The fire at Victoria, Australia’s Hazelwood coal mine started started February 9, and it hasn’t stopped yet. Now, three weeks later, the state is telling children, the elderly, and pregnant women in the nearby town of South Morwell to leave to escape the smoke and ash in the air.
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Following 40 years of sustained fighting on behalf of human health, the environment, and a livable climate, Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) announced on Thursday that he would retire from Congress after this year. Who will fill his shoes is as yet unknown.