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10/22/2019 - 'It's where we come from': the River People in Mexico left without a river



The demise of the Colorado River has destroyed the social fabric of the Cucapá tribe and is partly to blame for its population decline

10/22/2019 - Thailand bans use of paraquat and other toxic farm chemicals



Thailand's government agreed Tuesday to ban the use of paraquat, glyphosate, and chlorpyrifos - three farming chemicals widely regarded as dangerous to human health.

10/22/2019 - Building a high-tech indoor farm in the steel town of Braddock



The farm is expected to produce more than 500,000 pounds of greens from its 25,000-square-foot grow room during the first full year of operation.

10/22/2019 - Defend the Water rally returns to greet President Trump at shale conference



The rally, organized by a coalition of local and regional advocacy groups, happens Wednesday as President Trump speaks at a fracking industry gathering.

10/22/2019 - Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh focuses on natural gas market, not just Trump’s visit



The realities of natural gas drilling in a low-price market will be among the themes at this week's Shale Insight 2019, the annual conference in downtown Pittsburgh where President Trump is scheduled to appear Wednesday.

10/22/2019 - PA senate passes bill to legalize road dumping of conventional drilling wastewater 26-23 without debate



Using a procedure usually used for last minute budget bills, the Senate took the vote immediately after the bill was reported out of the Senate Appropriations Committee without waiting.

10/22/2019 - The new science fossil fuel companies fear



Researchers can now link weather events to emissions – and to the companies responsible. A string of lawsuits is about to give “attribution science” a real-life test.

10/22/2019 - The Float Lab is an artificial habitat for sea life in San Francisco Bay



Currently bobbing in the waters near Oakland, California, the habitat is a prototype three years in the making.

10/22/2019 - How Dove is ditching virgin plastic packaging



Dove is aiming to cut its virgin plastic use by 20,000 tons a year by 2025.

10/22/2019 - Should countries and cities generate energy by burning trash?



As the world's garbage piles up, controversy over waste-to-energy incineration continues.