356 elephants dropped dead. Did this bacteria poison them?

Some conservationists accepted the explanation provided by Botswana’s government, but others raised doubts.
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The science behind oiled seabird rehabilitation

Fifty years after the oil spill that inspired the creation of Earth Day, we’ve learned a lot about how to care for birds covered in oil.

Documentary on Bhopal gas tragedy still canned

An artistic documentation of the awful trail of human misery left behind by the horrific Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, has been 'barred' from public screening since 1985, thanks to 'reservations' by the Madhya Pradesh government.


Fighting vulture poisoning in Kenya

A quick response averted a larger tragedy in Kenya. But Africa’s vulture population remains precarious.

Climate change adversely affects human health, says new report

Climate change may progressively affect human health for the worse, requiring prompt and resolute action to stabilize it, reports a consortium of 27 leading scientific academies in Europe.

Maine doesn’t test enough kids for lead even when federal law requires it, report says

Despite a recent push to identify kids with lead poisoning, hundreds of Maine children are likely still exposed to its harmful effects because of the state’s low, inconsistent rates of screening toddlers during their annual doctor’s check-up, according to a new report.

Malaysia shuts 111 schools as toxic dumping poisons hundreds

The situation is becoming "increasingly critical" after hundreds more children were admitted to hospital. Three people suspected of involvement in the dumping of toxic waste have been arrested.

Bill Allayaud, Joe Rubin: Why should California lag behind on protecting workers from dangerous lead?

California had smaller versions of the lead poisoning in Flint, Mich., at a Sacramento gun range and a Los Angeles battery recycling plant.


Flourishing or floundering? Bald eagle population recovery celebrated, but another threat remains

The United States fought hard to save its bald eagle population, and Steamboat Springs wildlife rehabilitator Tracy Bye was alarmed after seven of the birds were brought to her in a three-month period poisoned by lead.


Lead poisoning deaths up in New Hampshire loons despite law

More than year after New Hampshire passed one of the nation's toughest bans on using lead fishing tackle, loons are still dying from ingesting fishing weights and lures.

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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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