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Air Pollution From Household Products Is Cutting People’s Lives Short

Air Pollution From Household Products Is Cutting People’s Lives Short

By Krystal Vasquez A specific component of air particle pollution found in some common household products could be responsible for up to 900,000 premature deaths every year — 10 times greater than previous estimates, according to new research published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. While the majority of these components, referred to as anthropogenic secondary […]

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    A Watershed Moment: How Boston’s Charles River Went From Polluted to Pristine

    A Watershed Moment: How Boston’s Charles River Went From Polluted to Pristine

    By Derrick Z. Jackson U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan officially announced earlier this month that the Biden administration will reinterpret the Trump administration’s definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States” – waterways that are deserving of federal protection. Trump’s definition was actually a reinterpretation (or rejection) of what the Obama […]

    Biden EPA Appears to Side With Chemical Industry in Microplastics Health Conflict: Greenpeace Investigation

    Biden EPA Appears to Side With Chemical Industry in Microplastics Health Conflict: Greenpeace Investigation

    By Julia Conley A Greenpeace investigation revealed Monday that the Biden administration appears sympathetic to oil and chemical industry giants — not the public, scientists, and public health advocates — regarding a push in Europe to curb the use of microplastics in everyday products. According to a report by Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s investigative journalism unit, […]

    St. Croix Refinery That Rained Oil on Homes Shuts Down ‘Indefinitely’

    St. Croix Refinery That Rained Oil on Homes Shuts Down ‘Indefinitely’

    The Limetree Bay refinery that rained oil on St. Croix neighborhoods will remain shut down “indefinitely,” its private equity owners said Monday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shut down the refinery in May for 60 days after it spewed oil onto nearby predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods twice since reopening in February. The noxious […]

    Bayer Considers Ending Some U.S. Glyphosate Sales as Environmentalists Urge EPA to Enact Full Ban

    Bayer Considers Ending Some U.S. Glyphosate Sales as Environmentalists Urge EPA to Enact Full Ban

    By Brett Wilkins After a federal judge rejected a $2 billion class-action proposal from Bayer to avert future lawsuits alleging its popular Roundup herbicide causes cancer, the pharmaceutical and chemical giant announced Thursday that it would consider ending sales of the glyphosate-based weedkiller for residential use in the United States. In a statement, Bayer said […]

    Trump EPA Officials Hid Threats of Toxic Dicamba Herbicide, IG Report Shows

    Trump EPA Officials Hid Threats of Toxic Dicamba Herbicide, IG Report Shows

    By Kenny Stancil A new report released Monday by a federal oversight agency revealed that before former President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency reapproved use of dicamba in 2018, high-ranking officials in the administration intentionally excluded scientific evidence of certain hazards related to the herbicide, including the risk of widespread drift damage. The Office of […]