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Are small batch cosmetics safer than the mainstream competition?

49 min 6 sec ago
Producers of handmade personal care products often claim their goods are safer, and more natural, than the big brands. But do they deliver?
Categories: Ecological News

Flint water crisis victims increasingly turn to courts but face big obstacles.

49 min 6 sec ago
Legal and practical hurdles keep most people from collecting damages, experts say.
Categories: Ecological News

Ohio village issued 2nd state EPA violation for lead problems.

49 min 6 sec ago
Ohio environmental officials gave a northeast Ohio village another violation for failure to submit two weekly water reports and not communicating test results to homeowners after elevated levels of lead were found in some of the drinking water in January.
Categories: Ecological News

Officials critical of alerts about Hoosick Falls water crisis.

49 min 6 sec ago
A village-produced timeline that describes months of outreach to elected officials has been disputed by several state and federal lawmakers.
Categories: Ecological News

How is Fukushima’s cleanup going five years after its meltdown? Not so well.

49 min 6 sec ago
The biggest problem at the crippled Japanese nuclear plant is what to do with all of the radioactive debris.
Categories: Ecological News

Conflicts between USDA, EPA worry industry, lawmakers.

49 min 6 sec ago
Disagreements between the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency are prompting legislators and industry leaders to question EPA pesticide use decisions as the two agencies clash publicly over the risks and benefits of agricultural chemicals.
Categories: Ecological News

GRAPHIC: Lead contamination a persistent worry for many water systems, not just in Flint.

49 min 6 sec ago
The lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Mich., is not an isolated case. Dangerously high levels of lead have also been found in water supplies of other cities and towns.
Categories: Ecological News

VIDEO: Petition calls for Hoosick Falls officials’ resignations.

49 min 6 sec ago
A petition is gathering signatures to call for the resignation of two village officials over their handling of the water contamination in Hoosick Falls.
Categories: Ecological News

White House open to emergency aid for city - OMB director.

49 min 6 sec ago
The White House budget director signaled today that the administration would support providing federal funds for Flint, Mich., in an emergency supplemental appropriations measure.
Categories: Ecological News

Bacon remains popular despite health concerns.

49 min 6 sec ago
The trend is good economic news for Iowa, the top pork-producing state in the US.
Categories: Ecological News

Another executive gets his wrist slapped for poisoning a community's water.

49 min 6 sec ago
William Tis and his fellow executives join the parade of business leaders avoiding the full measure of punishment — or in some cases, any punishment — for their misdeeds.
Categories: Ecological News

Virginia needs a safe, long-term solution for coal ash.

49 min 6 sec ago
Our legislature has an obligation to protect public health, and coal ash waste will continue to pose a serious threat unless there is a proper plan in place. We cannot wait to react to another costly and detrimental spill.
Categories: Ecological News

Should we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth?

49 min 6 sec ago
Is it dangerous to talk about ‘editing nature’, or should we consider eradicating them for good?
Categories: Ecological News

Even in California, oil drilling waste may be spurring earthquakes.

49 min 6 sec ago
New study says waste injection well may have triggered a series of 2005 quakes in the state’s drilling hotspot and calls for more research.
Categories: Ecological News

Concerns raised over amount of children not engaging with nature.

49 min 6 sec ago
More than one in nine children in England have not set foot in a park, forest, beach or any other natural environment for at least 12 months, according to a two-year study funded by the government.
Categories: Ecological News

How the ‘dirt cure’ can make for healthier families.

49 min 6 sec ago
Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein has a message for the parents of small children: Don’t be afraid of dirt.
Categories: Ecological News

How one immigration lawyer brought justice to the fields.

49 min 6 sec ago
Few migrant farmworkers have the time or money to seek out legal support. That’s where a mobile attorney like Melanie Gleason can help.
Categories: Ecological News

House debates bill on EPA notification of lead danger.

49 min 6 sec ago
House lawmakers voted 416-2 on Wednesday to pass a Flint-related bill that would clarify when the EPA should notify the public when concentrations of lead or other contaminants in drinking water exceed safe levels.
Categories: Ecological News

Entergy reports radioactive tritium leak at Indian Point.

49 min 6 sec ago
Entergy Corp said on Wednesday it found elevated levels of tritium, a weak radioactive isotope of hydrogen, in groundwater samples at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York state.
Categories: Ecological News

David Cameron urged to close asbestos loophole for veterans dying of cancer.

49 min 6 sec ago
David Cameron is being urged to intervene to ensure the Ministry of Defence gives 60 veterans with terminal cancer from asbestos exposure the same compensation rights as civilians and other ex-soldiers.
Categories: Ecological News