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An environmental victory for Washington, but economic challenges remain.

Cancer - 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?

Cancer - 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.

Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

Bisphenol A - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

Air pollution: Why this year is not going to be different from the last.

Air Quality - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Delhi faced one of its worst winters in terms of air quality last year. Crop burning, Diwali crackers, and coal power plants all added to the mess. But have we learnt any lessons?

The sinking city: Floods the new reality of life by the river.

Water quantity - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Flooding is an ancient problem in Christchurch, but it has become more severe. It is the major consequence of life in a sinking city while the ocean rises.

High-altitude Colorado boreal toad left unlisted as endangered species.

Water quality - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The eastern boreal toad population in the high elevations of Colorado and other Rocky Mountain states may be in decline, but it will not be granted protected status under the national Endangered Species Act.

Honey tests reveal global contamination by bee-harming pesticides.

Pesticides - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Neonicotinoid insecticides are found in 75 percent of global honey samples and half contain a cocktail of chemicals.

Trump nominates a coal lobbyist to be No. 2 at EPA.

Pesticides - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The nominee, Andrew R. Wheeler, is a former aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, an outspoken denier of established science on climate change, and has worked as a lobbyist for Murray Energy.

How an activist minister in Philippines took on the mining barons.

Mercury - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Gina Lopez, who served as the Philippines’ environment chief, talks about her embattled, short-lived tenure and explains why it’s so difficult to rein in the country’s powerful and environmentally destructive mining industry.

Trump nominates a coal lobbyist to be No. 2 at EPA.

Distorting science - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The nominee, Andrew R. Wheeler, is a former aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, an outspoken denier of established science on climate change, and has worked as a lobbyist for Murray Energy.

Peter Seligmann: Lessons from a lifetime devoted to conservation.

Children's health - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
In 1987, Peter Seligmann co-founded the nonprofit Conservation International — an organization that would go on to become one of the largest and most influential environmental nongovernmental organizations in the world.

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

Cancer - 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.

Honey tests reveal global contamination by bee-harming pesticides.

Bee Colony Collapse - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Neonicotinoid insecticides are found in 75 percent of global honey samples and half contain a cocktail of chemicals.

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

Cancer - 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.

How the benzene tree polluted the world.

Endocrine disruptors - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The organic compounds that enabled industrialization have unintended, long-lasting consequences for the planet’s life.

Environment Is big winner in U.S.–Mexico Colorado River agreement.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
A new agreement signed between the U.S. and Mexico continues an important collaboration in managing the Colorado River, but also gives new hope for reviving stretches of the river that have run dry.

California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

Water quality - 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.

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

Water quality - 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.

Energy project shows promise, once connected to the grid.

Solutions - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
In this era of fossil-fuel induced climate change, alternative energy projects should be the new way of doing business.

Reconciling sex-related bias: an alternative method for data analysis.

Phthalates - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Boys and girls can respond in different, sex-specific ways to certain environmental exposures. A new method for analyzing study data may help researchers identify these sex-specific responses more accurately.

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