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How pesticides are harming soil ecosystems

At a time when interest in regenerative agriculture is growing, a new study looks at the way pesticides can devastate soil species that foster plant health and sequester carbon.
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Stealth chemicals: A call to action on a threat to human fertility

In an interview with Yale e360, epidemiologist Shanna Swan talks about how falling sperm counts and other fertility problems are linked to chemicals in consumer products and explains why the Biden administration needs to follow Europe’s lead in restricting these substances.
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Portland group key to convincing General Mills to drop chemical from mac-and-cheese processing

Annie's Homegrown will eliminate ortho-phthalates, which make plastics more flexible but may also pose health risks, from its production equipment.
Originals

Pete Myers: Our failure on fertility

Your hormones have been hijacked.

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Originals

WATCH: Fertility crisis leaves little time for solutions

On fertility, we are running out of time.

And the growing number of plastics in our lives are accelerating the crunch.

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Originals

Count Down: Hormonal havoc in our midst

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www.nytimes.com
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Op-ed: What are sperm telling us?

Scientists are concerned by falling sperm counts and declining egg quality. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be the problem.
Originals

Use of disinfectants has soared, sparking new examination of ingredients

Disinfectant use has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic as people try to keep their hands and surfaces clean. But one family of cleaning chemicals is receiving scrutiny for potential health concerns.

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www.cnn.com
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Health impacts of synthetic chemicals doubled in last 5 years

Synthetic chemicals aren't good for you. Examples of how endocrine-disrupting chemicals in plastics, pesticides and other US products impact health have doubled in the last five years, and now include obesity, breast cancer, diabetes and more.
medium.com
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Externalities are our existential threat

It’s the “ex’s” we need to worry about the most. Externalities that create an existential threat. The ultimate threat: Our extinction.
www.haaretz.com
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Pollution is causing wild fish deformities in California

A new study demonstrates how high selenium concentrations, primarily from industrial and agricultural runoff, can affect wild fish.

www.nytimes.com
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Half of us face obesity, dire projections show

By 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese.
www.sfchronicle.com
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Plastic-munching mealworms may be key to helping clean environment

Mealworms can eat and digest plastic and could potentially be deployed en masse to help rid the world of plastic garbage.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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