The passing of a great doctor and a fine American who shined a light on the injustice of lead poisoning. more…
The U.S. military burns millions of pounds of munitions in a tiny, African-American corner of Louisiana. The town’s residents say they’re forgotten in the plume. more…
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently announced that a plan for reducing pollinator loss had been finalized for the commonwealth. But the plan is voluntary. more…
America’s coasts — especially the teeming, wealthy Eastern seaboard and Gulf shore — are doomed to drown in ever-worse flooding from sea rise caused by global warming. more…
The hard-working, taxpaying residents and businesses in our communities should not have to foot the bill for the very real costs of sea level rise caused by the fossil fuel companies’ pollution. more…
The life of our reef is intimately linked to the health of our politics and the future of our communities. Coal has no role to play. more…
If British Columbia were smart, we’d be reviewing our options now. more…
In the News
Female farmworkers face sexual assault, pesticide exposure and low wages. High Country News.
Michael Dourson's company was picked by DuPont for its ability to “assemble a package and then sell this to EPA, or whomever we desired.” The Intercept.
Growing evidence suggests that neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's may develop in part due to environmental factors, including infections that can cause inflammation in the nervous system. Invisiverse.
Senator John McCain’s glioblastoma diagnosis revives a longstanding debate over the safety of wireless technology. The Atlantic.
A large study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that certain antibiotics taken during pregnancy may increase the risk for birth defects. New York Times.
More than 50 coal ash spill cleanup workers and workers' survivors are suiing Jacobs Engineering for unsafe working conditions that they allege lead to sickness and death at the cleanup site. Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee.
The lawsuit brought by dying workers at the Kingston ash spill nearly died itself. Knoxville News Sentinel, Tennessee.
The strange legal battle that is pitting Trump’s secretaries of the Treasury and State against each other.
The Treasury has fined ExxonMobil $2 million for agreements signed with a Russian businessman when Rex Tillerson was the company’s CEO. Washington Post.
Any kind of 'rinse-off' personal care and cosmetic products are affected, but not 'leave-on' make-up or sunscreen after industry complaints about the cost. The Independent, United Kingdom.
The Trump administration took $3 million off the motorcycle maker’s fine in a pollution case, applying a new policy barring benefits to third parties. New York Times.
State officials have set a health goal for exposure to GenX in drinking water at 140 parts per trillion (ppt) -- more than 500 times lower than the state’s preliminary assessment issued in early June of 70,909 ppt. Wilmington WECT TV, North Carolina.
In dozens of locations along the state's 1,350-mile coastline, sea level rise is no longer an esoteric discussion or a puzzle for future generations to solve. It's happening now and is forecast to worsen over the next 20 to 30 years. Associated Press.
Groups that represent industries from farming to fracking are supporting a legislative push to rewrite how government handles science when drawing up regulations. And the whole effort has scientists worried. All Things Considered, NPR.
An environmental group that recently slammed state regulators for failing to punish illegal polluters is now suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not cracking the whip on Texas regulators. Dallas Morning News, Texas.
The pediatrician and professor who first drew national attention to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, are set to receive the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab's first "Disobedience Award" today. Reuters.
Scuffles and accusations of aggression increase at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas exploration site near Blackpool. The Guardian.