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Investor Jeremy Grantham is worried about the world.

Water quality - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
“It’s one thing for the world to be deteriorating, but deteriorating at an increasingly fast rate is particularly dangerous and scary.“

Carbon emissions from warming soils could trigger disastrous feedback loop.

Water quality - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
26-year study reveals natural biological factors kick in once warming reaches certain point, leading to potentially unstoppable increase in temperatures.

This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

Phthalates - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?

This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

Pesticides - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?

This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

Endocrine disruptors - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?

Venezuela's unrest, food scarcity take psychological toll on children.

Children's health - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
Venezuela, home to the world's largest crude oil reserves, has spiraled deeper into chaos in recent years.

This Halloween, get rid of the really scary stuff.

Children's health - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:00
How can you justify putting on an off-gassing, store-bought, made-in-China, phthalate-laced, over-packaged mask?

Johns Hopkins students and staff map Puerto Rico remotely to get aid to victims of Hurricane Maria.

Environmental justice - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Johns Hopkins is among universities and other groups open-source mapping Puerto Rico to help aid organizations reach victims of Hurricane Maria.

Low prenatal exposures to fluoride: Are there neurotoxic risks for children?

Women's health - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
A new study in Environmental Health Perspectives examines risks of exposure to prenatal fluoride at concentrations typical of the general population.

Chesapeake acidification could compound issues already facing the bay, researchers find.

Water quality - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
As oceans around the world absorb carbon dioxide and acidify, the changes are likely to come faster to the nation’s largest estuary.

Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

Phthalates - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

'Enough' with member states hiding behind the Commission on glyphosate.

Pesticides - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The member states should stop hiding behind or even pointing the finger at the European Commission regarding the re-authorization of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said.

Are weed vape pens safe?

Pesticides - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
It's elegant, discreet and nearly odorless – but is vaping marijuana oil actually better for you than an old-fashioned joint?

Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

Flame retardants - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

EPA not backing remediation of Coakley landfill.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Despite the presence of PFCs in surface waters near the Superfund cleanup site at extremely high levels, the EPA is not recommending remediation of the chemicals.

Low prenatal exposures to fluoride: Are there neurotoxic risks for children?

Children's health - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
A new study in Environmental Health Perspectives examines risks of exposure to prenatal fluoride at concentrations typical of the general population.

Washington state requires reporting of 20 additional chemicals in children's products.

Children's health - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
The Washington Department of Ecology has added 20 chemicals and deleted three others from the list of substances reportable under the state's Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule.

Are weed vape pens safe?

Cancer - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
It's elegant, discreet and nearly odorless – but is vaping marijuana oil actually better for you than an old-fashioned joint?

PFAS chemicals in Katherine town pool prompts closure, mayor tells residents to 'keep a lid' on their alarm.

Cancer - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Katherine Town Council has closed Katherine public pool until further notice after water testing found it contained 15 times the safe maximum level of chemical contaminants.

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