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PPRC's monthly news bulletin "What's New in P2?" has been published for over seven years. News items are frequently added to this page, and old stories are removed from the page after several weeks, or the event has been held, respectively. PPRC is pleased to make news headlines available in RSS .

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The global coal renaissance is the most important climate story today (07/08/2015)
According to data from BP's Statistical Review of Energy, coal consumption has actually been accelerating worldwide since the end of the 1990s:
www.vox.com/2015/7/7/8908179/coal-global-climate-change

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Marijuana Growers Hit A Snag: Toxic Pesticides
Because of the plant's illegal status at the federal level, a main source of agricultural guidance isn't available to pot farmers
www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/22/425249564/marijuana-growers-hit-a-sna
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A Green Neighborhood Watch Targets Polluters in Low-Income Communities
A coalition of activists and government agencies created a website where residents can upload photos, videos, and other evidence of environmental lawbreaking
www.takepart.com/article/2015/07/20/environmental-neighborhood-watch-targets-pol
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EPA introduces new Safer Choice labels and recognizes five Chicago area partners
This summer, EPA's new Safer Choice label began appearing on consumer products such as household soaps and cleaners. To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet stringent human and environmental health criteria.
yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/F80EB2E20D814A5085257E8900535BD9

Cost-saving ultrasound degassing now possible in continuous processing of aluminum melt
Having proved that ultrasound degassing of molten aluminum alloys is cleaner, greener and cheaper than current methods, a team of scientists has now taken the breakthrough a step further.
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150708111251.htm

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Tacoma's Ticking Time Bomb
How oil trains put residents--and their wallets--at risk.
daily.sightline.org/2015/07/08/tacomas-ticking-time-bomb/

 

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