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Green Groups Sue EPA to Protect Pollinators From Deadly Pesticides

Green Groups Sue EPA to Protect Pollinators From Deadly Pesticides

Two environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect bees and other pollinators from deadly pesticides. The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Pesticide Action Network (PAN) of North America filed the lawsuit Tuesday demanding that the EPA close a loophole that allows seeds coated with neonicotinoids to escape labelling and registration […]

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    Top Cancerous Air Pollution Sites in U.S. Revealed

    Top Cancerous Air Pollution Sites in U.S. Revealed

    An extensive analysis by ProPublica reveals a detailed map of more than 1,000 American communities that are hotspots for carcinogenic air pollution. The worst three are in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” five of the top 20 are in Texas, and predominantly Black areas experience double the cancer risk of white areas. “Go read this investigation on […]

    Community Scientists Have New EPA Guidelines for Sampling Microplastic Pollution. How Useful Are They?

    Community Scientists Have New EPA Guidelines for Sampling Microplastic Pollution. How Useful Are They?

    Scientists have found microplastics in nearly every kind of aquatic ecosystem, from rivers and lakes down to the depths of the ocean. Now, new federal guidelines show how anyone interested in undertaking their own community science experiment can investigate their waterways — but their results may not perfectly represent what’s lurking underwater. Community scientists can […]

    Could Chlorpyrifos Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

    Could Chlorpyrifos Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

    It is widely known that the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos harms children’s brains, yet despite this, it was not banned on food in the U.S. until August of this year. A little more than a week later, new science published in Nature Communications revealed the controversial pesticide could be contributing to another public health crisis. “[I]ts […]

    EPA to Curb HFCs, Severe Climate-Damaging Pollutants Used as Coolants

    EPA to Curb HFCs, Severe Climate-Damaging Pollutants Used as Coolants

    A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule, first proposed in May, will lower the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) 85 percent over the next 15 years. HFCs have a thousand times the heat-trapping potency of carbon dioxide and often leak through pipes or appliances that use compressed refrigerants like air-conditioners and refrigerators. The White House […]

    EPA Moves to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Blocking Major Gold Mine

    EPA Moves to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Blocking Major Gold Mine

    By Jessica Corbett Conservationists, local tribes, and commercial fishers celebrated on Thursday the Biden administration’s move to permanently protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed from the proposed Pebble Mine and similarly destructive projects. “Placing a massive mine at the headwaters of the world’s greatest, most productive wild sockeye salmon fishery has been a terrible idea from […]

    EPA Takes Action to Protect Pacific Salmon From Pesticides

    EPA Takes Action to Protect Pacific Salmon From Pesticides

    Extreme heat waves have made this a devastating summer for the endangered salmon species of the U.S. West Coast. In mid July, California wildlife officials warned that almost all of the young Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River would likely die because of lower water levels and higher water temperatures. Weeks later, a conservation group […]