Sean Penn's 'The Human Experiment' Reveals the Toll of Toxic Chemicals
Narrated by Penn, the film tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry, the filmmakers said.
Members of the nonprofit Teens Turning Green appear in the trailer, with an impassioned voiceover of a youth saying, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention to what's going on."
Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy Jr., the film marks the third collaboration for Nachman, Hardy and Penn. The trio collaborated on the documentary Witch Hunt.
The film is screening at festivals this fall, with wider release likely next year. Its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California sold out earlier this month.
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By Jason Bittel
My wife and I built a house two years ago on a few acres of woodland outside of Pittsburgh. The backyard is full of maples, poplars, briars and common spicebush. Two-lined salamanders and grumpy-looking crayfish wade among the rocks in the small stream that runs down the edge of the property. Deer, raccoon and opossum tracks appear regularly in the snow and mud. Sometimes, my trail-cam even catches a pair of gray foxes as they slink through the night.
By Kate Murphy
No matter the time of year, there's always a point in each season when my skin decides to cause me issues. While these skin issues can vary, I find the most common issues to be dryness, acne and redness.
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By Sam Nickerson
Now, correspondence obtained by the LA Times revealed just how deeply involved industry lobbyists and a controversial, industry-funded toxicologist were in drafting the federal agency's proposal to scrap its current, protective approach to regulating toxin exposure.
February 22 is the birthday of conservationist and beloved TV personality "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, who would have been 57 years old today.
Irwin's life was tragically cut short when the barb from a stingray went through his chest while he was filming in 2006, but his legacy of loving and protecting wildlife lives on, most recently in a Google Doodle today honoring his birthday.