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Navy Introduces Toxins to Drinking Water, Then Expands Operations

Published on Truthout, 12 July 2017.

In Washington State, a Naval Air Base on Whidbey Island has turned the area into a Superfund site and local residents fear that the island’s soil and water may be compromised beyond recovery. The Navy’s response has been to avoid mentioning some of the highly toxic substances in its environmental impact report as it seeks to expand operations at the base.

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The GOP’s Health Care Legislation Is Cruel and Punitive, Doctors Say

Published on Truthout, 10 July 2017.

Insurance is not the same as health care, which is intensely personal, relationship-based and immensely complex, point out physicians and other health professionals. To have non-clinicians in Congress denigrate a service they know nothing about is at the core of this tragic and ill-informed policy debate, says Dr. Bruce Amundson of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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It’s Raining in Antarctica While Trump Slashes Climate Science Funding

Published on Truthout, 3 July 2017.

Parts of Antarctica are turning green due to unprecedented moss growth on the ice continent where an area larger than Texas has experienced half a month of continuous surface melt. As President Trump and his administration continue their assault on climate science and scientists, atmospheric CO2 keeps rising to new record levels.

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