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The roiled solar power market shows how Trump's tariffs can disrupt an industry

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Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:04pm

A 30% U.S. tariff on imported solar panels put in place last winter should have caused prices here to jump.

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EPA Sitting On Warnings About Cancer-Causing Chemical: Report

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:01pm

The Environmental Protection Agency is suppressing a bombshell report warning that most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor to risk developing leukemia or other diseases, a former agency official and a current one told Politico.

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How Staples Center and the Kings learned to make ice from thin air

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Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:22pm

Executives from Staples Center and the Los Angeles Kings were willing to hear a start-up’s pitch about slicing energy costs and improving the quality of the arena’s ice sheet, which has never enjoyed a great reputation among professional hockey players.

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Protecting your skin and saving baby corals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive

Published: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 5:17pm

Beach season is officially in full swing, with Americans heading to the coast to swim, lounge, camp, party and generally cool off from the heat-drenched cities. And because we’ve been so well trained to avoid the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer, most beachgoers will be mindful to slather on a generous coating of sunscreen.

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These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads

Published: 
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 1:04pm

Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife.