The EPA has stalled its crackdown on a company still operating nearby that is a major contributor to chronically dirty air in the community and the broader Chicago area. more…
Since so many North Carolina residents draw drinking water from unmonitored private wells, a push is on to improve testing and treatment. more…
Free swimming at La Villette is first step in Paris’s efforts to reopen some of its murky waterways to casual bathers, and the Seine could be next. more…
The state is making a bold global statement with its cap-and-trade program. more…
Illinois needs to lower the actionable level of lead in a child’s blood to 5 micrograms per deciliter; 10 is far too high. more…
Now the New Jersey Legislature is taking a welcome stand against Trump's Environmental Protection Agency and its chief, Scott Pruitt, over a pesticide called chlorpyrifos. more…
Detroit is open for business, but development must respect the environment and the health of all residents. more…
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A couple is trying to grow a business by cultivating crops on land that homeowners usually mow. New York Times.
Hilsa are small fish with a huge fan base, and people will pay to protect them. Hakai Magazine.
A new study has shown that the pollution your car churns out isn’t just a problem for people walking outside, but is twice as dangerous for drivers and those inside the car as previously believed. HuffPost UK, United Kingdom.
A week and a half after California added one of the world’s most heavily used weed-fighting chemical to its list of cancer-causing substances, Yountville detailed its progress toward lessening its use – but added it will not yet shelve it completely. Napa Valley Register, California.
A veteran energy consultant who penned the leaked draft of a high-profile grid study for Energy Secretary Rick Perry is speaking out about speculation that the report has been politically tainted. EnergyWire.
Thanks to an underwater robot nicknamed “Little Sunfish,” authorities in Japan may have reached a critical stage in the cleanup effort following 2011’s Fukushima disaster. Washington Post.
A falcon war in Greenland’s frigid north is a preview of habitat contests to come. The Atlantic.
The sandy beach in front of homes in this north San Diego County town is shrinking, and the high tide is edging closer. ClimateWire.
In 1998 the FDA approved a a drug called Lymerix, and it was pretty effective until the chronic Lyme crowd and the anti-vaxxers started ranting: Mother Jones.
States are moving to punish child care centers that enroll the unvaccinated, dismissing the objections of those who resist immunization without a valid medical reason. New York Times.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past. New York Times.
When Wayne Atkins went to a doctor for a painful blister that wouldn't go away, he learned that his body was being consumed by flesh-eating bacteria. Washington Post.
A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea. New York Times.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will file a lawsuit against the central government for the cost of cleaning up contaminated underground water near the US military base in Yongsan, central Seoul. Korea Herald, South Korea.
House of Representatives passes bill that would require study of health effects, impacts of potential drinking water regulation on development of substitutes. Chemical & Engineering News.
It is a recurring pattern among Central American countries and each country is seeking its solutions. Inter Press Service.
An ambitious survey reveals that when it comes to marine issues, most Europeans show greater awareness of pollution and overfishing than the effects of specific climate change threats, such as ocean acidification. Anthropocene Magazine.
Nomadic herders have lived off the vast expanses of grass in the Rift Valley for centuries. But recently, as the climate has changed, the grass here has died and a way of life that has existed for centuries is in danger. Weekend Edition, NPR.