Pesticides and produce: Environmental group lists cleanest and dirtiest fruits and vegetables

Raisins are singled out in report by the Environmental Working Group, which said that the average sample contained more than 13 pesticides.
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Deer hunting rules relaxed to curb deadly disease

Rules for hunting deer in western Quebec are being eased in an effort to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), leaving some hunters concerned about negative impacts. 

Five things to know about blue-green algae. (Yeah, it’s bad. And it’s getting worse.)

Blue-green algae blooms have been growing more frequent, both in Florida and elsewhere in the United States. Mississippi just closed all 21 of its beaches because of a bloom.

The elite soldiers protecting the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon is at risk from mining in French Guiana and it is the French Foreign Legion's job to protect it.

Was a quarry or landfill cited by the EPA? Lehigh Valley lawmakers want to ensure towns are alerted.

A bill in Harrisburg followed a lag between a federal violation warning at a Lehigh County quarry and municipal officials finding out about it.

Uncovering the mechanisms linking air pollution to psychosis

Let's start with just a few adjectives about our daily lives - overexposed, overwhelmed, stimulated, toxic, deficient. It's not enough that many young people lack good nutrition, but they are also challenged by circumstance by a lack of clean air to breathe and pure water to drink.


More wells test positive for TCE pollution from Litton site

Chemical pollution from a long-closed industrial site near the airport has been found in more water wells in northwest Springfield, Mo., according to state officials.


Spraying weed killer near retiree homes on Oregon coast spurs outrage, call for state changes

The spraying of herbicide on cleared land triggered a bitter debate in tiny Seal Rock, a seaside community of about 1,300 in south Lincoln County.

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Industry studies show evidence of bias and misleading conclusions on widely used insecticide: Scientists

Researchers who examined Dow Chemical Company-sponsored animal tests performed two decades ago on the insecticide chlorpyrifos found inaccuracies in what the company reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency compared to what the data showed.

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One less excuse to not deal with lead

Lead exposure can cause numerous health problems for children. But it is possible to prevent them.

Microwave weapons are prime suspect in ills of U.S. embassy workers

Doctors and scientists say microwave strikes may have caused sonic delusions and very real brain damage among embassy staff and family members.
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