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Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study.

CPSC to manufacturers: Toxic flame retardants ill advised in mattresses, TVs, furniture.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Federal regulators urged manufacturers Thursday to stop using hazardous flame retardants that are known to cause health problems.

EPA confirms Harvey damage at Waste Pits; orders immediate repairs to cap.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency has directed the potentially responsible parties of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund site to take immediate action to address damage to the protective cap and high-levels of underlying waste material found at one of the samples on site.

Colorado needs a limit for water contamination in El Paso County.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Colorado health officials should take the contamination crisis in El Paso County into their own hands and set a limit for the allowable concentration of unhealthy chemicals found in drinking water.

The Zika virus grew deadlier with a small mutation, study suggests.

Women's health - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
A single variation in its DNA may have helped equip the virus to attack fetal cells, contributing to a surge of birth defects in Latin America.

After the Tsunami, Japan’s sea creatures crossed an ocean.

Water quality - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Hundreds of species — mussels, crabs and others — traveled thousands of miles on plastic debris to American shores.

How did Irma affect pollution in South Carolina's coastal waters?

Water quality - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Pollution fouled South Carolina's coastal waters after Tropical Storm Irma with tests revealing spikes in fecal bacteria.

Exhibit brings the hard lessons of the petrochemical industry home.

Solutions - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
What do Louisiana and western Pennsylvania have in common? For one, an industry that for better or for worse inspires art.

Monsanto banned from European parliament.

Pesticides - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory interference.

Two ways of making malaria-proof mosquitoes.

Pesticides - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
By harnessing the microbes that live inside these bloodsucking insects, scientists are trying to stop them from spreading disease.

MEPs vote down endocrine disruptor criteria, back acrylamide regulation.

Pesticides - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s environment committee objected to the Commission’s proposed criteria for endocrine disruptors on Thursday.

The electric road to zero emissions hits a gas pocket.

Environmental justice - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Union members, environmental justice advocates and green transportation activists packed a meeting room to send a loud and clear message: the city and state should make electric transportation in the city and at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports a priority.

After the Tsunami, Japan’s sea creatures crossed an ocean.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Hundreds of species — mussels, crabs and others — traveled thousands of miles on plastic debris to American shores.

How plastic is damaging planet Earth.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
There are 500 times more pieces of microplastic in the sea than there are stars in our galaxy and by 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish.

MEPs vote down endocrine disruptor criteria, back acrylamide regulation.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The European Parliament’s environment committee objected to the Commission’s proposed criteria for endocrine disruptors on Thursday.

Kent County to study cancer near Wolverine waste dumps.

Endocrine disruptors - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
The Kent County Health Department is embarking on the largest cancer study it has ever undertaken to investigate the health of people potentially exposed to toxic chemicals from Wolverine World Wide tannery waste dump sites.

Monsanto banned from European parliament.

Distorting science - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory interference.

One in five Australians believe global warming is a hoax.

Distorting science - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
More than one in five Australians believe global warming is a hoax and more than one-third think aliens have visited Earth.

The Zika virus grew deadlier with a small mutation, study suggests.

Children's health - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
A single variation in its DNA may have helped equip the virus to attack fetal cells, contributing to a surge of birth defects in Latin America.

Monsanto banned from European parliament.

Cancer - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory interference.

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