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Industry group urges manufacturers to ignore CPSC flame retardants warning.

Flame retardants - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The North American Flame Retardant Alliance said a Consumer Product Safety Commission warning urging manufacturers and consumers to avoid household products containing organohalogen flame retardants is 'misguided' and could jeopardize fire safety.

50th anniversary flashback: Reporting the world's biggest environmental stories.

Environmental justice - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
From oil spills and nuclear waste to climate change, covering the environment has long been a crucial part of the magazine's mission.

Industry group urges manufacturers to ignore CPSC flame retardants warning.

Endocrine disruptors - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The North American Flame Retardant Alliance said a Consumer Product Safety Commission warning urging manufacturers and consumers to avoid household products containing organohalogen flame retardants is 'misguided' and could jeopardize fire safety.

What we get wrong about Lyme disease.

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

Industry group urges manufacturers to ignore CPSC flame retardants warning.

Children's health - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The North American Flame Retardant Alliance said a Consumer Product Safety Commission warning urging manufacturers and consumers to avoid household products containing organohalogen flame retardants is 'misguided' and could jeopardize fire safety.

Research team maps Harvey's toll on Galveston Bay.

Cancer - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
As more and more troubling reports are made about what has spilled as a result of Harvey, it seems unlikely the bay has been spared.

Ancient viruses are buried in your DNA.

Cancer - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Endogenous retroviruses wormed into the human genome eons ago. Today viral genes continue to produce a variety of mysterious proteins in the body.

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

Cancer - 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.

How solar energy saved a Puerto Rican farm from Hurricane Maria.

Solutions - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
While his competitors wait for diesel to restart generators knocked out by Hurricane Maria, flower grower Hector Santiago is already back in business because of solar panels powering his 40-acre (16.2-hectare) nursery in central Puerto Rico.

IEA lifts 5-year renewables forecast.

Solutions - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The International Energy Agency has raised its forecasts for renewable energy over the next five years following a record 2016, mainly driven by a surge in solar photovoltaic capacity in China, India and the United States.

European Parliament rejects endocrine disruptor criteria.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament has vetoed the European Commission's proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in biocides and pesticides, asking it to come up with a new proposal "without delay."

Why factory farming is not just cruel – but also a threat to all life on the planet.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
It's time the world woke up to the real impact of modern, industrial farming, says Philip Lymbery, author of Farmageddon and the Deadzone.

Monsanto Bayer merger held up in EU over glyphosate hearing.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto, the controversial US agrochemical company, has kicked up some fresh drama in Europe.

The Trump administration doesn't care about our air.

Mercury - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
An asthmatic child struggling to breathe on a hot summer day in Baltimore could be the victim of a coal plant in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or another upwind state.

European Parliament rejects endocrine disruptor criteria.

Endocrine disruptors - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament has vetoed the European Commission's proposal for criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals in biocides and pesticides, asking it to come up with a new proposal "without delay."

The Trump administration doesn't care about our air.

Children's health - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
An asthmatic child struggling to breathe on a hot summer day in Baltimore could be the victim of a coal plant in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or another upwind state.

How the benzene tree polluted the world.

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

Revealed: Every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle.

Asthma - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Every area of the capital breaches global standards for PM2.5 pollution particles, with most areas exceeding levels by at least 50%.

The Trump administration doesn't care about our air.

Asthma - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
An asthmatic child struggling to breathe on a hot summer day in Baltimore could be the victim of a coal plant in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or another upwind state.

EPA gives go-ahead on Colorado Smelter cleanup.

Lead - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The plan to start cleaning up contaminated yards in the Colorado Smelter Superfund Study Area has been approved by national and state environmental officials.

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