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Triclosan could be really harmful to your gut, and it's probably in your toothpaste

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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 2:04pm

Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in toys, toothpaste, cosmetics and more than 2,000 other consumer products, has been found to wreak havoc on the guts of mice whose blood concentrations of the compound are roughly equivalent to a typical level for humans.

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Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is turning to another resource to power the kingdom — sunshine

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Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:19pm

Ever since a team of American geologists discovered oil in the Saudi Arabian desert 80 years ago, the kingdom’s vast crude reserves, estimated at one-fifth of the world’s total, have been the primary engine of its economic growth — and a major source of its international clout.

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Estonia Is About To Roll Out Free Public Transport Across The Whole Country

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Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:18pm

If you like getting things for free, be prepared to feel envious. Starting July 1, Estonia will allow citizens to get from one end of the northern European country to the other without ever reaching into their wallets.

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EPA used disavowed research to justify putting dirtier trucks on the road

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Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:10pm

At a time when acts of defiance against the Trump administration are ​​​​routine in Sacramento, the rebuke that breezed through the California Assembly this month still came as a jolt. Even Trump loyalists in the chamber joined in.

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Straws. Bottle caps. Polyester. These are the new targets of California's environmental movement

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Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:03pm

It took years of activist campaigns to turn the plastic bag into a villain, and hard-fought legislation to reduce its presence in oceans and waterways. Now, environmentalists and lawmakers are deploying similar tactics against a new generation of plastic pollutants.