Plant absorbs toxic RDX contamination

Modified switchgrass can sop up weapons chemicals on military ranges.

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Consequences of DDT exposure could last generations

Scientists found health effects in grandchildren of women exposed to the pesticide.


Toxic chemicals linked to lower egg counts in women

The higher the chemical levels found in a woman's blood, the fewer eggs they had left in their ovaries.

Inside the movement to clean up the world's most toxic sites

A sprawling initiative identifies pollution hotspots so the communities affected by them can act. 

Pesky condors invade California home

Fifteen to 20 of the endangered giant birds wrecked the deck, knocked over lawn ornaments and tore up “every piece of plastic” they could find, the homeowner’s daughter said.

25,000 barrels possibly laced with DDT are found off California coast

One researcher said the number of discarded drums far exceeded his expectations. “It was hard to wrap my head around the density of targets,” he said.

Stunning DDT dump site off L.A. coast much bigger than scientists expected

As scientists on began interpreting sonar images gathered by two deep-sea robots, they were quickly overwhelmed. It was like trying to count stars in the Milky Way.


Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

A woman's exposure to the pesticide DDT during pregnancy can increase her granddaughter's risk for breast cancer decades later, according to a new study.

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How a shocking environmental disaster was uncovered off the California coast after 70 years

The lasting effects of DDT contamination are killing an alarming number of California sea lions. A 30-year study finds that 25% of adult sea lions have cancer.


How a shocking environmental disaster was uncovered off the California coast after 70 years

Just 10 miles off the coast of Los Angeles lurks an environmental disaster over 70 years in the making, which few have ever heard about. That is, until now, thanks to the research of a University of California marine scientist named David Valentine.


America’s bald eagle population has quadrupled

There were only about 72,000 bald eagles in the lower 48 states in 2009. Researchers say the population is now above 300,000.

Editorial: We need faster action on removing the DDT graveyard off the L.A. coast

It's frustrating that the federal government has moved so slowly to address such a significant environmental hazard.


Mission seeks answers on DDT waste barrels off Catalina

A team of Scripps and NOAA researchers set sail to map the seafloor for DDT waste barrels dumped decades ago. As many as half a million of these barrels could still be underwater today.

Glyphosate weed killer releases a banned pesticide into islands’ waters through soil erosion

Use of the herbicide on banana plantations explains chlordecone pollution off the coasts of Guadeloupe and Martinique
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Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

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 real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

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