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    White House Unveils Plan to Replace All Lead Pipes in Next 10 Years

    White House Unveils Plan to Replace All Lead Pipes in Next 10 Years

    The Biden administration has released the “Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan,” an ambitious plan to replace all the lead water pipes and service lines in the country in the next decade. The plan also intends to provide support to local communities for lead paint removal. The administration seeks to engage local, state and […]

    Hundreds of Toxic Sites in California Could Flood Because of Sea Level Rise By 2100

    Hundreds of Toxic Sites in California Could Flood Because of Sea Level Rise By 2100

    A new California mapping project reveals another example of how the climate crisis disproportionately impacts vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The Toxic Tides project, unveiled during a virtual workshop Tuesday, maps more than 400 hazardous sites like power plants, refineries and toxic waste dumps that could flood if sea levels rise by more than three feet, […]

    Two Forever Chemicals More Toxic Than Previously Thought

    Two Forever Chemicals More Toxic Than Previously Thought

    A new analysis from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that forever chemicals are even more toxic than previously thought. The agency announced Tuesday that it was asking its Scientific Advisory Board to review draft scientific documents about the health impacts of two types of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane […]

    Congressional Report on Toxic Metals in Baby Food Spurs Demand for FDA Action

    Congressional Report on Toxic Metals in Baby Food Spurs Demand for FDA Action

    By Andrea Germanos A new congressional report released Wednesday revealing the baby food industry has failed to keep products with heavy metals off the shelves spurred calls for federal authorities to enact swift action and tough limits on toxin levels. “This is what happens when you let the food and chemical companies, not the FDA, […]

    EPA Bans All Food Uses of Pesticide Linked to Developmental Problems in Children

    EPA Bans All Food Uses of Pesticide Linked to Developmental Problems in Children

    By Jessica Corbett Public health experts and labor rights advocates celebrated Wednesday after the Biden administration announced that it “will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers,” following decades of demands for government intervention spurred by safety concerns. The Environmental Protection […]

    Fracking 101: What You Should Know

    Fracking 101: What You Should Know

    What is fracking? Fracking is a process of blasting water, chemicals and frac sand deep into the earth to break up sedimentary rock and access natural gas and crude oil deposits. The fracking industry, which has sought to promote the practice as safe and controlled, has preferred the term “hydraulic fracturing.” Fracking emerged as an […]

    Florida Wastewater Pond Leak Poses Major Flood Risk to Locals

    Florida Wastewater Pond Leak Poses Major Flood Risk to Locals

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday after a leak at a wastewater pond posed a major flooding threat and prompted more than 300 homes to be evacuated. Officials said that water pouring out too quickly posed the greatest risk. The latest projection shows that 340 million gallons of wastewater could rush […]

    Pesticide Toxicity to Bees Doubled in a Decade, Study Shows

    Pesticide Toxicity to Bees Doubled in a Decade, Study Shows

    By Andrea Germanos Despite lower applied amounts of pesticides in U.S. agriculture, their toxicity to non-target species including honeybees more than doubled in a decade, according to a new study. The findings by a team of researchers from Germany’s University Koblenz-Landau were published Friday in the journal Science. “We have taken a large body of […]