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Chemicals used in plastic food packaging linked to 10% of preterm births in 2018

Grist

A class of chemicals commonly used in plastic food containers and cosmetic products may have caused about 10 percent of the United States’ preterm births in 2018, according to a study from environmental health experts at New York University. Phthalate exposure is just one way the plastics industry externalizes harms.

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Battery storage failure incident rate dropped 97% between 2018 and 2023

Energy Storage News

Battery storage failure incidents have dramatically decreased in frequency in the last few years, but the industry still needs to be more transparent and share data when incidents occur.

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The 2018 Energy Quiz

Jim Conca

Like every year, energy will be a hot topic again in 2018. Do you know which state has the lowest carbon footprint? What energy source has the biggest deathprint? What activity subjects you to the most radiation? Take this energy quiz to test your knowledge of the most important issue in our lives.

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Backspin: EQT acquires pipeline business spun off in 2018

Energy Central

EQT spun off Equitrans (ETRN:NYSE) in 2018. In a reversal of recent history, on Monday (Mar. 11) Pittsburgh-based natural gas producer EQT announced it is buying back gas pipeline giant Equitrans Midstream Corp. billion, all-stock deal.

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The 2018 Year-End Energy Quiz

Jim Conca

Like every year, energy will be a hot topic in 2019. Do you know which state has the lowest CO2 footprint? What energy source has the biggest deathprint? What activity subjects you to the most radiation? Take this year-end energy quiz to test your knowledge of the most important issue in our lives.

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PG&E pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2018 wildfire deaths

Inhabitat - Innovation

Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) pled guilty this week to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one felony count of unlawful fire starting, admitting its faulty power lines began a horrendous 2018 wildfire.

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How to put corporate capital behind climate commitments

GreenBiz

The number of companies with science-based emissions reduction goals grew 500 percent since 2018, but corporate finance supporting those goals is only increasing 5 percent annually.

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