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Internal documents show 3M hid PFAS dangers for decades

May 9, 2019 – By Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press – A 3M environmental specialist, in a scathing resignation letter, accused company officials of being "unethical" and more "concerned with markets, legal defensibility and image over environmental safety" when it came to PFAS, the emerging contaminant causing a potential crisis throughout Michigan and the country.

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Nielsen data reveals strategies for organic produce

May 9, 2019 – By Amy Sowder, The Packer – Organic produce is a $5.7 billion industry, taking up almost a 10% share of all U.S. retail produce sales — and there’s no sign of this trend letting up anytime soon.

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Luke Perry was buried in a mushroom suit – which could become a trend

May 8, 2019 – By Nicole Lyn Pesce, MarketWatch – Traditional funeral services, such as embalming and cremation, contribute to our carbon footprints even after our deaths, so a growing number of environmentally conscious people are looking into sustainable alternatives for laying themselves or loved ones to rest.

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'New economics': the way to save the planet?

May 8, 2019 – By Matthew Green, Reuters – The science is in: the endless pursuit of economic growth is devouring the foundations of life on Earth, and no country – rich or poor – can expect to escape dire consequences if things go on as they are. So how might the world change course?

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Court Decision Could Devastate Waldoboro Businesses

May 8, 2019 – By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News – Two Waldoboro businesses are grappling with a March court ruling that could restrict seaweed harvesting throughout the state. Both North American Kelp, at 41 Cross St., and Ocean Organics Corp., at 141 One Pie Road, have based their business models on sustainable rockweed harvesting, parlaying the natural resource to create jobs and grow their companies.

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Bayer Braces for Third Roundup Verdict

May 8, 2019 – By Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg – The jury in Bayer AG’s third Roundup weedkiller trial was urged by a plaintiffs’ lawyer to consider socking the company with $1 billion in damages as punishment for covering up the health risks of the herbicide for decades.

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