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Indiana begins testing water in participating schools for lead.

Lead - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
The Indiana Finance Authority has begun testing for lead contamination at water faucets, drinking fountains and other plumbing fixtures in public and charter schools across the state.

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health.

Environmental justice - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact.

Analysis: Energy and authoritarianism.

Environmental justice - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Could declining world energy result in a turn toward authoritarianism by governments around the world? As we will see, there is no simple answer that applies to all countries.

‘People are dying’: Puerto Rico faces daunting humanitarian crisis.

Environmental justice - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
As the full scope of Hurricane Maria's devastation emerges, leaders are calling for urgent help. Many of the risks were spelled out in a 2013 climate assessment.

Digging free of poverty.

Environmental justice - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
In the face of gaping inequality and deepening ecological crisis, governing from the left is a daunting task in Ecuador. But continuing existing models of natural resource extraction won’t put us on the road to economic democracy and collective emancipation.

Davis researchers consider health risks of firefighting chemicals, pesticides.

Endocrine disruptors - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
UC Davis toxicology students are calling for a large-scale study on how smoke from chemicals used in wildfires impact our health.

NYC elementary students want city council to ban toxic pesticides in parks.

Children's health - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Some New York City elementary students took a stand Tuesday, hoping to make changes at city parks when it comes to the use of toxic pesticides.

Judge considers extension on Flint water agreement.

Children's health - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
A federal judge said Tuesday he is considering a 30-day extension to Flint’s short-term contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority to give the city council more time to approve a long-term drinking water source.

Indiana begins testing water in participating schools for lead.

Children's health - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
The Indiana Finance Authority has begun testing for lead contamination at water faucets, drinking fountains and other plumbing fixtures in public and charter schools across the state.

NYC elementary students want city council to ban toxic pesticides in parks.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Some New York City elementary students took a stand Tuesday, hoping to make changes at city parks when it comes to the use of toxic pesticides.

US scientists to skip Monsanto summit on controversial weed killer.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Monsanto Co invited dozens of weed scientists to a summit this week to win backing for a controversial herbicide but many have declined.

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact.

Feds give LANL operator more time to manage environmental cleanup.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
The federal government has granted Los Alamos National Security LLC an additional six-month, $65 million contract to continue overseeing environmental cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminal.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Tuesday because of environmental concerns.

Connelly: State nixes key permit for big Longview coal terminal.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
President Trump has vowed to revive America's coal industry, but Big Coal suffered a major setback Tuesday in this Washington.

Coffee sold in California could carry cancer warning labels.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about acrylamide, a cancer-causing chemical, stewing in every brew and has been presenting evidence in a Los Angeles courtroom to make its case.

Davis researchers consider health risks of firefighting chemicals, pesticides.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
UC Davis toxicology students are calling for a large-scale study on how smoke from chemicals used in wildfires impact our health.

Trouble in the fields: Why the superweeds are winning.

Cancer - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
More than simply an indictment of one pesticide, the dicamba dilemma has spotlighted the challenges of the nation’s increasing dependence on crops genetically altered to resist pesticides.

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