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Hidden costs of climate change running hundreds of billions a year.

Water quantity - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Extreme weather, made worse by climate change, along with the health impacts of burning fossil fuels, has cost the U.S. economy at least $240 billion a year over the past ten years, a new report has found.

US phthalates ban will add costs, says Toy Association.

Phthalates - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The Toy Association in the US says that a rule to ban the use of five phthalates in children's products will necessitate testing which "adds cost for the consumer with no safety benefit."

The mystery of the dead bumblebees and the linden trees.

Pesticides - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Large numbers of bees were turning up sick or dead beneath fragrant trees in botanic garden in London. Two scientists set out to crack the case.

Why we should make room for debate about high-tech meat.

Pesticides - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The burgeoning alternative protein industry is drawing new lines and making interesting bedfellows—all the more reason to stay engaged in the conversation.

PWSA looks at pipe coatings to tackle lead problem.

Lead - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
An emerging technology could coat the insides of lead service lines, a process shown elsewhere to prevent lead contamination for much less expense and disruption than excavation and replacement.

Minden PCB report shows samples 10 times the actionable standard set by EPA.

Endocrine disruptors - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Minden is home to what was once the Shaffer Equipment Company, which EPA agents declared a Superfund site in need of clean-up in 1992 after PCB contamination was discovered there in 1985.

US phthalates ban will add costs, says Toy Association.

Endocrine disruptors - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The Toy Association in the US says that a rule to ban the use of five phthalates in children's products will necessitate testing which "adds cost for the consumer with no safety benefit."

Trump: The climate regulator?

Distorting science - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
President George W. Bush punted on the issue. President Obama's team tried but failed. President Trump might be the first chief executive to regulate power plants' greenhouse gas emissions.

Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper.

Distorting science - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
As usual, conservative media outlets distorted a climate science paper to advance the denialist agenda.

Volkswagen cheated. Make them pay.

Distorting science - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The U.S. has been swift enough to secure billions of dollars in fines from the company, as criminal and civil penalties for breaking environmental law. But our federal Environment Ministry has done nothing.

Minden PCB report shows samples 10 times the actionable standard set by EPA.

Cancer - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Minden is home to what was once the Shaffer Equipment Company, which EPA agents declared a Superfund site in need of clean-up in 1992 after PCB contamination was discovered there in 1985.

The mystery of the dead bumblebees and the linden trees.

Bee Colony Collapse - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Large numbers of bees were turning up sick or dead beneath fragrant trees in botanic garden in London. Two scientists set out to crack the case.

Trump: The climate regulator?

Mercury - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
President George W. Bush punted on the issue. President Obama's team tried but failed. President Trump might be the first chief executive to regulate power plants' greenhouse gas emissions.

Volkswagen cheated. Make them pay.

Asthma - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The U.S. has been swift enough to secure billions of dollars in fines from the company, as criminal and civil penalties for breaking environmental law. But our federal Environment Ministry has done nothing.

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