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When the sewer pipe breaks, watch out for what comes next.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Toxic emissions from common pipe repair are a health risk, researchers say.

MEPs vote down endocrine disruptor criteria, back acrylamide regulation.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s environment committee objected to the Commission’s proposed criteria for endocrine disruptors on Thursday.

Exhibit brings the hard lessons of the petrochemical industry home.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
What do Louisiana and western Pennsylvania have in common? For one, an industry that for better or for worse inspires art.

Enel power plant seized in illegal waste investigation.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
An Italian judge has ordered the seizure of a power plant run by Italy’s biggest utility Enel in the south of the country as part of an investigation into illegal waste, the company said on Thursday.

Kent County to study cancer near Wolverine waste dumps.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The Kent County Health Department is embarking on the largest cancer study it has ever undertaken to investigate the health of people potentially exposed to toxic chemicals from Wolverine World Wide tannery waste dump sites.

Weeks left to save East Africa's starving children.

Water quantity - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
More than 800,000 children risk death by starvation in East Africa and aid agencies have just weeks - months at most - to save them, World Vision charity said on Wednesday.

‘Flesh-eating bacteria’ from Harvey’s floodwaters kill a woman.

Water quality - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly infection that destroys tissue, can be caused by a wide range of bacteria, many of which were present after Hurricane Harvey.

Meet the one EPA employee unafraid to call out Scott Pruitt.

Pesticides - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Pruitt is “like a very good attorney not leaving a paper trail.”

Commission seeks ‘largest possible’ support for glyphosate re-authorization.

Pesticides - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The European Commission is exploring ways to bridge the gap between different member state requests regarding the re-authorization of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, glyphosate.

Crude oil by rail or pipeline? New studies explore the question.

Environmental justice - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Amid ongoing debates over moving crude oil by rail versus pipelines, two new studies offer insight into the economics, health impacts and risks of the two sectors.

Meet the one EPA employee unafraid to call out Scott Pruitt.

Distorting science - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Pruitt is “like a very good attorney not leaving a paper trail.”

One more thing for Puerto Rico to worry about: Disease-ridden mosquitoes.

Climate and health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Experts say the combination of natural disasters and persistent socioeconomic inequality creates an environment where mosquito-borne diseases — such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika — can spread.

Weeks left to save East Africa's starving children.

Children's health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
More than 800,000 children risk death by starvation in East Africa and aid agencies have just weeks - months at most - to save them, World Vision charity said on Wednesday.

‘Flesh-eating bacteria’ from Harvey’s floodwaters kill a woman.

Cancer - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly infection that destroys tissue, can be caused by a wide range of bacteria, many of which were present after Hurricane Harvey.

Fighting the toxic nightmare next door.

Children's health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
A radiation-riddled landfill in St. Louis, Trump’s EPA, and two moms who won’t let it go.

Drowning in grain: How Big Ag sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut.

Pesticides - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Abundant supplies have helped lower food prices across the world, but the benefit to consumers and impoverished nations is muted by several factors.

Fighting the toxic nightmare next door.

Lead - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
A radiation-riddled landfill in St. Louis, Trump’s EPA, and two moms who won’t let it go.

PWSA looks at pipe coatings to tackle lead problem.

Children's health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
An emerging technology could coat the insides of lead service lines, a process shown elsewhere to prevent lead contamination for much less expense and disruption than excavation and replacement.

US phthalates ban will add costs, says Toy Association.

Children's health - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
The Toy Association in the US says that a rule to ban the use of five phthalates in children's products will necessitate testing which "adds cost for the consumer with no safety benefit."

Fighting the toxic nightmare next door.

Cancer - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
A radiation-riddled landfill in St. Louis, Trump’s EPA, and two moms who won’t let it go.

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