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What to know about toxic Wolverine dump sites and drinking water.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The international Hush Puppies shoe brand has left a toxic footprint in neighborhoods north of Grand Rapids.

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.

'Conflict of interest' row flares in advance of  PFOA discussions.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The European Commission and the consultancy it hired to work on its draft nomination of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to the Stockholm Convention, have both refuted claims of "a conflict of interest cloud over the proceedings".

Every Tasmanian fire station to be tested for toxic foam contamination.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Every major fire station in Tasmania is being investigated for potential contamination from toxic chemicals used in firefighting foam — described as “the Agent Orange of firefighting”.

New maps show big divide between the world’s overweight and underweight children.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
There are major concentrations of overweight children in some parts of the world and underweight ones in other parts.

Belmont residents in pollution path wade into legislative debate.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
Plainfield Township residents living near a spreading chemical plume, traveled to Lansing to speak out against a bill that would prohibit the state from passing regulations that are stricter than existing federal standards.

A small town in Texas. A huge explosion. An unsolved mystery — and the long road back.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The deadly 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Tex., was the prologue to an epic investigation, a baffling twist and a series of epiphanies on what it means to be a community.

Could Zika become a cancer treatment?

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
This virus can kill brain cells that might otherwise morph into a deadly cancer.

Weed killer for breakfast.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
New book explores controversial week killer, cancer and corrupt science.

Key glyphosate hearing to take place in heated atmosphere.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s environment and agriculture committees are holding on Wednesday a highly anticipated public hearing on the so-called “Monsanto papers” and glyphosate.

Obesity medical bill could "reach $1.2 trillion" a year by 2025.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
At least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese.

Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday.

The EPA acts more like a friend and less like a regulator of utilities.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The EPA needs to listen to public concerns. It may learn something.

Superfund tax is gone, but corporate pollution remains.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
With less money in the Superfund program, what cleanups there are move more slowly, which means risks from environmental spills last longer.

Agent Orange, exposed: How U.S. chemical warfare in Vietnam unleashed a slow-moving disaster.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Some 45 million liters of the poisoned spray was Agent Orange, which contains the toxic compound dioxin. It has unleashed in Vietnam a slow-onset disaster whose devastating economic, health and ecological impacts that are still being felt today.

Even third-hand smoke poses health risks.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Yes, there is such a thing as thirdhand smoke and it’s more dangerous than you think.

EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Lawyers on the “Monsanto papers” case accused the EU agencies responsible for food safety and chemicals of “wilfully sawing off certain studies” in their risk assessment of glyphosate.

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
The company pledges its products will be free from ingredients tainted with the controversial herbicide after a survey found traces in its European ice-creams.

Clean water vs. farm profits at heart of fertilizer-rule debate.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Minnesota is poised to roll out its first-ever strategy to protect drinking water from the farm fertilizers that carry nitrates — one of Minnesota’s worst pollution problems.

Homes near Wolverine dump in West Michigan to get whole-house water filters.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Wolverine World Wide has agreed to install drinking water filtration systems on the main line entering some homes polluted by chemicals from the company's decades-old House Street tannery waste dump site in Plainfield Township.