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‘Mystery chemicals’ found in pregnant Bay Area women | Mar. 26
Forty-two "mystery chemicals" were found in the blood of 30 Bay Area pregnant women, according to a recent study conducted by scientist...
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Europe’s plastics industry is about to boom. U.S. fracking is driving it

Even as the European Union rolls out aggressive plans for reducing plastic waste, countries are importing cheap ethane gas to fuel their plastics...
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The U.S. chemical safety board was slashed by Trump. Its backlog is piling up

The board’s final report on the 2019 release of a potentially lethal chemical at a Philadelphia refinery is among 19 awaiting approval.
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In shift, oil industry group backs federal price on carbon | Mar. 25
The oil and gas industry's top lobbying group on Thursday endorsed a federal price on carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global war...
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Carbon tax upheld: a guide to Canada’s Supreme Court decision | Mar. 25
In a 6-3 decision, the country's highest court has ruled the federal price on carbon, which affects both consumers and large industrial emit...
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The Paraquat poisoning problem

A former Syngenta scientist calls the failures to heed his warnings about the deadly pesticide “a conspiracy within the company to keep thi...
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Florida's only lead smelter exposed hundreds of workers to high lead levels | Mar. 25
Hundreds of workers at a Tampa lead smelter have been exposed to dangerous levels of the neurotoxin. The consequences have been profound.
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Pesticide breakdown products found in hundreds of US streams | Mar. 24
Extensive environmental survey of pesticides and their transformation products reveals potential for hidden toxicity.
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More than half of Florida's manatees exposed to weed killer, study finds | Mar. 23
Researchers found the weed-killer glyphosate, the world’s most-used pesticide, in more than half of all Florida manatees the study sampled.
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Can microbes save us from PFAS? | Mar. 23
Researchers are investigating whether microbes can help break down fluorinated contaminants.
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Plastic particles pass from mothers into fetuses, rat study shows | Mar. 23
Tiny plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rats pass rapidly into the hearts, brains and other organs of their foetuses, research shows. It ...
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The coal plant next door | Mar. 22
Near America’s largest coal-fired power plant, toxins are showing up in drinking water and people have fallen ill. Thousands of pages of in...
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