Pete Myers

Five myths about plastics

Five myths about plastics

No, bioplastics are not (necessarily) more sustainable than conventional plastics. Plus, here are 4 more fallacies that need to be fixed if we are going to shape plastics policies correctly.

Living closer to oil and gas drilling linked to higher risk of pregnancy complications

Living closer to oil and gas drilling linked to higher risk of pregnancy complications

Living near oil and gas drilling may increase pregnant women’s risk of developing gestational hypertension and eclampsia, according to a new study.

Hottest temperature recorded in Southern Hemisphere tied in Australia

Hottest temperature recorded in Southern Hemisphere tied in Australia

The Australian high is just one of many high temperature extremes to occur in the past two years
Forever chemicals contaminate Lake Superior and threaten Indigenous tribes

Forever chemicals contaminate Lake Superior and threaten Indigenous tribes

The lake's fish contain what are known as "forever chemicals." Will the government’s recent steps to regulate this type of chemicals be enough?
FDA must address endocrine-disrupting phthalates: House Oversight

FDA must address endocrine-disrupting phthalates: House Oversight

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must take immediate action to address a class of endocrine-disrupting compounds, called phthalates, that continue to plague American food packaging, the House Oversight and Reform Committee demanded 
Mining of lithium, key to the climate fight, faces new scrutiny in Chile

Mining of lithium, key to the climate fight, faces new scrutiny in Chile

Politicians have called for a pause in new mining contracts for lithium, which is in high demand for electric car batteries but is at the heart of a debate in Chile over mines, water rights and inequality.
FDA and risks of Aveeno, Neutrogena sunscreens with benzene
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FDA and risks of Aveeno, Neutrogena sunscreens with benzene

A report obtained by Consumer Reports shows that the FDA was more concerned than previously known about benzene in Aveeno and Neutrogena aerosol sunscreens made by Johnson & Johnson.
Whistleblower warns baffling illness affects growing number of young adults in Canadian province

Whistleblower warns baffling illness affects growing number of young adults in Canadian province

A whistleblower in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has warned that a progressive neurological illness that has baffled experts for more than two years appears to be affecting a growing number of young people and causing swift cognitive decline among some of the afflicted.

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LISTEN: Lead pollution and mental health

EHN reporter Kristina Marusic talks with Living on Earth about polluted water and mental health.

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Lead ammo hampers the bald eagle rebound in the Northeast US

Bald eagle numbers are encouraging but ingesting lead ammunition is still killing large numbers, researchers find.

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Peter Dykstra: Life imitates climate politics—again.

Personal, misinformed attacks on Dr. Fauci are reminiscent of climate spats over the decades.

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Americans agree on something: Get single-use plastics out of our national parks

A new poll finds bipartisan support for ridding parks of plastic.

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LISTEN: Nayamin Martinez on organizing for farmworker justice

"The only sustainable way to move forward is if we stop using pesticides."

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