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Celebrate Juneteenth with ‘Black Barbie’

The Netflix documentary directed by Lagueria Davis drops today.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Very Stable Genius’ — not

In retrospect, humiliating Sessions seems petty compared to reassuring the American public that anyone can get a test whenever they need for a virus that can kill them, when, in fact, they can’t get a test because this very stable genius had already presided over the mass firing of the very people who know most about viruses, and had already cut the budgets of every agency we’d normally rely on to combat the disease.

Hostile Takeover at the EPA

Anti-democratic governments, which thrive on obfuscating truth, seek to delegitimize and suppress scientists and other authoritative voices that offer accurate information that can be used to hold the government to account… So people who live near facilities that emit carcinogens or other hazardous pollutants are likely to be breathing more of them than before.

EPA initiates second round of mediation on Housatonic River cleanup

Berkshire County residents have been vehemently and consistently opposed to dumping PCB waste in any of the three locations that GE has proposed – Woods Pond, Rising Pond, and Lenox Dale. EPA’s final permit required GE to transport all PCB waste off-site to a licensed PCB disposal facility.

Book Review ‘Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.’

Would that all history were put across this way, and would that Americans were taught the simple, brutal, unadorned truths of our collective pasts, as they happened, and not as we would want them to have happened.

Few grumblings at U.S. Rep. Richard Neal’s Berkshire town hall

Neal added, however, that even though great gains have been made in the field of renewable energy, "plentiful natural gas" should remain an option, in part because it "does less harm" to the environment.

Congressman Neal in Great Barrington, bearing gifts: An EPA brownfields grant

The $300,000 Brownfields Community Wide Assessment grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to perform Phase One and Phase Two environmental assessments of several properties, most of them in and around the village of Housatonic.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, said he would replace the academic scientists with representatives from industries whose pollution the agency is supposed to regulate.

The Self-Taught Gardener: The fretting season

Everyone talks of the weather, but can we do something about it?

ORANGE ALERT: The (sometimes)daily outrage

"They — we'll be fine with the environment. We can leave a little bit, but you can't destroy businesses."
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