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Mr. Trump outdoes himself in picking a conflicted regulator.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health.

Cleanup from California fires poses environmental and health risks.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
In California, the road ahead to cleanup and the safe return to properties will probably not be smooth or fast. Think of the environmental cleanup after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, as debris and dust swirled through Lower Manhattan.

Lead poisoning plummets thanks to cleaner petrol.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Lead poisoning in expectant mothers has fallen dramatically since lead was finally phased out of petrol in 2006.

Report spotlights nitrate contamination in drinking water across the US.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Some recent research suggests that, over the long term, drinking water with nitrates at just half the U.S. limit raises cancer risks for children and adults.

Florida’s migrant farm workers struggle after hurricane damaged homes, crops.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Jobs, homes and lives are at risk when extreme weather strikes the communities that grow America's food.

As drought makes harvests uncertain, Kenya’s farmers mull a seed change.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Using imported seed, "you are not sure if you will harvest enough to offset the costs" - so local seed is gaining ground, farmers say.

Pesticide traces in New Zealand honey surprises researcher.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
A researcher says he was surprised to find how four samples of New Zealand honey contained traces of a class of pesticides known for their role in the decline of bees.

Rabobank, UN launch $1 billion fund to boost sustainable farming.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Rabobank NA is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.

Senior adviser admits failure to eliminate hunger.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Suggesting a new regulatory authority for food safety standards, Senior Advise Ministry of National Food Security and Research Malik Zahoor on Monday admitted the failure of the state to eliminate hunger and malnutrition.

Weedkiller dicamba unlocks record harvests – and a web of conflict among divided farmers.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Dicamba has emerged as a successor to Monsanto's Roundup, but recriminations and lawsuits have followed.

US experts doubt EPA curbs on Monsanto, BASF herbicides will halt crop damage.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
U.S. weed specialists doubted on Friday that new federal restrictions on the use of a controversial weed killer, sold by Monsanto Co and BASF, will prevent recurrences next year of crop damage linked to the chemical.

Dam breach sends contaminated sediment downstream in Paw Paw.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
A 113-year-old dam separating Briggs Pond and Maple Lake in Paw Paw was breached after weekend storms brought more than six inches of rain to Southwest Michigan.

Commentary: Sperm counts, testicular cancers, and the environment.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Should we be worried about our future ability to reproduce ourselves, as some media coverage has claimed? We have already waited too long. As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote: “Our human future will only be as healthy as our sperm.”

Don’t consign poor countries to wild storms and flooding.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Wealthy nations caused the problem but are not doing enough to solve it.

Trump’s sellout of American heritage.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00
The U.S.A. has the greatest home for sockeye salmon on the planet. The Trump administration is putting it at risk to aid a foreign mining conglomerate.

BASF to harvest seeds, herbicide businesses from Bayer for $7 billion.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide businesses from Bayer for 5.9 billion euros in cash, as Bayer tries to convince competition authorities to approve its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

EPA admits PCB in Minden.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The United States Environmental Protection Agency will host open public meetings at Glen Jean later this month to discuss results of PCB soil and water samples taken around Minden and Fayetteville in May and June, Acting Regional EPA Director Cecil Rodrigues said Thursday.

Did Monsanto ignore evidence linking its weed killer to cancer?

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Attorneys and activists have accused Monsanto of manipulating the science around glyphosate’s health impacts—in essence, of following the playbook written by Big Tobacco.

Why malaria is spreading in Venezuela.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
A country in economic crisis faces a new challenge.

Trump’s global resorts put profit first, environment last, critics say.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Mongabay looked into Trump’s claims that he is an environmentalist, winning “many, many environmental awards.” We were able to locate just two — one a local New York award, and another granted by a golf business association.

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