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California fires leave 31 dead, a vast landscape charred, and a sky full of soot.

Children's health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The reach of the blazes is spreading dramatically further by the day, as thick plumes of smoke blow through population centers across the Bay Area.

California fires leave 31 dead, a vast landscape charred, and a sky full of soot.

Asthma - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The reach of the blazes is spreading dramatically further by the day, as thick plumes of smoke blow through population centers across the Bay Area.

Members of Congress want a federal audit of the official Puerto Rico death toll.

Women's health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
“The American people deserve to know what’s happening to their fellow US citizens in Puerto Rico.”

Claims filing begins in WV water crisis settlement.

Women's health - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Thousands of Kanawha Valley residents, businesses and workers now can file claims to receive their share of the $151 million settlement of the class-action lawsuit over the January 2014 water crisis.

For Algeria's struggling herders, "drought stops everything."

Water quantity - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Less rain and higher temperatures means herders in Algeria are increasingly struggling to make ends meet.

California’s wildfires aren’t “natural” — humans made them worse at every step.

Water quantity - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
We fuel them, we build houses by them, we ignite them.

The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California.

Water quantity - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The day of reckoning isn’t in the future. It is now.

Beyond biodiversity: A new way of looking at how species interconnect.

Water quality - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
In a development that has important implications for conservation, scientists are increasingly focusing not just on what species are present in an ecosystem, but on the roles that certain key species play in shaping their environment.

Human success at the expense of other species is “a pretty awful legacy.”

Water quality - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Author Elizabeth Kolbert challenges us to see human history through the eyes of other animals.

Black sea clams 'giving off as much gas as 20,000 cows.'

Water quality - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Scientists have found clams and worms in the Baltic Sea are giving off as much gas as 20,000 dairy cows.

Research details packaging chemicals found in food.

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

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

Pesticides - 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.

Pesticides - 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.

The end of coal will haunt the Navajo.

Mercury - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The fossil fuel has been an environmental threat and economic necessity for Native American tribes in Arizona. What happens when it's gone?

How deep ocean wind turbines could power the world.

Flame retardants - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
North Atlantic winds are so strong, floating wind farms placed there could generate 3 times more renewable energy than those on land, a new study says.

Secretary Zinke, it's time to call it quits.

Environmental justice - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Working to undermine the agency you were charged with leading is not just a betrayal of those who work there; it is a betrayal of the Americans the agency serves.

The toxic air covering Northern California.

Endocrine disruptors - 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.

Research details packaging chemicals found in food.

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

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

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

The grandfather of alt-science.

Distorting 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.

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