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Environmental concerns challenge states' space ambitions
Pete Myers

Environmental concerns challenge states' space ambitions

As spaceport proposals proliferate in places including Georgia, Maine and Michigan, they’re drawing pushback over fears they could harm sensitive habitats, public safety and even drinking water.

Failure to Launch: The endocrine disruptor screening program at the US EPA

Failure to Launch: The endocrine disruptor screening program at the US EPA

It has been 25 years since the U.S. Congress passed the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996, which mandated that the US Environmental Protection Agency test all pesticide chemicals used in food for endocrine disruption. They're still not close to finishing, way past the deadline

We never got good at recycling plastic. Some states are trying a new approach

We never got good at recycling plastic. Some states are trying a new approach

New York is the latest, and largest, state to consider charging product-makers to dispose of their packaging. But lawmakers are clashing over how much to involve industry in creating a new system.
Why unprecedented bird flu outbreaks sweeping the world are concerning scientists
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Why unprecedented bird flu outbreaks sweeping the world are concerning scientists

Mass infections in wild birds pose a significant risk to vulnerable species, are hard to contain and increase the opportunity for the virus to spill over into people.
Farm groups ramp up battle to keep using banned pesticide to grow food
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Farm groups ramp up battle to keep using banned pesticide to grow food

Produce growers, other ag groups file an opening brief in the case against EPA's chlorpyrifos ban. Scientific evidence shows the chemical damages children’s brains.

More than 3,000 potentially harmful chemicals found in food packaging
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More than 3,000 potentially harmful chemicals found in food packaging

International experts who analyzed more than 1,200 scientific studies warn chemicals that migrate into food from food packaging are being consumed with unknown longterm impacts

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endocrine disrupting chemicals

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New podcast series explores the intricacies and impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

environmental injustice

Centering biodiversity and social justice in overhauling the global food system

“The food system is the single largest economic sector causing the transgressing of planetary boundaries.”

environmental justice

LISTEN: Jennifer Roberts on nature as medicine

“I have a deep appreciation for the sounds just being by a creek and hearing the water… it gives me hope and it gives me life when I'm out in nature.”

PFAS in food

IN-DEPTH: What we know about PFAS in our food

Amid inadequate testing and a lack of regulation, we’re all eating “forever chemicals.”

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.

invasive species

Peter Dykstra: American Invasive Species Hall of Fame, part 1

Flora and fauna that have left their mark.