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'Deplorable' Conditions at Westside Trailer Park

Westside Trailer Park, located right outside of Canton in Madison County, is home to a …

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Scott Pruitt to Terminate Obama's Climate Plan

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power …

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OPINION: 'One Lake’ A Triumph of Cronyism?

Flood-control alternatives, including the "One Lake" project for the Pearl River, have been out of the spotlight and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' technical review for nearly four years …

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US Cities, States Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate Deal

A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from …

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Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, is Ditching Plastic Straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls …

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Activists Warn Against 'World's Largest Pellet Mill' in Mississippi

Enviva says it will bring jobs and millions in revenue to an ailing local economy by building the world's largest wood pellet plant in George County, but environmental groups warn …

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Scientist Predict Gulf 'Dead Zone' Nearly the Size of Turkey

Scientists are predicting a near-record Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" — an area where the water holds too little oxygen to sustain marine life.

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OPINION: One Lake—‘One Sewage Lagoon’?

It is interesting how quiet the proponents of the "One Lake" plan have been over the last couple of months. Maybe it is because in September 2018, U.S. Congressman Steve …

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OPINION: Climate Change Threatens Mississippi, Demands Action in Jackson

"Climate change is real. It is human-made and poses an existential threat to our planet."

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OPINION: City of Jackson Leading on Goals to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The City of Jackson is working on a comprehensive action leading to the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality. Mayor Lumumba was one of the major supporters and a signatory of …

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US Tells UN it is Pulling Out of Paris Climate Deal

The United States has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement.