1982 American Petroleum Instit...

Jan 23, 2020 by

Back in April last year, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency decided it was “not necessary” to update the rules for toxic waste from oil and gas wells.

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Big Oil wants to dump more was...

Jan 22, 2020 by

For more than six months, twin brothers Ronald and Donald Schweitzer have watched large amounts of salty wastewater bubble up from the ground in their wheat field. The “saltwater purge” has killed three trees and several acres of crops on their northwest Oklahoma farm.

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Big Pharma Is Literally Poison...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Big Pharma spends a small fortune every year buying politicians to make sure we can’t import prescription drugs from Canada, but they’re more than happy to sell us contaminated medications from countries with weak manufacturing controls and exploitable labor that ensure high profit margins.

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Lead poisoning hits low-income...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Children from low-income families may be more susceptible to toxic environmental hazards such as lead exposure

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THE WAR ON THE WAR ON CANCER

Jan 14, 2020 by

Trump’s Gutting of Toxics Regulations Will Mean Higher Profits for Polluters and Higher Cancer Rates for the American People

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Why Is Air Pollution So Harmfu...

Jan 14, 2020 by

It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped human evolution.

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The Plastics Giant and the Mak...

Jan 9, 2020 by

On the evening of January 6, Louisiana state regulators issued 15 key permits to the Taiwanese petrochemical corporation Formosa for its $9.4 billion plastics manufacturing complex proposed for the historically black area of St. James Parish.

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Make 2020 the Year of Less Sug...

Jan 2, 2020 by

One of the best things you can do for your health is to cut back on foods with added sugar. Our 7-Day Sugar Challenge will show you how.

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Paul Krugman on climate, robot...

Dec 26, 2019 by

The Nobel prize-winning economist explains it all.

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Federal Toxmap Shutters, Raisi...

Dec 24, 2019 by

The loss of the federal pollution tracker, supporters say, will inhibit public access to data on environmental hazards.

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The Ganges Brims With Dangerou...

Dec 23, 2019 by

This sacred river offers clues to the spread of one of the world’s most daunting health problems: germs impervious to common medicines.

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America is facing a sugar shor...

Dec 19, 2019 by

But is that a bad thing?

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How Has This Pesticide Not Bee...

Dec 18, 2019 by

Government scientists say chlorpyrifos is unsafe. And yet it’s still in use.

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‘Organic’ label doesn’t guaran...

Dec 13, 2019 by

This holiday season, Americans will buy some 20 million turkeys and 300 million pounds of ham.

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‘Dark Waters’ tells the origin...

Dec 12, 2019 by

About a third of the way into the film Dark Waters, Rob Bilott, played by Mark Ruffalo, is lying in bed with his eyes open, looking anxious.

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They Built a Life in the Shado...

Dec 9, 2019 by

Maine’s toxicologist isn’t alarmed by the results of an extensive air monitoring program, but people living near South Portland’s petroleum tank farms are panicking.

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Getting rid of pollution impro...

Dec 6, 2019 by

After decades of steadily declining, air pollution is once again on the rise in the United States. Between 2016 and 2018, pollution of fine particulate matter — tiny particles that are emitted whenever we burn anything — rose by more than 5 percent.

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The Next Generation of Childre...

Dec 4, 2019 by

New study finds that hot weather increases the risk of early childbirth.

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If Factory Farm Conditions Are...

Dec 3, 2019 by

n 2014, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by the UK government and Wellcome Trust, estimated that 700,000 people around the world die each year due to drug-resistant infections.

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America’s Red State Death Trip...

Dec 3, 2019 by

Why does falling life expectancy track political orientation?

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IRAQI CHILDREN BORN NEAR U.S. ...

Nov 25, 2019 by

MORE THAN A decade and a half after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, a new study found that babies are being born today with gruesome birth defects connected to the ongoing American military presence there.

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Ralph Nader: American Seniors ...

Nov 25, 2019 by

While the Democratic presidential candidates are debating full Medicare for All, giant insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare are advertising to the elderly in an attempt to lure them from Traditional Medicare (TM) to the so-called Medicare Advantage (MA)—a corporate plan that UnitedHealthcare promotes to turn a profit at the expense of enrollees.

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Robert Reich: It’s time ...

Nov 22, 2019 by

Any Medicare for All is better than our present system, but this second version is far better

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‘The Game Changers’...

Nov 20, 2019 by

It turns out you can still be a high-performing athlete on a plant-based diet.

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Indonesia’s food supply ...

Nov 15, 2019 by

An eye-opening report reveals how low-grade plastics are burned as fuel, poisoning the surrounding soil and air.

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Dwindling tropical rainforests...

Nov 15, 2019 by

Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common thing to do when I was hungry, even though at times there were unintended consequences.

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The post-antibiotic era is her...

Nov 14, 2019 by

In the US, one person dies every 15 minutes because of drug resistance.

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Cities Worldwide Are Reimagini...

Nov 14, 2019 by

At a time when most of humanity lives in cities, where do cars belong — especially the old, polluting ones that make city air foul for people to breathe?

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Climate change will affect “ev...

Nov 13, 2019 by

A baby born today will face higher risks of disease and undernutrition because of climate change, according to a new report in The Lancet.

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E.P.A. to Limit Science Used t...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, overriding protests from scientists and physicians who say the new rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking.

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