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Weedkiller dicamba unlocks record harvests – and a web of conflict among divided farmers.

Pesticides - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Dicamba has emerged as a successor to Monsanto's Roundup, but recriminations and lawsuits have followed.

US experts doubt EPA curbs on Monsanto, BASF herbicides will halt crop damage.

Pesticides - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
U.S. weed specialists doubted on Friday that new federal restrictions on the use of a controversial weed killer, sold by Monsanto Co and BASF, will prevent recurrences next year of crop damage linked to the chemical.

Dam breach sends contaminated sediment downstream in Paw Paw.

Pesticides - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
A 113-year-old dam separating Briggs Pond and Maple Lake in Paw Paw was breached after weekend storms brought more than six inches of rain to Southwest Michigan.

David Attenborough urges action on plastics after filming Blue Planet II.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
Naturalist says experience making second series of BBC show revealed devastating threat posed to oceans by plastic.

Trump pick for top environment post: Carbon dioxide is 'the gas of life.'

Distorting science - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
President Donald Trump has picked Kathleen Hartnett White, a former Texas regulator and unapologetic advocate of expanding U.S. fossil fuel production regardless of carbon dioxide emissions, for the top White House environment post.

Montana contractor sues to compel DEQ to enforce asbestos disposal laws.

Cancer - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
An asbestos-disposal contractor has sued the state Department of Environmental Quality, claiming the agency is not fulfilling its obligation to make sure asbestos waste is being safely handled and properly disposed of in Montana's landfills.

Montana contractor sues to compel DEQ to enforce asbestos disposal laws.

Asbestos - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
An asbestos-disposal contractor has sued the state Department of Environmental Quality, claiming the agency is not fulfilling its obligation to make sure asbestos waste is being safely handled and properly disposed of in Montana's landfills.

It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

Women's health - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

Don’t consign poor countries to wild storms and flooding.

Water quality - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Wealthy nations caused the problem but are not doing enough to solve it.

It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

Phthalates - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

Commentary: Sperm counts, testicular cancers, and the environment.

Pesticides - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Should we be worried about our future ability to reproduce ourselves, as some media coverage has claimed? We have already waited too long. As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote: “Our human future will only be as healthy as our sperm.”

Don’t consign poor countries to wild storms and flooding.

Pesticides - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Wealthy nations caused the problem but are not doing enough to solve it.

It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

Endocrine disruptors - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

Commentary: Sperm counts, testicular cancers, and the environment.

Endocrine disruptors - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Should we be worried about our future ability to reproduce ourselves, as some media coverage has claimed? We have already waited too long. As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote: “Our human future will only be as healthy as our sperm.”

Commentary: Sperm counts, testicular cancers, and the environment.

Cancer - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Should we be worried about our future ability to reproduce ourselves, as some media coverage has claimed? We have already waited too long. As New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote: “Our human future will only be as healthy as our sperm.”

Puerto Ricans pump drinking water from hazardous-waste: report.

Cancer - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
Some Puerto Rico residents are turning to a hazardous waste site for drinking water as the island continues to reel from Hurricane Maria.

It's surprisingly hard to ban toxic sex toys, but here's how to protect yourself.

Bisphenol A - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:00
With the short-term effects of chlorine and the long-term effects of phthalates, PVC is, “definitely one of the worst sex toy materials we’ve seen.”

Worrying new research finds that the ocean is cutting through a key Antarctic ice shelf.

Water quality - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00
The Dotson ice shelf holds back two large glaciers and connects to the larger West Antarctic ice sheet.

Trump’s sellout of American heritage.

Pesticides - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:00
The U.S.A. has the greatest home for sockeye salmon on the planet. The Trump administration is putting it at risk to aid a foreign mining conglomerate.

How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse.

Water quality - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The threat of global annihilation may feel as present as it did during the Cold War, but today's high-security shelters could not be more different from their 20th-century counterparts.

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