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The E.P.A.’s top 10 toxic threats, and industry’s pushback.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency has published a list of 10 toxic threats it will evaluate first under a law passed last year intended to crack down on hazardous chemicals.

A male infertility crisis is coming. The Middle East can help.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:00
Western men’s sperm counts are falling, and we ought to be concerned. The end result may be a new social crisis of male infertility.

Why has the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00
An industry insider helps call the shots.

EPA orders more repairs at Texas toxic site following Harvey.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency ordered two companies on Thursday to make more extensive repairs to stabilize the area around a Superfund toxic waste site near Houston following Hurricane Harvey.

PSU researchers find plastic in shellfish at 14 different sites.

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

North Carolina scientists uncovered Cape Fear River GenX story.

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.

Glyphosate: WHO cancer agency edited out "non-carcinogenic" findings.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
When the International Agency for Research on Cancer assessed the best-selling weedkiller glyphosate, significant changes were made between a draft of its report and the published version. The agency won't say who made the changes or why.

Chemists are uncovering how and why marine organisms synthesize flame-retardant-like molecules.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks.

5 potentially harmful chemicals now banned from kids’ products.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to approve a final rule that prohibits manufacturers from selling items that have more than a minimal level of five of these potentially harmful chemicals.

Developing world still struggling with obsolete pesticides.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
The cotton fields of sub-Saharan Africa hold a deadly secret—thousands of tons of obsolete pesticides are buried out of sight but slowly taking a toxic toll on the region’s people and environment. This is a common problem in many developing countries.

Controversial chemicals nominee already at agency.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Michael Dourson, President Trump's pick to lead the U.S. EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, is already working at the agency.

Dangerous fire fighting foam 'safe' for swimmers, unsafe for drinking.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Toxic chemicals from toxic fire fighting foam used at the Gold Coast Airport until 2010 has been detected in the groundwater at 18 properties outside the Coolangatta airport, including Coolangatta Creek.

VIDEO: Washington state sues Monsanto over chemical pollution.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
US agrichemical giant Monsanto is under scrutiny as EU leaders mull whether to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient of its herbicide Roundup. The firm is also under fire in the United States for a group of chemicals it produced decades ago.

Toxic firefighting chemicals 'the most seminal public health challenge.'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
A U.S. environmental official says PFAS chemicals found in firefighting foam are contaminating water supplies.

The UK just installed its first “seabin” to clean plastic-polluted waters.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
Our oceans fill with millions of tons of plastic every single year. Portsmouth Harbor, in the UK, aims to combat this problem with the seabin, a new device that sucks plastic, oil, and other debris from the water.

Rubbish causing Polar Bear hormone disruption.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
Fears have been raised over the risks of plastic pollution as UK MPs heard claims discarded bottles are leading to polar bears developing two sets of testicles.

PFAS contamination: Fishermen still not consulted after being forced to cease work in Victorian wetland.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
A Victorian commercial fishing family says it has still yet to be consulted by the Department of Defence about PFAS contamination in a Gippsland wetland which has led to a fishing ban.

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

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!

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.

Wolverine landfill neighbors threaten lawsuit to force cleanup.

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.