Toxic pesticides banned for EU use exported from UK

Two companies, Syngenta and Ineos, are exporting from UK facilities large quantities of pesticides based on chemicals that would be illegal for use in the EU to developing countries as well as US, Japan and Australia

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Uneasy state of affairs: Scotland's use of American shale gas

Despite a ban on fracking, Scotland imports shale gas from Pennsylvania for its plastics industry. This has some activists saying 'no fracking here, no fracking anywhere.'

Shale gas off-ramp: Pa.’s fracking boom produces a glut of ethane that’s helping fuel plastics production overseas

The path of a global supply chain often begins in western Pennsylvania and winds up half a world away.


The ‘dirty dozen’ companies that pollute Scotland

Scotland’s most polluting companies have been named and shamed in a new database from the government’s Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Dirtying the Waters: Texas ranks first in violating water pollution rules

A new report raises questions about whether TCEQ is doing enough to protect the state’s water.

Energy group Ineos to challenge Scotland's ban on fracking

Energy group Ineos has applied to launch a legal challenge to the Scottish government's ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland, known as "fracking", arguing the ban was imposed unlawfully.
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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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