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Debacle goes down like a lead balloon.

Lead - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Community activists say they predicted more than two years ago a “strong probability” of a “major debacle” over authorities’ “inaction” on lead contamination in north Lake Macquarie.

Scientists push ahead with GenX plans, studies.

Endocrine disruptors - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
A flurry of studies will examine the extent of GenX contamination in the Cape Fear, and what can possibly be done about it.

Drinking Water Quality Council will ‘apply science’ to set standards.

Cancer - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The man-made chemical 1,4-dioxane and the risks it could pose to the local drinking water supply were primary topics at the new state Drinking Water Quality Council’s first meeting, held Monday at Stony Brook University.

Health ministry urges asbestos victims to sue government.

Asbestos - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The health ministry is taking the unusual step of urging members of the public to take legal action against the government in a campaign asking victims of asbestos-induced diseases to sue.

World Food Programme cuts rations for refugees in Kenya.

Water quantity - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The U.N. World Food Programme is cutting food rations by 30 percent for more than 400,000 refugees living in camps in Kenya due to insufficient funding, it said on Monday.

As Trump set to visit Puerto Rico, 95 percent lack power.

Water quantity - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
President Donald Trump is set to make his first visit to Puerto Rico, and is likely to face more criticism of his handling of the disaster.

WOTUS rollback seen as death blow for 'very unique habitat.'

Water quality - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The shrubby bogs that dot the Atlantic coastal plain stand to lose protection, experts say, if the White House rolls back the Clean Water Rule.

Muddy Minnesota River swamped by increasing volume of water.

Water quality - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Heavier rainfall, drained wetlands erode progress on Minnesota River.

EPA chief’s calendar: A stream of industry meetings and trips home.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
The calendar of Scott Pruitt, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, shows fine dining with officials from companies he regulates but few meetings with environmentalists.

Curb animal antibiotics to stop spread of resistance, say health experts.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Giving farm animals too many antibiotics can stoke resistance to the drugs.

Farmers fear ‘political’ court ruling on plant breeding techniques.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
EU farmers have expressed concerns about an ongoing court case on plant breeding techniques, saying it might end up being a “political” decision that does not take into account scientific and economic arguments.

What happens if the honeybees disappear?

Pesticides - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Wild bees and Russian bees might be able to help.

Washington state’s top attorney is taking on the White House.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Bob Ferguson, Washington state’s attorney general, keeps derailing the Trump agenda.

It’s time to end the practice of fish farming in our waters.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Our native salmon populations are struggling to survive diminished habitat, warmer waters, dams and culverts, tainted runoff, and industrial pollution. Let’s remove the additional risks posed by Atlantic salmon.

Ban of herbicide could benefit agriculture prices.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
A debate over the weed killer dicamba could end up limiting the use of agriculture herbicides and result in winners and losers among chemical companies and farmers.

Endocrine disruptors: A guilty definition.

Pesticides - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
In no case will we resign ourselves to blackmail on health to satisfy private interests against the general interest. There is an urgency to act, we are all concerned.

Shunning fossil fuels, 40 Catholic groups seek climate action.

Faith and environment - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
Forty Roman Catholic groups said on Tuesday they were shunning investments in fossil fuels and urged others to follow suit.

Can Hollywood movies about climate change make a difference?

Environmental justice - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
To galvanize audiences: Don’t use apocalyptic plots. But a dose of humor? That might help.

Endocrine disruptors: A guilty definition.

Endocrine disruptors - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
In no case will we resign ourselves to blackmail on health to satisfy private interests against the general interest. There is an urgency to act, we are all concerned.

Endocrine disruptors: A guilty definition.

Cancer - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
In no case will we resign ourselves to blackmail on health to satisfy private interests against the general interest. There is an urgency to act, we are all concerned.

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