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Toxics

The problems with parabens: A local doctor's warning

Concerns about disease are making us increasingly aware of what we eat, so it's no surprise we're becoming equally aware of what we put on our skin.
Toxics

Questions surrounding “emergency pesticide applications” at schools

CBS 6 questioned officials from the Shenendehowa Central Schools over an annual approval of “Emergency Pesticide Applications" on the District's athletic fields.

Toxics

VIDEO: What are you putting on your hair?

Chemicals found in some Afro hair products in many parts of the world are being linked to breast cancer and infertility.

Originals

25 zones along the proposed Shell Falcon Pipeline are at risk of explosions due to landslides

PITTSBURGH—Shell Pipeline Company has identified 25 locations that are prone to landslides in or near the route of its proposed Falcon Ethane Pipeline through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Fourteen of those locations are in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Climate

Trump push to shorten gas pipeline reviews may limit public input

A push to shorten the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission environmental review timelines for natural gas pipelines could limit the public’s and environmentalists’ involvement in the process, some energy specialists said.
Toxics

EPA letter reveals new problems with Hunters Point radiation data

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly all of the radiation data collected on two large parcels of land at the Hunters Point Shipyard is problematic.

A fox and a snowy owl met on a winter night

They came. They danced. They may have tried to eat each other.

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Water

Namibia bans food imports from cholera-hit Zambia

The Namibian government has provisionally banned the import of all perishable food, fish, fruits, unprocessed food and water from neighboring Zambia, which has been hit by a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 60 lives so far.

From our Newsroom

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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