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EPA warns Puerto Ricans to stop drinking water from Superfund sites, but everything's fine!

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
t's been three weeks since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and conditions are deteriorating due to a pervasive lack of access to food, water, and electricity. Some residents in Puerto Rico have little recourse left than to seek out water supplies at wells located on the island's Superfund sites.

Desperate Puerto Ricans are drinking water from a hazardous-waste site.

Climate and health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
In Puerto Rico, water is being pumped to people by water authorities from a federally designated hazardous-waste site.

Desperate Puerto Ricans are drinking water from a hazardous-waste site.

Cancer - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
In Puerto Rico, water is being pumped to people by water authorities from a federally designated hazardous-waste site.

EPA warns Puerto Ricans to stop drinking water from Superfund sites, but everything's fine!

Cancer - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
t's been three weeks since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and conditions are deteriorating due to a pervasive lack of access to food, water, and electricity. Some residents in Puerto Rico have little recourse left than to seek out water supplies at wells located on the island's Superfund sites.

Amid fear and guns, polio finds a refuge.

Children's health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Wild poliovirus clings to a tenuous existence in areas like those haunted by Nigeria’s Boko Haram, where eradication is costly, dangerous, and urgent.

After an agonizing week on edge, good news for some Napa County residents.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
The Atlas fire has burned more than 51,000 acres, killed six people and destroyed more than 300 homes. ButAs of late Sunday, the Atlas fire was 65 percent contained.

It's time to clean up Lunenburg Harbour.

Water quality - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Come on, you governments of Canada, Nova Scotia and Lunenburg. It’s time you started acting together to seriously deal with what the noses of residents and the bacteria counts of scientists have been telling us this summer about Lunenburg Harbour.

Truth is, conflicting water studies are stressing out some in Flint.

Lead - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Researchers admit their findings need to be reviewed and replicated by others before anyone can claim to be closer to the truth about the effect tainted water had on some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Transition sacred.

Faith and environment - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
As Pope Francis has put it, we need an "ecological conversion."

'Lead in my bones': Living a contaminated life in East Chicago.

Environmental justice - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
The NAACP kicked off an initiative in East Chicago to teach children how to test their soil, water and air for lead.

Wolverine landfill neighbors threaten lawsuit to force cleanup.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Neighbors of a Wolverine World Wide tannery waste dump are threatening a lawsuit that could force the company to clean up the toxic landfill at the center of an expanding groundwater contamination investigation near Grand Rapids.

Fire-fighting chemicals and drinking water.

Distorting science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
The PFAS saga is not just an issue for those who live near the Williamtown RAAF base and other hot spots around the nation.

Why Tony Abbott’s climate snow job mistakes Australia for Europe.

Distorting science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Conservatives cheering climate change always ignore how Australia's economy will be among the hardest hit.

'Lead in my bones': Living a contaminated life in East Chicago.

Children's health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
The NAACP kicked off an initiative in East Chicago to teach children how to test their soil, water and air for lead.

Truth is, conflicting water studies are stressing out some in Flint.

Children's health - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Researchers admit their findings need to be reviewed and replicated by others before anyone can claim to be closer to the truth about the effect tainted water had on some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Wolverine landfill neighbors threaten lawsuit to force cleanup.

Cancer - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Neighbors of a Wolverine World Wide tannery waste dump are threatening a lawsuit that could force the company to clean up the toxic landfill at the center of an expanding groundwater contamination investigation near Grand Rapids.

Filters: A cigarette engineering hoax that harms both smokers and the environment.

Cancer - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Without filters, the number of lethal lung cancers may be reduced, more smokers would quit because of the harsh taste, and fewer young people would start smoking.

California wildfires, intense heat could be ‘new normal.'

Water quantity - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
As portrayed in novels, the California of the future is barely habitable. Brutal storms alternate with crushing droughts. Mudslides and wildfires create waves of climate change refugees.

US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them.

Syrian bakers fight to maintain a tradition of excellence.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Despite a wheat crisis, a raging war, and saga of violence, these bakers are bringing their sweets to the world.

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