grist.org

Bay Area regulators just helped frontline communities breathe easier

Two massive Bay Area refineries have been required to achieve a 70 percent reduction in particulate matter emissions.
Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash

EWG study recommends stringent health-based standards for radiation exposure from wireless devices

A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group recommends stringent health-based exposure standards for both children and adults for radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices. EWG's children's guideline is the first of its kind and fills a gap left by federal regulators.
www.circleofblue.org

Some Chicagoans wary of lead pipe replacement

Mistrust of the government, fears related to immigration, and unclear messaging make the operation a hard sell in some neighborhoods.

reasonstobecheerful.world

This is the first ecosystem with its own insurance policy

A 100-mile stretch of coral reef in Mexico is now insured just like any other valuable asset. Is this the future of conservation?
civileats.com

Excess fertilizer causes a new challenge: Low crop yields during drought

New research suggests that farmers who over-fertilize grassland crops like corn and wheat could face significant problems in dry conditions.
civileats.com

Jesse Frost wants to help produce farmers stop tilling their soil

The farmer and author of 'The Living Soil Handbook' talks about reducing labor, repairing ecosystems, and boosting photosynthesis by cutting out tillage on produce farms.
www.consumerreports.org

Congress takes steps to regulate PFAS in water

The House of Representatives this week passed the PFAS Action Act. Consumer Reports explains what you need to know.
From our Newsroom

A toxic travelogue

The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.