Federal regulators have ordered the owners of Electron Dam on the Puyallup River to clean up its mess following a spill of rubber debris during unpermitted use of artificial turf in a construction project. The company must remove...
The organizer of Non Toxic Portsmouth says he will continue to ask city councilors to reconsider two planned synthetic turf fields after testing showed indicators of per- and polyfluoroalkyl contaminants.
The process could lead to new recycling methods that have so far proven to be expensive, difficult and largely inefficient.
When school systems, universities and colleges, or local governments choose to install artificial turf fields, they seem all bright, shiny green and clean. How many of those buyers pay attention to the endgame—the disposing of many tons of hazardous waste?
Environmental scientist Jeff Gearhart collected blades of fake grass last Friday from sports fields at D.C. public parks to see if they potentially contain harmful chemicals called PFAS.
A joint effort between two U.S. federal agencies has released its first report about crumb-rubber synthetic fields, but you still have to wait if you want a definitive look on whether a surface made partly of recycled tires is safe for your children.
It's neat, easy – and a staggering £2bn global market. But as plastic grass takes over our cities, some say that it's green only in color.
The Vancouver Park Board said it takes safety concerns seriously, and like all municipalities in BC, relies on the provincial health authorities to provide local expertise on potential health risks of products, such as artificial turf fields.
Two of Germany's top sports associations have called for a transitional period of "at least six years" before a proposed EU-wide ban on intentionally added microplastics is imposed on synthetic turf pitches.
Real grass was ripped out and replaced by fake AstroTurf-like grass on concrete. Residents are protesting, and Coral Way could be next.
If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.
COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.