investigatemidwest.org

New pesticide regulations would fix "broken and outdated" system at the EPA, sponsors say

Called the Protect America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act of 2020, the bill provides a framework for fixing what sponsors Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colorado) dub America's "broken and outdated" pesticide regulatory system.

Print Friendly and PDF
SUBSCRIBE TO EHN'S MUST-READ DAILY NEWSLETTER: ABOVE THE FOLD
www.sciencemag.org
Justice

Now retired, top US environmental scientist feels free to speak her mind

Linda Birnbaum held the top slot at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for 1 decade.

Toxics

Leonardo Trasande: Banning dangerous chemicals could save the US billions

It's a myth that environmental regulations stifle economic productivity. Harmful chemicals cost the US $340bn a year.

www.europeanscientist.com
Toxics

A potential ‘vaccine’ against deadly chemical weapons

Moreover, nanoscavengers hold promise as a preventative treatment against organophosphate-based pesticide poisoning, which causes tens of thousands of deaths each year in the developing world.

thehill.com
Toxics

Brett Hartl: Let’s just pretend pesticides don’t harm wildlife

Thanks to the dangerous pesticide’s tendency to volatilize and drift up to a mile after being applied, it will continue to routinely find its way into the bloodstreams of hundreds of endangered species.
Climate

Trump’s sellout of American heritage.

Opinion | CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Did Monsanto ignore evidence linking its weed killer to cancer?

This could be the company’s “Big Tobacco” moment.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

EU pesticide debate needs more 'independent expertise': Macron.

PARIS (Reuters) - France and the European Union need independent scientific experts to guide them on divisive environmental issues such as pesticides, French President Emmanuel Macron said, criticizing some research as prone to lobbying pressures.

Keep reading... Show less
Island Press
Originals

Weed killer for breakfast.

For many people, a toasted bagel topped with honey might sound like a healthy breakfast choice. Others might prefer a bowl of oatmeal or cornflakes or a hot plate of scrambled eggs. Few would likely welcome a dose of weed killer that has been linked to cancer in their morning meal.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment.

Lawyers on the “Monsanto papers” case accused the EU agencies responsible for food safety and chemicals of “wilfully sawing off certain studies” in their risk assessment of glyphosate.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller.

Ben & Jerry’s has moved to cut all glyphosate-tainted ingredients from its production chain and introduce an “organic dairy” line next year, after a new survey found widespread traces of the controversial substance in its European ice-creams.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Reporting on the world’s most controversial farm chemical.

Want to start a fight at a state fair, agriculture show, or meeting of the European Commission? Get farmers, consumers, and politicians discussing Monsanto, genetic engineering, and pesticide use.

Keep reading... Show less
Toxics

Complaints surge about weed killer dicamba’s damage to oak trees.

As soybean and cotton farmers across the Midwest and South continue to see their crops ravaged from the weed killer dicamba, new complaints have pointed to the herbicide as a factor in widespread damage to oak trees.

Keep reading... Show less
From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

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.

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.

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.

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.