Daily Archives: August 5, 2018

A Nobel Prize-winning chemist shares his studies with the world

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How Africa is Becoming China’s China


Wendover Productions

Published on Jul 31, 2018

Hundreds of toxic sites await cleanup under Superfund program


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 5, 2018

In 1980, the Congress approved the Superfund program, generating money to clean up the country’s most hazardous toxic sites by imposing a tax on industries that polluted the most. Since 2000, the program’s purchasing power has declined by 40 percent and over 1,300 sites still need to be cleaned up. Katherine Probst, who has analyzed the program, joins Megan Thompson for more.

US-China Trade Battle Escalates


VOA News

Published on Aug 5, 2018

Washington is observing the latest escalation in tensions between the United States and its trading partners, with China threatening to slap tariffs on more than 5,000 American-made products totaling $60 billion. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, Beijing’s announcement came after the Trump administration proposed raising tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, continuing a tit-for-tat trade battle that is alarming many in the U.S. business community and dividing the Republican Party.