Carey Gillam

PFAS testing needed for people with elevated exposures, US science advisors say
Credit: krakenimages/Unsplash

PFAS testing needed for those with high exposure

US government health agencies need to move quickly to launch broad testing of people exposed to types of toxic chemicals known as PFAS to help evaluate and treat people who may suffer PFAS-related health problems, according to a report issued today.

Keep reading...Show less
US EPA

EPA’s “scientific integrity” program lacks teeth, group alleges

Insiders at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have alleged dozens of violations of the agency's "scientific integrity" policy over the last few years, including complaints of political interference and tampering with chemical risk assessments, but nearly all the complaints have been ignored, according to an analysis conducted by a nonprofit group representing EPA employees.

Keep reading...Show less
Appeals court rejects Bayer’s bid to overturn Roundup trial loss, slams company for 'reckless disregard' for consumer safety
More than 100,000 pending claims against Monsanto allege people developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to Monsanto's Roundup. (Credit: Mike Mozart/flickr)

Appeals court rejects Bayer’s bid to overturn Roundup trial loss, slams company for 'reckless disregard' for consumer safety

Monsanto owner Bayer AG has lost another appeals court decision in the sweeping U.S. Roundup litigation, continuing to struggle to find a way out from under the crush of tens of thousands of claims alleging that Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicides cause cancer.

Keep reading...Show less
Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday
Credit: Mike Mozart/flickr

Bayer heads into next U.S. cancer trial, opening statements set for Thursday

Despite Bayer AG's efforts to put an end to costly litigation inherited in its acquisition of Monsanto, opening statements in yet another trial are set for Thursday as a woman suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma claims Monsanto's Roundup herbicide caused her cancer.

Keep reading...Show less
Judge kills Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

Judge kills Bayer’s plan to limit future Roundup legal liability, issues harsh criticism

The federal judge overseeing nationwide Roundup litigation on Wednesday denied Bayer's latest attempt to limit its legal liability from future cancer claims associated with its glyphosate-based herbicides, citing numerous "glaring flaws" in a settlement proposed to apply to Roundup users who have not yet sued the company but may want to do so in the future.

Keep reading...Show less
syngenta pesticide

Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar lawsuits under the oversight of a federal judge in California.

Keep reading...Show less
pesticide spray

The Monsanto Papers: Getting dirty, Part 2

The following is Part 2 of an excerpt from The Monsanto Papers, a new book by journalist Carey Gillam.

Keep reading...Show less
pesticide spray

The Monsanto Papers: Getting dirty, Part 1

The following is Part 1 of an excerpt from The Monsanto Papers, a new book by journalist Carey Gillam.

Keep reading...Show less
From our Newsroom
Optimism in the climate change fight

Optimism in the climate change fight

So much is happening so quickly. With the climate bill now law, here's what you need to know.

Renewable energies have to compete with fossil fuel companies that will put up a fight

Peter Dykstra: Headwinds remain for clean energy

Will the Inflation Reduction Act mark the time when fossil fuels begin to fossilize?

EPA seeks to add DINP plasticizer to Toxics Release Inventory

EPA seeks to add DINP plasticizer to toxics list

Proposal comes 20 years after regulators first suggested the additive is a health risk

greenwashing climate change denial

Peter Dykstra: Greenwashing’s medieval age

Old school greenwashers and deniers with staying power.

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

fracking kids health

PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking

The “forever chemicals” are used by the oil and gas industry, but a lack of transparency and accountability makes it impossible to know how widespread contamination could be.