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

Endocrine disruptors - 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”.

More evidence for a link between Caesarean sections and obesity.

Children's health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Bugs picked up at birth are good for you.

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

Cancer - 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”.

Why Southern Nevada is fighting to build a 250-mile water pipeline.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Decades after it was first proposed, Southern Nevada Water Authority is still pushing for a pipeline to send rural groundwater to the Las Vegas area. But others are questioning whether the project is really needed.

These food and beverage companies are leading on conservation.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
There is a growing awareness about water risk for businesses in the food and beverage industry.

Why Southern Nevada is fighting to build a 250-mile water pipeline.

Water quality - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Decades after it was first proposed, Southern Nevada Water Authority is still pushing for a pipeline to send rural groundwater to the Las Vegas area. But others are questioning whether the project is really needed.

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

Pesticides - 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.

Fall armyworm arrives in Africa on the heels of climate change.

Pesticides - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
A rapidly spreading invasive pest now threatens crops across the continent.

Trump’s pro-coal agenda is a blow for clean air efforts at Texas' Big Bend park.

Mercury - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
For decades Big Bend's stunning vistas have been compromised by poor air quality that Texas, working with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, is supposed to address.

Minnesota has 2,669 troubled bodies of water, draft list says.

Mercury - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add more lakes and streams to the state's list of impaired waters.

Kill that bad lead bill.

Lead - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The first item on the General Assembly’s agenda should be to kill Rep. Derek Merrin’s attempt to undermine the only real lead-safety regulations protecting children in Toledo now.

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks.

Environmental justice - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.

GAO to probe whether Trump administration is protecting agencies’ scientific integrity.

Distorting science - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The Government Accountability Office will look at whether the Trump administration has violated the scientific integrity policies of two dozen departments and agencies.

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks.

Children's health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.

Living in watersheds with more trees reduces disease risk.

Children's health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
A new study of children in 35 countries finds that those living in a watershed with more trees had a lower risk of contracting diarrheal disease.

Kill that bad lead bill.

Children's health - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The first item on the General Assembly’s agenda should be to kill Rep. Derek Merrin’s attempt to undermine the only real lead-safety regulations protecting children in Toledo now.

Trump’s pro-coal agenda is a blow for clean air efforts at Texas' Big Bend park.

Air Quality - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
For decades Big Bend's stunning vistas have been compromised by poor air quality that Texas, working with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, is supposed to address.

Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Scientists warn of a dangerous synergy: forest degradation has turned the Amazon from carbon sink to carbon source; while globally, humanity’s carbon emissions are worsening drought and fires.

Climate change did not cause Syrian war.

Water quantity - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Drought brought on by climate change is not responsible for the Syrian war, scientists say, but it has helped to make conflict likelier.

Minnesota has 2,669 troubled bodies of water, draft list says.

Water quality - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add more lakes and streams to the state's list of impaired waters.

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