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Study finds PFAS contamination in Cohoes around Norlite incinerator

A study by Bennington College released on Monday found unusually high amounts of potentially hazardous PFAS compounds in the soil and water downwind from the embattled Norlite aggregate and incineration plant.

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Toxics

The art of scientific deception: How corporations use "mercenary science" to evade regulation

David Michaels, former Assistant Secretary of Labor, explains how corporations whitewash harmful products and chemicals by commissioning faux science
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Toxics

Asbestos has been found in Claire's eye shadow, highlighting a disturbing 'black hole' in beauty-product safety

The US Food and Drug Administration barely regulates the cosmetics industry: just 11 ingredients are forbidden in cosmetic products in the US. In Europe, more than 1,300 compounds are barred.

Justice

Dry Run: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins film in Cincinnati

It's to be a real-life Cincinnati story shot in real-life Cincinnati about the lawyer who launched a groundbreaking legal case that helped determine a "probable link" between PFOA and deadly diseases in humans.

Originals

Watch: The chemistry of a cover-up

In making our most recent film, The Devil We Know, we thought we understood the pervasive and insidious role that toxic chemicals play in our collective lives.

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LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

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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.

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Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

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