Did the White House block EPA action on PFAS?

A proposal to designate PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances has been sitting at the White House for more than a year.
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Overstretched wildland firefighters risk lung, heart maladies

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2000 to 2019, 400 wildland firefighters died on the job, but this may hide slower, quieter illnesses and death.


Bayer confronts judge’s deadline as Roundup settlements lag

Bayer AG is up against a fast-approaching deadline to settle remaining lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller or face the prospect of a judge restarting the process of sending the cases to trial.
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Refinería de Salamanca: 70 años siendo motor de desarrollo económico y fuente de contaminación

Puede refinar hasta 220,000 barriles diarios, aunque actualmente opera a 54.37% de su capacidad; es la responsable de la emisión de 95.7% del bióxido de azufre que se produce en el municipio.

Racial and economic divides extend to wildfire smoke, too

While mounting evidence suggests that wildfire smoke is bad for all humans, not everyone is equally at risk.
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En foco rojo de contaminación con plomo: ¿Qué ha pasado con los niños?

Miles de casas en las ciudades aledañas a un clausurado taller de baterías del Sureste de Los Ángeles resultaron estar contaminadas con plomo, una sustancia neurotóxica.

As the West burns, Trump administration races to demolish environmental protections

Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election.

Black Americans are still dying of cancer at the highest rates

Racial disparities in cancer deaths are shrinking, but communities of color still lack access to screening and treatment.

Jon Stewart, Sen. Gillibrand push for burn pit law to aid veterans care and benefits

“If an enemy did this to us, we’d ... bomb them into oblivion,” Jon Stewart told The Washington Post. "We did it to ourselves and we’re ignoring it.”

Across the US, millions of people are drinking unsafe water

Aging infrastructure, legacy pollution and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.

New research shows disproportionate rate of coronavirus deaths in polluted areas

The type of pollution emitted by many chemical plants in Louisiana's industrial corridor is correlated with increased coronavirus deaths, according to new peer-reviewed research from SUNY and ProPublica.

A Texas town takes on fracking as a racial justice issue

Just after passing resolutions to elevate the needs of Black and Hispanic residents, the Arlington City Council took an unusual stand on drilling.

As questions mount about Roundup settlement, Black farmers sue Monsanto to stop herbicide's sales

A lawsuit filed this week by the National Black Farmers Association seeks to stop agribusiness giant Bayer from selling Roundup, its popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer in recent years.

Bob Klein: Will the real 'whole grain' please stand up?

A recent test determined that many products labelled '100 whole grain' don't contain anywhere near that amount.

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Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

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.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

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.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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.

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An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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