Sydney's toxic footprint: the suburbs most at risk from lead contamination

It comes as new research has raised fresh concerns about the risks posed by home grown vegetables and eggs.
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Toxics

Understanding what makes a food ‘organic'

They need to follow stringent USDA standards. A close look at the five products: milk, salads, eggs, health bars and bread.
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Biodiversity

She invented a board game with scientific integrity. It’s taking off.

How Elizabeth Hargrave turned a passion for ornithology and spreadsheets into a popular game about birds.
Food

World's first no-kill eggs go on sale in Berlin

Scientists can now quickly determine a chick's gender before it hatches, potentially ending the need to cull billions of male chicks worldwide.

Toxics

In the shadow of Canada’s biggest city, the piping plover struggles to survive

If chicks fly south, it would mark the first time the species has bred successfully in Toronto in more than 80 years.

Children

U.S. recalls more than 200 million eggs over salmonella fears

Nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina are being recalled from nine U.S. states after 22 people fell ill, the federal Food and Drug Administration has said.
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Food

An animal welfare rule aimed at organic egg production is on the chopping block

The Trump administration has proposed doing away with a rule that mandated that organic egg laying chickens spend time outdoors.
Food

Hey, Congress — don't mess with California's eggs

Congress should reject the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, which would interfere with certain state laws regarding animal welfare, food safety and agricultural production.
Climate

Climate change is making these lizards dumber

A new study suggests that warmer temperatures in the nest may affect these lizards' eggs - making them dimmer when they grow up.

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Climate

One step beyond organic or free-range: Dutch farmer’s chickens lay carbon-neutral eggs

Poultry owner claims his new approach has the highest welfare standards and lowest cost to environment.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

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.

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.

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.

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