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EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations

Signed into rules on Wednesday, the new regulations put more authority back in the hands of industry and states to regulate their own waste. For example, states can tailor disposal requirements to specific sites. They also “provide states and utilities much-needed flexibility in the management of coal ash, while ensuring …

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Hot summer leading to ‘toxic’ algae

Image copyright Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Image caption A freshwater ecologist says blue-green algae had been a particular problem this summer Potentially toxic algae is blooming in rivers and lochs during Scotland’s long, hot summer, scientists have warned. Blue-green algae, which poses a health risk to humans and animals, …

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How parents tackle bedtime around the world

Yet the places where children sleep, the time they lay down at night and even how they prepare for shut-eye vary across cultures. While photographing the series, “I met many families who sleep together in one room or children who sleep in a space of convenience, rather than a place …

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How many kids still believe in Santa?

The Parent Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where are you on the curve? In interviews, 85% of 4-year-olds said that they believed in Santa, 65% of 6-year-olds said that they believed, and 25% of 8-year-olds said that they believed. Those numbers …

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Would you let your child play football?

The Parent Curve offers a look at the norms and numbers around tough decisions parents face. Where are you on the curve? In 2016, an estimated 982,000 US children ages 6 to 12 were core participants in tackle football, according to a Sports and Fitness Industry Association survey conducted on …

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