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Trading old hazards for new?

Pesticides - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?

Move over, hippies.

Pesticides - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Back-to-the-landers who created the state's cannabis-growing industry decades ago may be left behind when the button-down crowd takes control of the new era of legal weed.

Minnesota's organic farming industry shows steady growth, USDA survey shows.

Pesticides - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Minnesota ranks ninth nationally in organic production and sales with double-digit growth that mirrors trends around the country.

What if DuPont had gone green in North Carolina?

Endocrine disruptors - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
DuPont never ramped up a greener production technique that the company licensed from UNC that might have reduced demand for chemicals like GenX years ago.

Denmark to clamp down on phthalates with new initiative.

Endocrine disruptors - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The Danish Chemical Forum, comprising industry, NGOs and the government, has launched a new set of initiatives to ensure consumers "do not bring home" four phthalates that are being phased out in the EU.

Undermining the rule of law at the EPA.

Endocrine disruptors - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
What good are laws without enforcement? Scott Pruitt wants to stop paying the Justice Department for hazardous waste litigation.

Trump's pick for EPA safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity.

Distorting science - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
If confirmed to the EPA, Michael Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend.

Trump's pick for EPA safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity.

Children's health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
If confirmed to the EPA, Michael Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend.

Test tube babies in a conflict zone: Dealing with infertility in Gaza.

Children's health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The UN has called the Gaza Strip unlivable, yet IVF treatment is widely available to its residents, with some paying thousands of dollars while others take advantage of a goodwill gesture by the ruling Hamas party.

What if DuPont had gone green in North Carolina?

Children's health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
DuPont never ramped up a greener production technique that the company licensed from UNC that might have reduced demand for chemicals like GenX years ago.

Chemical ban impacts bedding, furniture.

Children's health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Legislation that bans the sale of certain types of bedding and furniture treated with a controversial flame retardant chemical became law in Rhode Island at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of US measles outbreaks, report says.

Children's health - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Of the 1,789 measles cases reported from 2001 to 2015, nearly 70 percent were unvaccinated.

Trading old hazards for new?

Cancer - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
PFOA has been phased out, but what are industries using in its place?

Trust fund plan proposed to deal with PCB issue.

Cancer - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Charleston attorney and former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Callaghan plans to establish a trust fund and to sue insurance companies of entities responsible for dumping PCB in Fayette County illegally.

Sydney waste-power incinerator plans halved amid pollution and health fears.

Air Quality - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The plant’s operator seeks approval for a phased development in the face of residents’ opposition and concerns over air quality.

Protection for tiny darter contrasts admin moves on grizzlies.

Water quality - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Some tiny Southern fish and the lumbering grizzly bear are dramatizing divergent sides of the debate over adding and removing animals from Endangered Species Act protections.

Denmark to clamp down on phthalates with new initiative.

Phthalates - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The Danish Chemical Forum, comprising industry, NGOs and the government, has launched a new set of initiatives to ensure consumers "do not bring home" four phthalates that are being phased out in the EU.

Trump's pick for EPA safety chief argued kids are less sensitive to chemical toxicity.

Pesticides - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
If confirmed to the EPA, Michael Dourson will be in a position to set safety levels for many of the same chemicals his company was paid to defend.

Test tube babies in a conflict zone: Dealing with infertility in Gaza.

Pesticides - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The UN has called the Gaza Strip unlivable, yet IVF treatment is widely available to its residents, with some paying thousands of dollars while others take advantage of a goodwill gesture by the ruling Hamas party.

Milwaukee is showing how urban gardening can heal a city.

Pesticides - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The city is taking on hunger, poverty, and blight through a vibrant network of urban ag efforts and more farmers’ markets per capita than any other U.S. city.

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