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Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of $72 million verdict over talc cancer risks.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder.

Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
After Harvey, some conservatives in Texas are wondering what role do humans play in global warming and the worsening of storms like Harvey? And what should they expect their leaders to do about the problem now?

The danger of President Pence.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.

EPA says higher radiation levels pose ‘no harmful health effect.’

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels.

Puerto Rican families draw water from Superfund site.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Past water tests at the site have shown the presence of potentially harmful industrial solvents.

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.

EPA cleanup plan for Houston Superfund site opposed by industry.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
The San Jacinto waste pits were flooded during Hurricane Harvey. EPA and industry differ on how to minimize contaminant risk.

The Texas town where all the energy is green.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Georgetown mayor Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists.

Trump abandons efforts to clean up Utah's air.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
Three million Utahns will be the victims if clean cars are run off the road by the clown car at the White House.

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.

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

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.

Montana contractor sues to compel DEQ to enforce asbestos disposal laws.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
An asbestos-disposal contractor has sued the state Department of Environmental Quality, claiming the agency is not fulfilling its obligation to make sure asbestos waste is being safely handled and properly disposed of in Montana's landfills.

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.”

Puerto Ricans pump drinking water from hazardous-waste: report.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Some Puerto Rico residents are turning to a hazardous waste site for drinking water as the island continues to reel from Hurricane Maria.

The grandfather of alt-science.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Art Robinson has seeded scientific skepticism within the GOP for decades. Now he wants to use urine to save lives.

The toxic air covering Northern California.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
They may be far away from the flames, but millions of residents are inhaling deadly pollution from the devastating wildfires.

EPA approves plan to remove San Jacinto Waste pits from river.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Superfund site that leaked in Hurricane Harvey will be cleaned up.

Research details packaging chemicals found in food.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Chemicals from plastic and paper packaging are leaching into some foods sold in New Zealand, new research shows.

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