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PSU researchers find plastic in shellfish at 14 different sites.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Researchers sampling shellfish on the Oregon coast are finding oysters and razor clams contaminated with tiny plastic particles.

California Dept of Insurance estimates wildfires losses at $1.05 billion.

Water quantity - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
The California Department of Insurance said on Thursday its preliminary estimate for insured wildfire losses was $1.05 billion, based on claims received by the state’s eight largest insurers, adding that the numbers are expected to rise.

Bipartisan senate bill would authorize $100 million to help prevent Western wildfires.

Water quantity - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
As wildfires rage across California and the West, Democratic and Republican senators have joined forces to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires.

Contaminants taint some NE Ohio water, but EPA says safe to drink.

Water quality - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Potentially carcinogenic byproducts from improperly treated drinking water were found in three Northeast Ohio water systems in 2014-2015, according to a new report by an environmental research group.

Report: Pollution kills 3 times more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.

Pesticides - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

We asked 4 agency bosses about Trump. They're worried.

Pesticides - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Take it from four former U.S. EPA chiefs - this is all going to get much worse before it gets better.

PSU researchers find plastic in shellfish at 14 different sites.

Pesticides - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Researchers sampling shellfish on the Oregon coast are finding oysters and razor clams contaminated with tiny plastic particles.

'Save the dung beetle!' Global science chief says biodiversity vital.

Pesticides - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on Thursday.

Pollution: Air and water pollution are Killing millions of Americans.

Pesticides - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.

EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find elevated lead threatening birds, animals and, potentially, people.

Lead - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Lead surfaced in sampling required by Superfund cleanup process spurred by spill that turned that turned the Animas River mustard-yellow.

North Carolina scientists uncovered Cape Fear River GenX story.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Two EPA chemists based in North Carolina are part of an international scientific movement tracking industrial chemicals of concern.

Report: Pollution kills 3 times more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.

Cancer - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

Contaminants taint some NE Ohio water, but EPA says safe to drink.

Cancer - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Potentially carcinogenic byproducts from improperly treated drinking water were found in three Northeast Ohio water systems in 2014-2015, according to a new report by an environmental research group.

EPA plans to conduct further testing for radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill.

Cancer - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
The announcement came as good news to area residents, who have long worried that that contamination has damaged their health.

Report: Pollution kills 3 times more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.

Asthma - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

Pollution: Air and water pollution are Killing millions of Americans.

Water quality - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.

We asked 4 agency bosses about Trump. They're worried.

Lead - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Take it from four former U.S. EPA chiefs - this is all going to get much worse before it gets better.

Pollution: Air and water pollution are Killing millions of Americans.

Flame retardants - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.

North Carolina scientists uncovered Cape Fear River GenX story.

Children's health - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Two EPA chemists based in North Carolina are part of an international scientific movement tracking industrial chemicals of concern.

Ebola’s legacy: Children with cataracts.

Children's health - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5.

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