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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.
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.
An industry insider helps call the shots.
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.
Researchers sampling shellfish on the Oregon coast are finding oysters and razor clams contaminated with tiny plastic particles.
Two EPA chemists based in North Carolina are part of an international scientific movement tracking industrial chemicals of concern.
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.
Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A U.S. environmental official says PFAS chemicals found in firefighting foam are contaminating water supplies.
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.
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.
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.
In Puerto Rico, water is being pumped to people by water authorities from a federally designated hazardous-waste site.
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.
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.