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Toxics

Groups petition EPA to remove ethane and methane from list of compounds exempt from emissions limits

Hundreds of environmental groups on Tuesday submitted a petition calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to curtail ethane and methane emissions responsible for smog.

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Toxics

Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. The EPA has issued no warning

Seresto, one of the most popular flea and tick collars in the country, has been linked to hundreds of pet deaths, tens of thousands of injured animals and hundreds of harmed humans, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documents show.

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Biodiversity

Laiken Jordahl: A year of devastation in Arizona's wild lands

Living and working along the U.S.-Mexico border has meant watching the surreal, slow-motion leveling of the fragile ecosystems I’ve spent my career fighting to protect.
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Toxics

Emails show how pesticide industry influenced U.S. position in health talks

The U.S. insisted that new international guidelines on combating drug resistance omit any mention of fungicides — a demand that the industry made but that ran counter to science.
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Justice

Is this the end of oil and gas pipelines?

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.
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Justice

Tribal nation condemns 'desecration' to build border wall

Construction of a wall on the Arizona border is endangering sacred Indigenous sites — including an oasis that has supported human beings for the last 16,000 years.
www.politico.com
Toxics

‘This is the wild west out here'

How Washington is bending over backward for mining companies in Nevada at the expense of environmental rules.
www.eenews.net
Justice

9th Circuit scraps Congressional Review Act challenge

A federal appeals court today tossed out green groups' challenge to a statute the Trump administration has invoked to wipe out many Obama-era environmental regulations.
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Toxics

Trump administration OKs leasing for new oil drilling in California — again

The Trump administration on Thursday gave the go-ahead to new oil-drilling leases on federal land in California, mostly around petroleum-rich Bakersfield but also in less-obvious spots in the Sierra foothills, such as near Yosemite National Park.

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Toxics

Putting 'health of all species' in danger, Trump EPA proposal guts restrictions on toxic herbicide linked to birth defects

Environmental and public health advocacy groups expressed alarm Friday after the Trump administration moved to increase the allowable level in U.S. waterways of atrazine, a common herbicide linked to hermaphroditic amphibians and birth defects, cancer, and other harmful health effects in humans.

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Toxics

Lawsuit launched over “failure to recognize plastic pollution” in Hawaiian waters

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice today of its intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly "failing to protect Hawaiian waters contaminated by plastic pollution."

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Toxics

Facing opposition, EPA backtracks on use of ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

The federal agency said it was re-evaluating the use of the M-44 poison devices, which are used to kill thousands of coyotes and foxes.
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Biodiversity

Who benefits from an endangered species act rollback? Big polluters

Sweetheart deal to industry comes as extinction crisis accelerates.

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From our Newsroom

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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