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Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Endocrine disruptors - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The company pledges its products will be free from ingredients tainted with the controversial herbicide after a survey found traces in its European ice-creams.

Homes near Wolverine dump in West Michigan to get whole-house water filters.

Endocrine disruptors - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Wolverine World Wide has agreed to install drinking water filtration systems on the main line entering some homes polluted by chemicals from the company's decades-old House Street tannery waste dump site in Plainfield Township.

Questions continue over local defence base contamination.

Endocrine disruptors - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Possible contamination at local naval bases HMAS Albatross,  HMAS Creswell and the Jervis Bay Range Facility are back in the spotlight.

EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment.

Distorting science - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Lawyers on the “Monsanto papers” case accused the EU agencies responsible for food safety and chemicals of “wilfully sawing off certain studies” in their risk assessment of glyphosate.

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Children's health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The company pledges its products will be free from ingredients tainted with the controversial herbicide after a survey found traces in its European ice-creams.

Local cancer survivor speaks out against Trump's EPA nominee.

Children's health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Trevor Schaefer, first made headlines when "Trevor's Law" was adopted last year as a part of Congress' overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Maine will suffer from EPA chief's pro-coal stand.

Children's health - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A warming climate and polluted air are all we have to gain from keeping dirty power plants running.

EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment.

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Lawyers on the “Monsanto papers” case accused the EU agencies responsible for food safety and chemicals of “wilfully sawing off certain studies” in their risk assessment of glyphosate.

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The company pledges its products will be free from ingredients tainted with the controversial herbicide after a survey found traces in its European ice-creams.

Clean water vs. farm profits at heart of fertilizer-rule debate.

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Minnesota is poised to roll out its first-ever strategy to protect drinking water from the farm fertilizers that carry nitrates — one of Minnesota’s worst pollution problems.

Homes near Wolverine dump in West Michigan to get whole-house water filters.

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Wolverine World Wide has agreed to install drinking water filtration systems on the main line entering some homes polluted by chemicals from the company's decades-old House Street tannery waste dump site in Plainfield Township.

Reporting on the world’s most controversial farm chemical.

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Veteran journalist Carey Gillam’s new book sheds light on the ongoing battle over glyphosate, the nation's most commonly used herbicide.

Here’s one more reason to be scared of cheap sushi.

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A new federal report warns that imported fish often contains dangerous drug residue.

Local cancer survivor speaks out against Trump's EPA nominee.

Cancer - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Trevor Schaefer, first made headlines when "Trevor's Law" was adopted last year as a part of Congress' overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announces withdrawal of Clean Power Plan.

Asthma - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday his agency's plans to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, the sweeping Obama-era rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

Maine will suffer from EPA chief's pro-coal stand.

Asthma - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
A warming climate and polluted air are all we have to gain from keeping dirty power plants running.

Analysis: Why we must talk about population.

Water quantity - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Reading David Roberts’ recent explanation of why he never writes on overpopulation, I felt compelled to reply.

Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa fires ravage Northern California's wine country, killing 10 and forcing evacuations.

Water quantity - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Tens of thousands of acres are burning in Napa and Sonoma, where homes — and some wineries — have been destroyed.

The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert.”

Water quantity - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Farmers say they’re trying to wean from groundwater, but admit there are no easy answers amid pressures of corn prices, urban growth and interstate water agreements.

The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert.”

Water quality - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Farmers say they’re trying to wean from groundwater, but admit there are no easy answers amid pressures of corn prices, urban growth and interstate water agreements.

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