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Editorial: PFAS denials leave polluters unaccountable

Editorial: PFAS denials leave polluters unaccountable

The Western Virginia Water Authority is spending millions of dollars on an advanced filter system to keep a dangerous “forever chemical” made by Chemours chemical company from fouling the drinking water. It does not appear that the company will have to pony up a dime.

Catastrophe reinsurance set to soar after year of extreme weather, industry warns

Catastrophe reinsurance set to soar after year of extreme weather, industry warns

Property catastrophe reinsurance premiums are about to soar as some companies have been forced to leave the market after another year of extreme weather, the industry has warned.

French police guard water as seasonal drought intensifies

French police guard water as seasonal drought intensifies

New reservoirs designed to supply French farms with water in increasingly arid growing seasons have attracted opposition from environmentalists.
The Amazon forest is reaching a tipping point and starting to collapse
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The Amazon forest is reaching a tipping point and starting to collapse

Dusty wells. Streams ebbing away. Pristine reserves aflame. Some scientists think the tipping point is already here.
NY State announces actions to protect New York's pollinators by restricting use of 'neonic' pesticides
Pete Myers

NY State announces actions to protect New York's pollinators by restricting use of 'neonic' pesticides

The Commissioner on NY State's Department of Environmental Conservation announced actions to limit the unrestricted use of pesticides that can harm bee and other pollinator populations.

Australian billionaire Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest wants to save the planet with green hydrogen

Australian billionaire Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest wants to save the planet with green hydrogen

Andrew Forrest, one of the world’s major polluters, has the backing of members of the Biden administration for his plan to advance green hydrogen. But the technology he’s promoting doesn’t exist yet.
What happens when a cascade of crises collide?

What happens when a cascade of crises collide?

Humanity faces a complex knot of seemingly distinct but entangled crises that are causing damage greater than the sum of their individual harms.
How the FCC shields wireless providers from safety concerns

How the FCC shields wireless providers from safety concerns

The wireless industry is rolling out thousands of new transmitters amid a growing body of research that calls cellphone safety into question. Federal regulators say there’s nothing to worry about — even as they rely on standards established in 1996.
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PFAS testing

Op-ed: Arming doctors with knowledge about PFAS pollution

A new course and report on PFAS-related health effects can empower patients, promote life-saving screening and help tackle the continued devastating health effects of PFAS chemicals.

Department of the Interior

Peter Dykstra: Public disservants

A quartet of Interior Secretaries who gave the rest a bad name.

PFAS feminine care

Evidence of PFAS in sanitary and incontinence pads

The findings come on the heels of other testing that found the forever chemicals in some popular tampons.

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.

Europe forest

EU’s new climate change plan will cause biodiversity loss and deforestation: Analysis

In a plan full of sustainable efforts, the incentivizing of biomass burning has climate experts concerned.