Judge approves Wolverine PFAS water settlement
on February 20, 2020 at 4:23 am
A federal court judge approved a $69.5 million settlement against Wolverine World Wide for contaminating residential drinking wells and the envir...
Notpla's edible blob is a compostable water bottle
on February 19, 2020 at 11:16 am
Notpla has found a way to make water bottles that you can eat (or compost) when you’re done. What’s next? Getting rid of plastic ketc...
Mark Ruffalo showing Dark Waters, highlighting NC PFAS
on February 19, 2020 at 5:47 am
North Carolina communities from Wilmington to Pittsboro have struggled with PFAS contamination.
Binging less Netflix isn’t going to stop climate change
on February 18, 2020 at 9:05 pm
In case you hadn't heard, streaming one episode of The Office on Netflix has the same environmental impact as driving 4 miles. At least, tha...
Carey Gillam: Science shouldn't be for sale – we need reform to industry-funded studies to keep people safe
on February 18, 2020 at 6:21 pm
We must be able to trust the integrity of scientific research as we work to protect our families and our planet.
FDA under scrutiny: Policymakers, advocates push for stronger science, regulation of the chemical BPA
on February 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm
Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) was pregnant with her second child when she became concerned about the toxic chemicals that she and her kids &m...
Are plastic containers safe for our food? Experts say it’s hard to know
on February 18, 2020 at 12:21 pm
The plastics industry says its containers are safe but some experts advise consumers to avoid heating them and advocate using glass or metal inst...
Here’s how a ‘circular economy’ could save the world
on February 18, 2020 at 11:09 am
The vision of a “circular economy”—where we use resources sparingly and recycle endlessly—is inspiring businesses and env...
Bayer finds new herbicide molecule amid more lawsuits
on February 18, 2020 at 4:38 am
Bayer announced it found a new herbicide molecule, which is in Phase 2 of early development.
A look at some PFAS found in Brunswick, New Hanover water
on February 18, 2020 at 3:42 am
Beyond the confusing names and acronyms of chemical compounds found in local samples.
More people are biking these days — so why are kids riding less?
on February 17, 2020 at 2:21 pm
The inequitable and insufficient urban planning that caters to cars over vulnerable populations comes with a big cost: our children's health...
Minnesota cities could get power to ban pesticides as bee numbers fall
on February 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm
A measure introduced last week might at last give cities some form of local control over what pesticides can be used within their boundaries.
Jury awards $265 million to Bader Farms in lawsuit against Bayer, BASF
on February 17, 2020 at 12:15 pm
The case was the first in an advancing wave of litigation from U.S. farmers who blame drift-prone dicamba herbicides for millions of acres of cro...
For science in the courts, the Daubert name looms large
on February 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm
Decades ago, two parents sued a drug company over their newborn's deformity — and along the way, they changed courtroom science f...
Cases of lead-poisoned children drop 17% in Connecticut
on February 17, 2020 at 2:14 am
A total of 1,665 Connecticut children under age 6 had lead poisoning in 2017, a drop of almost 17% from the year before and the largest one-year ...
Totes amaze: Anya Hindmarch on her 'plastic bag' and eco-fashion
on February 17, 2020 at 12:47 am
The fashion designer's famous bag inspired the world to say 'no' to plastic. Her new one takes direct action.
Plastic to-go containers are bad, but are the alternatives any better?
on February 15, 2020 at 2:05 pm
Single-use plastic bans are showing up across the nation. But compostable plates and utensils may not solve the plastic crisis.
Creating ‘Forever Chemicals': A Guide to PFAS Companies
on February 15, 2020 at 1:51 pm
The billion-dollar companies that made and used chemicals now popping up in water supplies around the country are switching to newer alternatives...
Will 2020 be the year Colorado bans plastic bags, Styrofoam and other single-use plastics?
on February 14, 2020 at 1:44 pm
Lawmakers struck out with the first bill this session to make way for local plastic bans. But two more are up to bat this month to regulate singl...
3M says it will help communities contaminated by its chemicals
on February 14, 2020 at 8:18 am
After years of chemical contamination concerns in North Alabama, 3M appears to be changing its approach on the cleanup of its chemicals.