Experts worried by pollution levels in Barcelona after new project shows danger to citizens in Spain

A new project by architects in Barcelona has revealed the shocking truth about pollution in the city.

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Toxic chemical smoke grenades used in Portland

Portland protesters report severe and lasting side effects from the chemical weapons used during Trump’s “Operation Diligent Valor.”
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Indian capital launches campaign to curb toxic air pollution

Authorities in New Delhi launched an anti-pollution campaign on Monday in an attempt to curb air pollution levels ahead of winter, when the capital is regularly covered in toxic haze, and warned that filthy air could make the coronavirus pandemic more dangerous.

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WPS to conduct cleanup of toxic chemicals at former gas plant

The Wisconsin Public Service Corp. will now be responsible for cleaning up chemical contamination in Marinette after a settlement with the state and federal governments.

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Smoke from Brazil fires affect five Latin American countries

The smoke from the fires in the Brazilian Amazon and Pantanal regions today covers more than four thousand kilometers in Latin America and affects the neighboring countries of Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

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Bob Litterman: Wildfires have devastated my city. They'll only get worse unless we force businesses to change

Last week, the window in my San Francisco home office, which is normally so bright that the shade is pulled down, was dark all day. The sun never shone over the city, where I am sheltering in place.
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Choking on smoke: U.S. cities open clean air shelters for homeless

Seattle's smoke shelters are among several emergency responses implemented in the last two weeks as wildfires rage across the western United States, burning about 5 million acres (2 million hectares) and spewing toxic plumes of ash and smoke.

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Trump scales back limits on toxic waste from coal power plants

The Trump administration is relaxing Obama-era requirements stemming toxic heavy metal pollution from coal-fired power plants.

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As questions mount about Roundup settlement, Black farmers sue Monsanto to stop herbicide's sales

A lawsuit filed this week by the National Black Farmers Association seeks to stop agribusiness giant Bayer from selling Roundup, its popular herbicide that has been linked to cancer in recent years.

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The fires may be in California, but the smoke, and its health effects, travel across the country

Record setting conflagrations in California and Colorado have smothered residents of the two states with choking, stinging smoke. But the impact of that smoke is also being felt hundreds, even thousands, of miles away, and the health impacts may last for years after the flames subside.

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Michigan PFAS lawsuit against 3M, DuPont advances to discovery

The Michigan Attorney General's lawsuit against major global chemical producers like 3M and DuPont, which made toxic fluorochemicals that have caused widespread pollution, is moving forward.

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Anger mounts over Mauritius oil spill

Islanders have joined together in an effort to contain an estimated 1,000 tons of fuel oil that leaked into the waters surrounding the picturesque nation off Africa’s eastern coast.
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‘Green’ household cleaners and coronavirus: What you need to know

Few cleaners marketed as nontoxic have been proven to kill the coronavirus.
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Detroit area toxic green “ooze” site cleanup continues with a $4 million pricetag

The cleanup of a toxic site in the metro Detroit suburb of Madison Heights is ongoing, but state and federal agencies say it'll cost more than originally predicted - around $4 million.

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Should a study on pesticides affect our use of them?

Recent research, which found a link between pyrethroids and deaths from heart disease, highlights the limitations of epidemiological research.
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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.

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