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SVOCs, a subgroup of volatile organic compounds with a higher molecular weight and boiling point temperature, are found in plastics, flooring, furniture, and more.

Scientists have a hard time figuring out where foodborne outbreaks come from. This new tracking system makes the detective work easy.

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, investors are now able to speculate on water prices. This practice, meant to help secure supplies for cities and farmers, has drawn criticism.

Agency allows use of pesticide and antibiotic to fight citrus greening and canker diseases.

Replacing wood stoves is essential but won't solve the indoor air pollution epidemic on its own.
President Biden's wave of executive actions includes an order to reexamine one controversial, but widely used, pesticide called chlorpyrifos. The Trump administration kept it on the market.

PFAS discovered in an insecticide aerially sprayed in more than half of US states leached into the pesticide from plastic shipping containers, the US Environmental Protection Agency says.

The N.C. Division of Air Quality granted Smithfield Foods and Dominion Energy one of the permits they need to move forward in completing a controversial project to create natural gas by using hog waste in Sampson and Duplin County.

A new report shines a light on the low-quality food served to 2.3 million people behind bars in the U.S. Healthier food is possible—and on the agenda in some prisons.
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.
After losing crops to severe drought for years, farmers in Maharashtra are seeing high yields through imaginative cultivation methods. They told DW that taking control is better than protesting government policy.
Curbing meat consumption is essential in the fight against climate change. But it is a more complicated story in countries that face spiraling food insecurity.

Residents are asked to complete online survey for environmental justice initiative, which should be complete in 2022.

This is the latest instance of Trump political appointees overriding the agency's scientists.
By changing how we feed the world—with plant-based burgers, bioreactor-grown dairy, and more efficient indoor farms—we could turn land now used for agriculture back into wilderness.
A bill that would prohibit the use of "treated seed corn" in the production of ethanol targets a plant near Mead that uses corn coated in fungicides and pesticides.
An opposition group known as "No Tyson Madison Co." pushed the health board to discuss regulations following an expansion of Tyson chicken barns.

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission took no action to adopt an updated water resources plan for the Chowan River Basin, which has seen a steady increase in toxic algae blooms.

The Anthropocene marks relentless and increasingly grave environmental degradation as the Earth faces tipping points for climate change, biodiversity and survival. To address these ills, scientists say we can learn valuable lessons from the past.

Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
Sharon Begley, whose science journalism career spanned 43 years at Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and STAT, died Saturday at 64.
Yishan Wong is building a system that can transform desert land into fertile ground for the trees we need to help stop climate change.
While some advocates say animal welfare labels are helping change the industry, a new report points to a lack of rigor among widely adopted labels, prompting questions about whether consumer choice can be a lever for change.
The Wayward Goose Farm says it will move if a large, conventional dairy farm is granted access through their land, where they milk 15 cows using organic practices.

Uneven shifting is likely to worsen flooding in southern India while worsening droughts in southeastern Africa and Madagascar.

A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new disease.

A Washington report has found one of the state's iconic fish is facing a threat to its existence as a result of climate change.

"We have to get PFAS out of products to get these harmful pollutants out of our drinking water," say advocates.

A May 1 conference call with federal, state and local health officials sent one message: Despite a COVID-19 outbreak amongst it workers, Rochelle Foods was to remain open. This fall, a second outbreak at the plant wasn't publicly reported.

Activists in Cascadia blocked nearly every effort to use the region's ports to expand the global fossil fuel trade between 2004 and 2017.

Many were cheered by industry, coastal advocates but opposed by environment, health interests.

Australian consumers will be encouraged not to purchase flake when they shop for seafood and to instead try sustainable alternatives in a new campaign that aims to put a spotlight on laws that permit the harvest of endangered sharks.

In their latest scan of emerging global biological conservation issues, experts assess the 15 most urgent risks society needs to address
It seemed too good to be true, and it may have been. The Cailfornia Deptpartment of Food and Agriculture has issued a stop-use order for Agro Gold Weed Slayer.