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Chemists are uncovering how and why marine organisms synthesize flame-retardant-like molecules.

Flame retardants - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks.

Latinos leading on climate change.

Environmental justice - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
All across the country, Latinos are working hard to fight polluters and protect our air, water and climate. Here are the Latino voices leading the way in fighting climate change.

Pitching desalination as an environmental justice issue is way off base.

Environmental justice - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Rarely, if ever, has a proposed water project been promoted as essential to meet the needs of a particular ethnic group, but that seems to be what some Latino advocacy organizations are claiming in support of a proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

Chemists are uncovering how and why marine organisms synthesize flame-retardant-like molecules.

Endocrine disruptors - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks.

5 potentially harmful chemicals now banned from kids’ products.

Endocrine disruptors - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to approve a final rule that prohibits manufacturers from selling items that have more than a minimal level of five of these potentially harmful chemicals.

ACLU wants Flint kids screened for impact of lead.

Children's health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan want a federal judge to order state and Flint education officials to screen and evaluate all Flint schoolchildren for health and education disabilities stemming from the lead water crisis.

An 11-year-old has become 'America's Top Young Scientist' for her sensor detecting lead in water.

Children's health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old from Lone Tree, Colorado, is the winner of this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her sensor that can detect lead levels in water better than traditional methods.

5 potentially harmful chemicals now banned from kids’ products.

Children's health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to approve a final rule that prohibits manufacturers from selling items that have more than a minimal level of five of these potentially harmful chemicals.

From Flint to Pittsburgh, children need protection from lead, pediatrician says.

Children's health - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
“How do we preserve the tomorrows of our kids?” asked Flint, Mich., pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha at an event Wednesday sharing her ongoing advocacy for eliminating lead exposure in children, first sparked by her city’s water crisis.

Health watchdog finds lead in Infowars diet supplements.

Cancer - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Alex Jones, conspiracy theory and dietary supplement monger, has been accused of being a snake oil salesman. But two of the elixirs he pushes in his Infowars online shop appear to be significantly more dangerous than reptile grease.

Chemists are uncovering how and why marine organisms synthesize flame-retardant-like molecules.

Cancer - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks.

Puerto Rico's environmental catastrophe.

Cancer - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Hurricane Maria has exposed and intensified the island’s ecological crisis and its human consequences. Can it build a sustainable future?

Analysis: Measuring public health impacts after disasters.

Cancer - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Epidemiologists study disease outbreaks in populations to determine who gets sick and why. In the wake of this year's hurricanes, they are assessing impacts from mold, toxic leaks and other threats.

Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say.

Cancer - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster.

Could San Francisco get the oil industry to pay for climate change?

Cancer - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Engineering a solution to the rising tides will be enormously expensive. Which is why the city thinks someone else should pay for it. Like, say, Big Petroleum.

How Las Vegas aims to be the next Silicon Valley for water innovation.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
With millions in state funding, a new startup incubator has begun luring water innovators to Las Vegas.

4 questions about climate change and the California fires.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Rising temperatures can make the U.S. West dangerously combustible. We saw it this year in California wine country.

Learning lessons from Northern California’s fires.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
After 10 stressful days, things are returning to normal — at least a new normal — for most of us.

No more doubt: Climate change hitting California.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
There can no longer be any doubt that man-made, worldwide climate change is greatly affecting California and will affect it much more in the next half century unless there’s major action.

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say.

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