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    Environmental Groups, Oil Industry File Separate Legal Challenges to Biden’s Offshore Drilling Plan

    Environmental Groups, Oil Industry File Separate Legal Challenges to Biden’s Offshore Drilling Plan

    Legal petitions have been filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by environmental groups and oil and gas interests challenging the Biden administration’s plan to offer additional Gulf of Mexico drilling leases. The congressionally mandated five-year plan includes three sales — the least number being offered since 1980, reported […]

    In ‘Vital Victory for Farmers and the Environment,’ Arizona Court Cancels EPA’s Approval of Dicamba Pesticide

    In ‘Vital Victory for Farmers and the Environment,’ Arizona Court Cancels EPA’s Approval of Dicamba Pesticide

    In a win for farmers and endangered plants and wildlife, an Arizona district court has revoked the approval of the destructive pesticide dicamba, saying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broke the law when it allowed it to be on the market. Dicamba-based weedkillers have been widely used on soybean and cotton crops genetically engineered […]

    New Zealand to Ban PFAS in Cosmetics by 2027

    New Zealand to Ban PFAS in Cosmetics by 2027

    New Zealand is set to become one of the first countries in the world to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetics products, with a plan to prohibit these “forever chemicals” starting at the end of 2026. PFAS can be found in cosmetics such as mascara, nail polish and shaving cream, where they are […]

    Arsenic in Bangladesh Drinking Water to Rise With Sea Levels

    Arsenic in Bangladesh Drinking Water to Rise With Sea Levels

    Climate-induced sea level rise will lead to dangerous levels of arsenic being released into Bangladesh’s drinking water, putting tens of millions of people in the country at greater risk of cancer, new research by scientists from Norwich University has found. Scientists say global heating due to human-caused climate change will lead to extreme weather, sea […]

    U.S. Air Pollution Rates Down, but Vary by Demographics

    U.S. Air Pollution Rates Down, but Vary by Demographics

    Air pollution emissions in the United States have decreased considerably since the Clean Air Act of 1970 was enacted, but the benefits have not always been equally felt. According to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the amount of the improvements is largely dependent on demographics, with socioeconomic […]