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Trump's NOAA nominee supported privatizing weather data.

Distorting science - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers is a businessman, not a scientist. His nomination to oversee U.S. weather and climate data is raising concerns.

Now even climate-change believers count as ‘deniers.'

Distorting science - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Even if an opinion is wrong, debating it will teach more people what is right. And if the opinion is right, it offers an opportunity to exchange error for truth. Instead, we’re left with just one “right” way of thinking.

Claims filing begins in WV water crisis settlement.

Children's health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Thousands of Kanawha Valley residents, businesses and workers now can file claims to receive their share of the $151 million settlement of the class-action lawsuit over the January 2014 water crisis.

The grandfather of alt-science.

Cancer - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.

The toxic air covering Northern California.

Cancer - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
They may be far away from the flames, but millions of residents are inhaling deadly pollution from the devastating wildfires.

EPA approves plan to remove San Jacinto Waste pits from river.

Cancer - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Superfund site that leaked in Hurricane Harvey will be cleaned up.

Research details packaging chemicals found in food.

Cancer - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Chemicals from plastic and paper packaging are leaching into some foods sold in New Zealand, new research shows.

What to know about toxic Wolverine dump sites and drinking water.

Cancer - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The international Hush Puppies shoe brand has left a toxic footprint in neighborhoods north of Grand Rapids.

Napa fires make San Francisco air worse than Beijing, causing a run on masks.

Water quantity - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Home Depot is sold out of face masks, people sleeping in shelters have bandanas tied around their faces.

Getting the lead out of spices, powders, supplements.

Lead - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Public health experts are joining forces to reduce children’s exposure to lead-tainted spices and other imports.

Getting the lead out of spices, powders, supplements.

Children's health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Public health experts are joining forces to reduce children’s exposure to lead-tainted spices and other imports.

In cities, it's the smoke, not the fire, that will get you.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
As climate-change fuels increasingly large and frequent wildfires that hit closer and closer to densely populated urban centers, the smoke they produce is becoming a public health crisis.

Wildfires: How they form, and why they're so dangerous.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Everything you need to know about wildfires.

Did Monsanto ignore evidence linking its weed killer to cancer?

Pesticides - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Attorneys and activists have accused Monsanto of manipulating the science around glyphosate’s health impacts—in essence, of following the playbook written by Big Tobacco.

'Conflict of interest' row flares in advance of  PFOA discussions.

Endocrine disruptors - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The European Commission and the consultancy it hired to work on its draft nomination of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to the Stockholm Convention, have both refuted claims of "a conflict of interest cloud over the proceedings".

Did Monsanto ignore evidence linking its weed killer to cancer?

Distorting science - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Attorneys and activists have accused Monsanto of manipulating the science around glyphosate’s health impacts—in essence, of following the playbook written by Big Tobacco.

'Conflict of interest' row flares in advance of  PFOA discussions.

Distorting science - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The European Commission and the consultancy it hired to work on its draft nomination of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to the Stockholm Convention, have both refuted claims of "a conflict of interest cloud over the proceedings".

Did Monsanto ignore evidence linking its weed killer to cancer?

Cancer - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Attorneys and activists have accused Monsanto of manipulating the science around glyphosate’s health impacts—in essence, of following the playbook written by Big Tobacco.

'Conflict of interest' row flares in advance of  PFOA discussions.

Cancer - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The European Commission and the consultancy it hired to work on its draft nomination of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to the Stockholm Convention, have both refuted claims of "a conflict of interest cloud over the proceedings".

Why malaria is spreading in Venezuela.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
A country in economic crisis faces a new challenge.

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