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  1. The Trump Administration Just Punted on How to Handle the Most Toxic Pesticides

    05.25 / 09:04 motherjones.com Motherjones.com - Environment
    Back in March, the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly reversed its own decision to ban a highly toxic insecticide called chlorpyrifos—an endocrine-disrupting chemical that is strongly suspected of hindering brain development in kids, even at tiny exposure levels. Turns out, the EPA wasn't done running interference for the chemical, a big seller for agrichemical giant Dow Agrosciences. On Monday, the agency shelved a proposal, originally scheduled to go into effect on…
  2. Team Pope to Team Trump: Please Just Stay in the Paris Climate Deal

    05.24 / 16:54 motherjones.com Motherjones.com - Environment
    Pope Francis used the opportunity of President Donald Trump's Vatican visit on Wednesday to urge the US to stay in the landmark Paris climate accord. It's a decision the new president has been kicking down the road ever since assuming office, despite a campaign pledge to withdraw from, or "cancel," US involvement in the deal. According to CNN: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, briefing reporters on Air Force One after the meeting, said terrorism and climate change came up. He said…