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South Sudan’s bleak future.

Water quantity - 8 hours 37 min ago
War rages on, and now famine threatens a most vulnerable population.

Our View: Who’s hurting the Colorado River? Hint: It’s not Mother Nature.

Water quantity - 8 hours 37 min ago
It’s easy to blame Mother Nature for the West’s water problems. But the water cycle is not faltering. Humans’ increasing demands upon this natural resource is the real enemy.

State must boost funding for vital public health agencies.

Lead - 8 hours 37 min ago
Budget realities have to be considered, but the Legislature, as it hashes out its own spending plans in the House and Senate, should not consider providing less than the governor has outlined.

How to defeat those who are waging war on science.

Lead - 8 hours 37 min ago
Here are five meaningful steps you can take.

Fearing climate change policy under Trump, STEM group works to get scientists elected.

Distorting science - 8 hours 37 min ago
Scientists across the country are planning to go to Washington — and take office. Shaughnessy Naughton is the founder of 314 Action a non profit that helps scientists run for office.

Politicians are fast learning how to bring climate denial into the classroom under Trump.

Distorting science - 8 hours 37 min ago
Politicians are serving up climate denial as academic freedom.

How to defeat those who are waging war on science.

Distorting science - 8 hours 37 min ago
Here are five meaningful steps you can take.

South Sudan’s bleak future.

Children's health - 8 hours 37 min ago
War rages on, and now famine threatens a most vulnerable population.

Silent but toxic, chemical vapors contaminate hundreds of properties across Minnesota.

Cancer - 8 hours 37 min ago
Pollution officials this month began rolling out a new set of rules requiring property owners to test for and address vapors before transferring property.

Bangladesh opens first solar-powered food warehouse.

Water quantity - 8 hours 37 min ago
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated on Sunday the country's first solar-powered food warehouse with a capacity of 25,000 tons of grain in the northern part of the country.

Climate change predicted to transform Vancouver into San Diego, but at a heavy cost.

Water quality - 8 hours 37 min ago
A major climate-change study predicts temperatures in Metro Vancouver will exceed those of present-day Southern California in the coming decades.

Bangladesh opens first solar-powered food warehouse.

Solutions - 8 hours 37 min ago
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated on Sunday the country's first solar-powered food warehouse with a capacity of 25,000 tons of grain in the northern part of the country.

Farming nonprofit aims to grow North End co-op in Detroit.

Solutions - 8 hours 37 min ago
On Detroit's north end, volunteers hope to marry food distribution with farming skills to engage and feed residents.

Battle to ban Roundup: Government rows back on banning chemical used in growing food crops in Ireland.

Pesticides - 8 hours 37 min ago
The Department of Agriculture had decided to halt use of glyphosate on food crops pending review, in line with Brussels. Why the change of heart?

NJ lowers child blood lead level benchmark to increase early intervention, treatment.

Lead - 8 hours 37 min ago
Lead screening and treatment requirements for New Jersey children are about to get tighter as the state establishes stricter guidelines to better care for those at risk.

Bad grades for school water.

Lead - 8 hours 37 min ago
A year after lead contamination in the Flint, Mich., water supply burst into the national spotlight, a new report says Massachusetts public schools are largely failing to provide safe drinking water to students.

How many chemicals are in use today?

Flame retardants - 8 hours 37 min ago
EPA struggles to keep its chemical inventory up to date.

High levels of flame retardants found in indoor cats.

Flame retardants - 8 hours 37 min ago
Indoor cats have high levels of brominated flame retardants in their blood, researchers have found.

Battle to ban Roundup: Government rows back on banning chemical used in growing food crops in Ireland.

Endocrine disruptors - 8 hours 37 min ago
The Department of Agriculture had decided to halt use of glyphosate on food crops pending review, in line with Brussels. Why the change of heart?

High levels of flame retardants found in indoor cats.

Endocrine disruptors - 8 hours 37 min ago
Indoor cats have high levels of brominated flame retardants in their blood, researchers have found.

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