Consequences of DDT exposure could last generations

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

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'We didn't know': Veterans of El Toro say their service had toxic consequences

The longtime Marine Corps Air Station, now the site of Orange County Great Park, was listed as a Superfund site in 1990.

The rubber industry's toxic legacy in Akron

In Akron, Ohio, Black people bore—and bear—the brunt of industry's negative effects, including disease and death.


Your childhood neighborhood can influence how your genes work – new study

This decades-long study found that living in poorer communities changes how genes are regulated.

A matter of fact – Professor refuses to correct errors in new scientific paper finding problems with glyphosate

But perhaps more stunning than that news, the research team also stated in their paper that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) had "retracted" its finding that glyphosate was a probable human carcinogen.


What three generations of California families can tell us about the links between our health and our environment

A decades-long study offers valuable insights into the relationship between the environment in which we live and cancer, autoimmune diseases and other disorders.


Thanks a lot, Grandma: Negative effects of Roundup chemical doesn’t surface for generations, WSU researcher says

Much of the food we eat today may impact our great-grandchildren, a prominent WSU researcher said. Bayer, the company that owns the chemical in question, is fighting that assertion.

How animals code their kids for survival

Insights into epigenetics and inheritance show that some organisms can adapt to a changing world.


Fish study prompts call for closer look at depression drug's hereditary effects

Biologists at the University of Ottawa have discovered that exposing fish embryos to Prozac affected the aquatic creatures' ability to manage stress for generations, prompting a call for further research into the lasting effects of antidepressants on humans.

In their earliest days, embryos record their environments

Conception at times of low food abundance was linked with higher methylation.


Teens born from assisted pregnancies may have higher blood pressure

Kids born from reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization are susceptible to high blood pressure as adolescents, a small study finds.

Analysis: Nature and nurture—not nature vs. nurture.

Science has moved beyond the old thought paradigm of nature vs. nurture as determinant of who we are.

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Chips off the old block: How a father’s preconception exposures might affect the health of his children

A woman's environmental exposures during the prenatal and even preconception periods are well known to potentially affect her unborn child's child. Now studies are showing that a man's exposures also can influence the health of his future children.


In Australia, 'thunderstorm asthma' fuels the quest for a cure

Facing a deluge of thunderstorm-triggered asthma, researchers in Melbourne are working overtime to cure the disease outright.
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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

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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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