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David Attenborough urges action on plastics after filming Blue Planet II.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Naturalist says experience making second series of BBC show revealed devastating threat posed to oceans by plastic.

It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

Commentary: Sperm counts, testicular cancers, and the environment.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Should we be worried about our future ability to reproduce ourselves, as some media coverage has claimed? We have already waited too long. As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote: “Our human future will only be as healthy as our sperm.”

The toxic air covering Northern California.

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.

Research details packaging chemicals found in food.

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.

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

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

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".

Every Tasmanian fire station to be tested for toxic foam contamination.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Every major fire station in Tasmania is being investigated for potential contamination from toxic chemicals used in firefighting foam — described as “the Agent Orange of firefighting”.

Minnesota has 2,669 troubled bodies of water, draft list says.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add more lakes and streams to the state's list of impaired waters.

EU pesticide debate needs more 'independent expertise': Macron.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
France and the European Union need independent scientific experts to guide them on divisive environmental issues such as pesticides, French President Emmanuel Macron said, criticizing some research as prone to lobbying pressures.

In-depth firefighting foam contamination tests at Albatross and Jervis Bay.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Results of in-depth testing at HMAS Albatross due to possible contamination from the historical use of firefighting foams are expected to be reported by the end of the year.

Belmont residents in pollution path wade into legislative debate.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Plainfield Township residents living near a spreading chemical plume, traveled to Lansing to speak out against a bill that would prohibit the state from passing regulations that are stricter than existing federal standards.

Canada groups urge government to toughen toxic chemicals law.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Five environmental groups say Canada’s law governing toxic chemicals is outdated and they urge the government to amend soon it to protect children and the general population.

DowDuPont, Chemours named in GenX lawsuit.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit charging Chemours and its former parent DowDuPont with contaminating drinking water in Wilmington, N.C., with the fluoropolymer processing aid GenX.

Weed killer for breakfast.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
New book explores controversial week killer, cancer and corrupt science.

Sewage plants are leaking millions of tiny plastic beads into Britain's seas.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The plastic beads used for filtering sewage are hard to spot and pose a risk to wildlife, according to a new report.

Key glyphosate hearing to take place in heated atmosphere.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s environment and agriculture committees are holding on Wednesday a highly anticipated public hearing on the so-called “Monsanto papers” and glyphosate.

Agent Orange, exposed: How U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam unleashed a slow-moving disaster.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Some 45 million liters of the poisoned spray was Agent Orange, which contains the toxic compound dioxin. It has unleashed in Vietnam a slow-onset disaster whose devastating economic, health and ecological impacts that are still being felt today.

$1.05 billion Willamette River Superfund cleanup faces delay after EPA revises plan, state says.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to either delay, or unravel, the long-sought plan to clean up a contaminated 10-mile stretch of the Willamette River in Portland.

EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Lawyers on the “Monsanto papers” case accused the EU agencies responsible for food safety and chemicals of “wilfully sawing off certain studies” in their risk assessment of glyphosate.

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