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$62 million award in suit over toxic chemicals at school

Nov. 12, 2021 10:29 AM EST

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — Students and parents who say they suffered brain injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals at a Monroe, Washington, public school were awarded $62 million by a jury this week. The Seattle Times reports that Wednesday's decision is the second...

EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'

Oct. 18, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Monday it is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams. ...

Ozone hole over Antarctica larger than usual, scientists say

Sep. 16, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer over the Southern Hemisphere is larger than usual this year and already surpasses the size of Antarctica. The European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said Thursday that the...