California town’s well fails, now delivers contaminated water
on July 9, 2020 at 11:26 am
The drinking water is polluted and sometimes the water pressure is too low to flush the toilet. They’re not alone.
Evian's new 100% recycled plastic bottle has no label
on July 9, 2020 at 10:39 am
The bottle, which has the brand name engraved onto the recycled plastic, is part of Evian’s effort to become fully circular by 2025.
Halve UK pesticide use to save insects, say conservationists
on July 8, 2020 at 10:33 pm
The use of pesticides in the UK must be at least halved to reverse steep losses in insect abundance and boost the natural world that depends on t...
Contaminated Ground: Indiana’s City of Mineral Water faces specter of health threats
on July 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm
Once known as the City of Mineral Water for the healing power of its spring-fed spas, Martinsville, Indiana, now faces the specter of health thre...
Children who drink water from private wells at higher risk of lead exposure
on July 8, 2020 at 11:09 am
New research shows lead exposure worse for poor and black American children and highlights risk from contaminants in unregulated private wells.
'American Heartland' provides a window on farm country
on July 8, 2020 at 10:34 am
Marie Mutsuki Mockett traveled with a team of wheat harvesters from Texas to the Dakotas, catching a rare glimpse of modern farm life and gaining...
Judge puts cloud over settlement of Roundup cancer claims
on July 8, 2020 at 9:58 am
An agreement for the weedkiller’s maker to pay more than $10 billion to end litigation may not get court approval.
This Chinese megacity is building a massive car-free district
on July 7, 2020 at 7:54 pm
The breakneck speed of China's economic and urban growth has gone hand in hand with some of the worst traffic congestion anywhere in the wor...
Slow Legislation: Flushable wipes become an issue in court and in law
on July 7, 2020 at 7:48 pm
Governments are trying to fight wipes manufacturers through a variety of means and levels of success.
Court frowns on Bayer's proposed Roundup class-action settlement
on July 7, 2020 at 2:05 pm
A federal judge on Monday had harsh words for Bayer AG’s plan to delay potential future Roundup cancer lawsuits and block jury trials, crit...
Early findings grim on the health of Flint kids after water crisis
on July 7, 2020 at 11:25 am
The same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint.
A new normal: Will you stop flying?
on July 6, 2020 at 6:11 pm
Has the pandemic affected your thoughts about the way you will travel for leisure and work in the future? Would you consider giving up flying to ...
Scientists’ warning on affluence
on July 6, 2020 at 4:22 pm
The affluent citizens of the world are responsible for most environmental impacts and are central to any future prospect of retreating to safer e...
Endocrine disruptors in personal care products associated with the timing of puberty
on July 6, 2020 at 12:24 pm
The study for this year's Human Reproduction keynote lecture found a link between phthalates and other endocrine disrupting chemicals in bod...
The Plastic Free July challenge is here to help you rid your life of single-use plastic waste
on July 6, 2020 at 11:43 am
Unlike dance battles and dangerous dares, here's a "challenge" just about anyone can get behind.
Op-ed: PFAS chemicals—the other immune system threat
on July 6, 2020 at 11:32 am
"In 2014, my world changed forever when I learned my family was exposed to contaminated drinking water containing high levels of PFAS. Since...
New Bayer-engineered seed raises questions among experts on the future of weed control
on July 6, 2020 at 11:31 am
A new genetically engineered corn seed designed by Bayer to be sprayed by up to five herbicides could represent the future of farming. But for ho...
Agonizing lag in coronavirus research puts pregnant women and babies at risk
on July 6, 2020 at 11:21 am
After months of asserting pregnant women were not at high risk for the coronavirus, the CDC recently released a study with sobering findings for ...
Air pollution particles damage children’s heart tissue
on July 4, 2020 at 12:02 pm
Toxic metal particles from traffic and industry are weakening people's hearts and the damage begins in early childhood, a study has found.
The danger of hormone-mimicking chemicals in medical devices and meds
on July 3, 2020 at 11:18 am
Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in medicine and medical devices is grossly underestimated, and physicians have an ethical obligation t...