colorado

    Air Quality Published on August 31st, 2018 | by Kyle Field August 31st, 2018 by Kyle Field  YouTuber soundanswer has posted a video of the Tesla Semi taking a pitstop that reveals some new details about the highly anticipated Class 8 hauler. The first thing that’s clear in a shorter

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  • Bulgaria reports its first outbreak of African swine fever

    SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria reported its first outbreak of African swine fever on Friday, with authorities saying seven backyard pigs at a farm close to the Romanian border had been infected with the disease. African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that affects pigs and wild boar. It does not affect humans. Seven infected

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