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It it safe to eat fish from the Grand River?

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The short answer is yes, but it depends on the type and amount of fish and which part of the river it comes from.

EPA finds dioxin exposed at Superfund site after storm, orders tests.

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Cancer-causing dioxins leached from a Superfund site along a Texas river during Hurricane Harvey flooding, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said, triggering calls on Friday for the toxic waste to be permanently moved.

Minden, West Virgina, needs relief, not our benign neglect.

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Minden residents are dying of cancer and there is a known carcinogen stalking the neighborhood.

Pompton Lakes plan has risks.

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
A proposed plan to pump water through a horizontal well into the contaminated groundwater beneath the affected homes to dilute the contamination, but not remove it sounds suspect, to say the least.

Why the 97% climate consensus is important.

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Some have argued that consensus messaging is counter-productive. Here’s why they’re wrong.

New ozone pollution rules take effect over objections from Trump's team.

Asthma - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
New ozone pollution rules are taking effect that are aimed at reducing medical costs and saving lives. But those regulations are the same ones that the Trump administration had wanted to rewrite and to delay.

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .

Water quality - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Scott Pruitt wants to cut waste at the EPA. Here's what he could save by cutting his own expenses.

‘Coal is dead’ and oil faces ‘peak demand,’ says world’s largest investment group.

Solutions - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
BlackRock investment group, with $5 trillion in assets, is bullish on electric cars and renewables.

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .

Pesticides - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Scott Pruitt wants to cut waste at the EPA. Here's what he could save by cutting his own expenses.

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .

Environmental justice - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Scott Pruitt wants to cut waste at the EPA. Here's what he could save by cutting his own expenses.

Here are some EPA programs that Scott Pruitt’s $900,000 taxpayer-funded expenses could pay for .

Cancer - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Scott Pruitt wants to cut waste at the EPA. Here's what he could save by cutting his own expenses.

Puerto Rico’s slow-motion medical disaster.

Cancer - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 10:00
Hurricane Maria left a ruined island and 16 Puerto Rico residents dead. But public health experts worry that figure could climb higher in the coming weeks, as many on the island fail to get medicines or treatment they need for chronic diseases.

Study: Rain and snow can transport chemicals to Minnesota's lakes, rivers.

Pesticides - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
A new study offers an explanation to the mystery of why pharmaceuticals and other chemicals are found in remote Minnesota lakes, far from developed land that would create contaminated runoff.

Study: Rain and snow can transport chemicals to Minnesota's lakes, rivers.

Flame retardants - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
A new study offers an explanation to the mystery of why pharmaceuticals and other chemicals are found in remote Minnesota lakes, far from developed land that would create contaminated runoff.

With rats and frogs in Camp Pendleton water supply, base agrees to federal decree.

Water quality - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Water safety inspectors visiting Camp Pendleton over several days in late June uncovered rats rotting on a reservoir gate, a desiccated frog clinging to a reservoir ladder and another rodent carcass floating in treated water.

Safe to eat: Don’t infer Ferner fish floundered due to algae.

Mercury - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
As Toledo activist Mike Ferner poured a pitcher of algae-infused water and two dead fish into the fountain at One Government Center a week ago, cameras were rolling and the message was delivered in a succinct and well-orchestrated fashion.

Safe to eat: Don’t infer Ferner fish floundered due to algae.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
As Toledo activist Mike Ferner poured a pitcher of algae-infused water and two dead fish into the fountain at One Government Center a week ago, cameras were rolling and the message was delivered in a succinct and well-orchestrated fashion.

Nestlé pays $200 a year to bottle water near Flint – where water is undrinkable.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
While Flint battles a water crisis, just two hours away the beverage giant pumps almost 100,000 times what an average Michigan resident uses into plastic bottles.

WHO tells governments to reject Philip Morris-funded smoking foundation.

Distorting science - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The World Health Organization told governments on Thursday not to get involved in a foundation funded by tobacco firm Philip Morris International to look at ways of reducing the harm from smoking.

The Netherlands is paving the way in toilet paper infrastructure.

Water quality - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
A parking lot and stretch of highway made from recycled toilet paper help move a portion of the sludge out of the wastewater stream.

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