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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.

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

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

Flying insects have been disappearing over the past few decades, study shows.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Between 1989 and 2016, ay in the journal PLOS One, the biomass of flying insects over nature reserves in Germany decreased by a seasonal average of 76 percent.

Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown.

Report: Pollution kills 3 times more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

We asked 4 agency bosses about Trump. They're worried.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Take it from four former U.S. EPA chiefs - this is all going to get much worse before it gets better.

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.

'Save the dung beetle!' Global science chief says biodiversity vital.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Governments should extend the protection of nature far beyond iconic creatures such as tigers and elephants to species including worms and beetles that are vital to human prosperity, the chair of a global scientific project said on Thursday.

Pollution: Air and water pollution are Killing millions of Americans.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.

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.

Scientists using costly triage to spare some ash trees from extinction.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Pesticide, wasps deployed in forests along Bay rivers in bid to limit onslaught by emerald ash borers.

China dashes hopes of GM boost after Syngenta deal.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
The head of one of China’s biggest chemicals companies has played down expectations the country will become more open to genetically modified crops in the aftermath of ChemChina’s purchase of Swiss seeds and agrochemicals group Syngenta.

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say.

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.

Pruitt's promised directive rattles science advisers.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's suggestion that he'd get rid of advisory committee members who also receive EPA grants has roiled the research community.

Flying insects have been disappearing over the past few decades, study shows.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Scientists worry about windshield phenomenon: Flying bugs don't splatter against our cars as much as they used to.

Unfair trade: US beef has a climate problem.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Future trade deals in the US, and around the world, must explicitly assure that trade and profit do not override climate policy.

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.

Learning lessons from Northern California’s fires.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
After 10 stressful days, things are returning to normal — at least a new normal — for most of us.

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