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Setback for EU deal on hormone-disrupting chemicals.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The EU's efforts to regulate chemicals that potentially disrupt the body's hormones suffered a setback today when the European Parliament blocked a key proposal.

California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

Pesticides - 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.

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.

Federal moves unlikely to ‘make coal great again,’ experts say at Ohio panel.

Mercury - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The Trump administration’s shifts in energy and environmental policy likely won’t change the downward trajectory of America’s coal sector, industry experts reported at a panel in Cleveland this week.

Call for awareness on environmental dangers of mercury.

Mercury - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta says now is the time to intensify public awareness on mercury issues now that Namibia has become the 75th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

MEPs vote against exempting some pesticides.

Endocrine disruptors - 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.

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

Endocrine disruptors - 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.

California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

Children's health - 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.

California game changers: Can we ban fracking?

Cancer - 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.

Cancer - 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?

Cancer - 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.

China diverts 10 billion cubic meters of water to arid north in massive project.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Water supplies in north have been challenged by droughts, a surging population, agriculture, and manufacturing growth.

Drought-hit and hungry Sri Lankans struggle for a harvest – or work.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
At 52 years old, with two grown children, Newton Gunathileka thought he should be working less by this point. Instead he has never worked so hard – and earned so little.

It is time to transform, not just rebuild, in Puerto Rico.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Puerto Rico's new infrastructure, particularly in a context of growing environmental threats related to climate change, cannot be built on a foundation of austerity.

What we get wrong about Lyme disease.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The stories we tell about the epidemic get things backward.

VIDEO: Monsanto accused of influencing research on safety of glyphosate.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
French daily Le Monde looks at the communications strategy of agrochemical giant Monsanto, and reveals that the firm tried to influence research on the safety of glyphosate, the main component of its herbicide Roundup.

48 environmental rules on the way out under Trump.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The list shows dozens of environmental policies that the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry.

Senate to weigh key EPA nominees with close ties to chemical, fossil fuels industries.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
One founded a consulting group that has produced research for chemical companies showing little or no human health risks for their products.

Meddling with monarchs.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
I thought I could, in my small way, “raise the migration” of the imperiled butterflies, but they got no help from me.

48 environmental rules on the way out under Trump.

Mercury - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The list shows dozens of environmental policies that the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry.

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