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Reporting on the world’s most controversial farm chemical.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Veteran journalist Carey Gillam’s new book sheds light on the ongoing battle over glyphosate, the nation's most commonly used herbicide.

Here’s one more reason to be scared of cheap sushi.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A new federal report warns that imported fish often contains dangerous drug residue.

Local cancer survivor speaks out against Trump's EPA nominee.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Trevor Schaefer, first made headlines when "Trevor's Law" was adopted last year as a part of Congress' overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

SF to ban sale of upholstered furniture containing flame retardants linked to cancer.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The ban would extend to online sales and also include children’s products, such as booster seats, changing pads and high chairs.

These chemicals are bad for babies and whales: Why haven't they been banned in Canada?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A federal agency in the United States took action last month to ban an entire class of toxic flame retardants from being added to a wide variety of consumer products. It’s a first for the U.S. — and it could be done in Canada too.

Wolverine dump chemicals found in water wells across U.S. 131.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Unsafe levels of hazardous chemicals from a decades-old Wolverine World Wide dump site near Belmont have been confirmed in private residential drinking water wells in an expanded testing area southeast of U.S. 131.

Navajo Nation reconsiders ban on genetic research.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Tribal leaders are developing a policy for genetic research and data sharing, potentially ending a 15-year moratorium.

Australian Defence admits three-year delay in warning people about toxic foam danger.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The Department of Defence has admitted it should have warned the public about a chemical contamination scandal three years earlier than it did.

Lawyer overseeing C8 contamination testing criticized.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The New York City attorney overseeing testing of Mid-Ohio Valley residents for C8 (perfluorooctanoic acid) contamination continues to come under fire for his handling of the screening process.

It takes a village to improve a community’s health.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
Halifax County, North Carolina, had some of the lowest health rankings in the state. Alarmed by this, the community pulled together to start making major changes.

We can reduce breast cancer by reducing pollution.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
It is time to recognize that prevention is far cheaper than curing—and that if our society regulated pollution more, we would spend less on healthcare.

Are weed vape pens safe?

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
It's elegant, discreet and nearly odorless – but is vaping marijuana oil actually better for you than an old-fashioned joint?

PFAS chemicals in Katherine town pool prompts closure, mayor tells residents to 'keep a lid' on their alarm.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Katherine Town Council has closed Katherine public pool until further notice after water testing found it contained 15 times the safe maximum level of chemical contaminants.

An environmental victory for Washington, but economic challenges remain.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The rejection of a permit of a Longview coal terminal ends a debate that has raged over the role of Washington in serving Pacific Rim coal-users.

Public funding and radon poisoning, what’s the link?

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
It has only been a short while since the news of drastic budget trimming on various EPA projects by President Donald Trump’s government came out; however, it is already obvious that it will have a long-term effect on the environment.

Inuit say ‘nyet’ to toxic splash from Russian rockets.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Inuit in Canada and Greenland are calling for the postponement of a Russian rocket launch scheduled to deliver a European Space Agency satellite to orbit next week and look for alternative launch vehicles that use non-toxic propellants for any future launches.

Hurricane damage in Puerto Rico leads to fears of drug shortages nationwide.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, manufacturers are rushing to get their plants on the island back on line to avoid production problems.

California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Oil drilling in Los Angeles has been associated with asthma, heart disease and low-birthweight babies. Close to 300,000 people in Kern County reside within a mile of an oil well.

MEPs vote against exempting some pesticides.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament on October 4 blocked a European Commission proposal that would have exempted some chemicals in pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors.

CRISPR: Can gene-editing help nature cope with climate change?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The new technology may have missed out on this year's Nobel prize, but its potential to shape the planet is growing by the day.

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