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Islamic State occupation wrecks Iraq environment and infrastructure.

Mercury - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
UNEP report provides initial tally of contaminated sites and destroyed water systems.

Sydney waste-power incinerator plans halved amid pollution and health fears.

Mercury - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The plant’s operator seeks approval for a phased development in the face of residents’ opposition and concerns over air quality.

What if DuPont had gone green in North Carolina?

Green chemistry drivers - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
DuPont never ramped up a greener production technique that the company licensed from UNC that might have reduced demand for chemicals like GenX years ago.

Chemical ban impacts bedding, furniture.

Flame retardants - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Legislation that bans the sale of certain types of bedding and furniture treated with a controversial flame retardant chemical became law in Rhode Island at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Interfaith group addresses climate change.

Faith and environment - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Interfaith Power and Light, a nonprofit organization represented in 40 states, including North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., has become a leading nationwide faith-based player in the climate change debate.

Yamuna pollution: Religious rites cannot clash with our ecological responsibilities.

Faith and environment - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
In what has become a sad annual feature, the Yamuna River is once again in a terrible state as a result of the immersion after the Durga puja festivities.

Interfaith group addresses climate change.

Environmental justice - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Interfaith Power and Light, a nonprofit organization represented in 40 states, including North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., has become a leading nationwide faith-based player in the climate change debate.

Undermining the rule of law at the EPA.

Environmental justice - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
What good are laws without enforcement? Scott Pruitt wants to stop paying the Justice Department for hazardous waste litigation.

Desperation grows in Puerto Rico’s poor communities without water or power.

Climate and health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The health crisis is intensifying two weeks after Hurricane Maria, and government aid is slow. 'We could see significant epidemics,' a health expert warned.

Trump's pick for EPA safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity.

Cancer - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
If confirmed to the EPA, Michael Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend.

What if DuPont had gone green in North Carolina?

Cancer - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
DuPont never ramped up a greener production technique that the company licensed from UNC that might have reduced demand for chemicals like GenX years ago.

Chemical ban impacts bedding, furniture.

Cancer - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Legislation that bans the sale of certain types of bedding and furniture treated with a controversial flame retardant chemical became law in Rhode Island at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Workplace carcinogens lead to thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year: Study.

Cancer - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Workplace exposure to carcinogens such as diesel exhaust, asbestos and silica are together causing thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year, says a new study that reveals the toll of on-the-job hazardous substances.

Sydney waste-power incinerator plans halved amid pollution and health fears.

Cancer - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The plant’s operator seeks approval for a phased development in the face of residents’ opposition and concerns over air quality.

Workplace carcinogens lead to thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year: Study.

Asbestos - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Workplace exposure to carcinogens such as diesel exhaust, asbestos and silica are together causing thousands of cancer cases in Ontario each year, says a new study that reveals the toll of on-the-job hazardous substances.

Undermining the rule of law at the EPA.

Asbestos - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
What good are laws without enforcement? Scott Pruitt wants to stop paying the Justice Department for hazardous waste litigation.

As marijuana industry explodes, some shift focus to water conservation.

Water quantity - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
No one yet knows how big the legalized recreational marijuana business will become. But as it grows, water consumption is sure to become a concern in the arid West.

California is giving water back to native fish – but how much?

Water quantity - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The state proposes to amend hundreds of water rights to help endangered salmon in the San Joaquin River, as well as other species. But there’s lots of disagreement about how much water the fish need to thrive.

Could this major grant by Paul Allen signal deeper climate giving to come?

Solutions - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The tech donor’s latest major grant is right in the sweet spot between the two fields, a $4 million commitment that will back the deep ocean probes monitoring how ocean temperatures are changing.

Test shows fishing sinkers can spike lead in water to 6,000 times federal limit.

Lead - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
A professor who helped expose the Flint water crisis says a single, new lead sinker placed in a water faucet can spike lead levels up to 96,000 parts per billion -- more than 6,000 times the federal limit.

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