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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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.

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.

‘This is the wild west out here'

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

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.

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.


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.


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."


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.

Who benefits from an endangered species act rollback? Big polluters

Sweetheart deal to industry comes as extinction crisis accelerates.


Don't want antibiotics sprayed on your citrus? Sorry - it's about to expand, big-time

The Trump administration has given the go-ahead for agricultural operations to spray antibiotics on nearly a half-million acres of Florida citrus, a move some scientists warn could increase the problem of antibiotic resistance in people and in the environment.


Trump’s wildlife protection council is mostly trophy hunters and donors, lawsuit says

Advocacy groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday over what they call the biased makeup of a wildlife advisory council.


In North Carolina, several endangered species are on the ropes

The survival of several threatened and endangered species in North Carolina became even more precarious this week, as government officials published preliminary decisions on the red wolf, dwarf wedgemussel and yellow lance mussel.

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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