‘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.


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.

At EPA, coronavirus disrupts research and raises questions over air quality impact

In Mr. Wheeler's view, no single event during his tenure has forced more change at the EPA than the coronavirus pandemic — and that includes the climate crisis.


Wildlife deaths from coronavirus disinfectant use alarm scientists

In Chongqing, China, at least 135 animals were poisoned—evidence that cities should regulate spraying in public areas, biologists argue.

Chemical blamed for Beirut explosion under scrutiny

Experts question why ammonium nitrate was stored for so long, so close to the heart of the city.


California may finally join the ranks of states with fossil fuel setbacks

Senate committee to vote today on a bill mandating a minimum distance between oil and gas wells and sensitive sites like schools and hospitals.

How to build a nuclear warning for 10,000 years’ time

The nuclear waste buried far beneath the earth will be toxic for thousands of years. How do you build a warning now that can be understood in the far future?

EPA grants leniency for dumping toxic coal ash

EPA has given power plant owners more leniency to dump coal ash into unlined ponds, drawing a promise of litigation from environmentalists who claim the rule lets heavy metals leach into groundwater.


Hundreds of toxic Superfund sites imperiled by sea-level rise, study warns

A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes that more than 800 hazardous Superfund sites near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of flooding in the next 20 years, even with low rates of sea level rise.


EPA moves to tighten toxic air pollution limits for boilers

The EPA wants to keep carbon monoxide limits in its proposal to tighten toxic air pollution limits for heavy duty boilers and process heaters used in refineries and other industrial plants.
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Louisiana’s mercury testing program for fish in peril

If there was a particularly bad time for Louisiana to stop testing waterways for toxic fish, it would be now.


Contra Costa environmental health warns of toxic algae bloom

Several samples from water near Windward Bay, Clipper Bay and Discovery Bay Yacht Club contained dangerous amounts of cyanobacteria toxin.

PFAS contamination fight 'far from over' for some Queensland residents

Queenslanders whose land has been contaminated by toxic chemicals say a settlement is not enough to help them move on after an anxious six years.
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Organic diets quickly reduce the amount of glyphosate in people’s bodies

A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

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