- Op-ed: Thinking through the EPA’s commitment to eliminate the use of mammals in toxicity testingon September 20, 2019 at 11:32 am
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moves to get rid of research and testing in mammals (rats and mice), we are concerned the environment...
- Birds are vanishing from North Americaon September 20, 2019 at 11:24 am
The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.
- EPA allowed companies to make 40 new PFAS chemicalson September 20, 2019 at 11:23 am
New PFAS compounds present many of the same threats associated with PFOA, PFOS, and the other chemicals they replaced.
- USDA lets pig farms self-regulate: What could go wrong?on September 20, 2019 at 9:43 am
Will self-regulation make consumers safer?
- Man vs. mosquito: At the front lines of a public health waron September 20, 2019 at 9:36 am
Mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise, and climate change will worsen the threat. Little-known local agencies are the main line of defense.
- Wheeler signals retreat from 'secret science' ruleon September 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm
EPA is dropping plans to issue a final version this year of its divisive plan to limit the agency's use of scientific studies in crafting ma...
- US drinking water pollution could cause 100,000 cancer caseson September 19, 2019 at 11:28 am
Contaminated drinking water—most of which currently meets legal quality standards—could cause an estimated 100,000 cancer cases in th...
- New Jersey soil microbe shown to break down 'forever chemicals'on September 19, 2019 at 10:58 am
Scientists have discovered that a soil microbe commonly found in New Jersey wetlands can break down one of the toughest class of pollutants, know...
- California ready to take Trump to court over car pollution waiveron September 19, 2019 at 10:57 am
The president announced Wednesday that he's revoking the state's legal authority to set its own auto emissions standards.
- San Francisco to get environmental violation for homelessness, Trump sayson September 19, 2019 at 10:44 am
President Trump said that San Francisco was in “total violation” of environmental rules because needles used by homeless people were ...
- France didn't ban pesticides near towns. So mayors are doing it themselveson September 19, 2019 at 10:37 am
A mayor banned pesticide use on the farms surrounding his village. Even though he was prosecuted for doing so, dozens of other mayors have follow...
- The lead-pipe danger lurking undergroundon September 19, 2019 at 3:23 am
Municipalities are struggling to balance high replacement costs with other urgent infrastructure projects.
- 15 U.S. governors lobby for provisions on toxic chemicals in defense billon September 19, 2019 at 3:04 am
The issue is being tied to defense spending in part because of the military’s lengthy and widespread use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting ...
- Three-quarters of plastic products are toxicon September 18, 2019 at 10:18 pm
If you needed another reason to rethink how much plastic you're bringing into your life, a new report from Norwegian scientists finds that m...
- Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancyon September 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm
A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Durin...
- Home Depot to phase out some products containing PFAS chemicalson September 18, 2019 at 11:25 am
The largest home improvement chain in the U.S. announced it will stop carrying some products containing dangerous PFAS chemicals by the end of ...
- California’s forage warson September 18, 2019 at 11:24 am
In Mendocino County, these “guerilla gatherers” risk fines and jail time to keep food culture alive.
- Where does all the plastic go?on September 18, 2019 at 12:52 am
Roughly one per cent of all the plastic that has ever gone into the ocean is floating on its surface. What happened to the rest of it?
- "Like a sunburn on your lungs": How does the climate crisis impact health?on September 17, 2019 at 10:40 pm
Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat – but the impact is already felt across every ...
- Trump to revoke California’s authority on air pollutionon September 17, 2019 at 10:38 pm
The Trump administration will formally revoke California's authority under the Clean Air Act to set its own air pollution rules.