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In smog battle, industry gets help from unlikely source: black business group.

September 29, 2015 - 9:00am
With oil-industry backing, the National Black Chamber of Commerce is waging a campaign against stricter ozone rules.

New Louisiana Superfund site: Colonial Creosote plant in Bogalusa.

September 29, 2015 - 9:00am
The Colonial Creosote wood preserving plant in Bogalusa has been added to national list of Superfund hazardous waste sites eligible for federal cleanup assistance, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

Stop UT fracking sites.

September 28, 2015 - 9:00am
University of Texas can insist to the oil and gas industry that they be smart about their operations. This would allow revenues to continue, while lessening the impact to Texans’ health and environment.

Antibiotic overuse might be why so many people have allergies.

September 28, 2015 - 9:00am
In our attempts to prevent infections, we may be setting the stage for our children to developing life-threatening allergies and asthma.

BPA linked to low birth weights in baby girls.

September 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Girls born to mothers with high levels of BPA in their system during the first trimester of pregnancy weigh less at birth than babies with lower exposure, according to a new study.

Kids with asthma fare worse when they live with smokers.

September 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Kids with asthma are more likely to have breathing problems and be hospitalized when they live with a smoker, a research review suggests.

CPSC considers ban on toxic flame retardants in household products.

September 25, 2015 - 9:00am
A new petition from prominent scientists and health advocates seeks to ban a group of chemically related flame retardants from children's products, furniture, mattresses and household electronics.

Kids struggle to breathe in this neighborhood on Pope’s tour.

September 24, 2015 - 9:00am
In East Harlem, families live with traffic exhaust, cockroaches, and mold. Kids there are three times more likely to suffer an asthma attack that sends them to an ER.

Mercury scrubbers lower other coal plant pollutants.

September 24, 2015 - 9:00am
Research conducted on Cabbage Hill shows emission controls for mercury at the Boardman Coal Plant are also helping to curb other cancer-causing pollutants in the area.

Why there is so much sugar in your kid’s school breakfast?

September 24, 2015 - 9:00am
A range of factors, including a loophole in the latest school nutrition guidelines and a new fruit requirement, could be making school breafasts a lot sweeter.

BPA in mothers’ urine linked to low birth weights in China.

September 24, 2015 - 9:00am
A pregnant woman's exposure to BPA may potentially increase the risk of delivering babies with low birth weights, according to a new study from China.

In Ohio, business and clean air advocates spar over EPA ozone rule.

September 23, 2015 - 9:00am
An upcoming Environmental Protection Agency ruling that would further reduce ground-level ozone levels has prompted a backlash from one of the nation’s largest business groups.

Ramadevi suffers pollution-borne diseases.

September 23, 2015 - 9:00am
The study included two areas of the city of Kapur — Ramadevi and Civil Lines. Ramadevi is considered highly polluted due to vehicular emission whereas Civil Lines is the least polluted area of the city.

LA's nuclear secret: Part 2 of 2.

September 23, 2015 - 9:00am
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory, tucked in the hills between the San Fernando and Simi valleys, might be putting the health of thousands of Los Angeles and Ventura County residents at risk.

Solar panels repower schools, support health, save money, & improve education.

September 23, 2015 - 9:00am
This video highlights some of the voices of a campaign engaging North Carolina students involved in the effort to get Charlotte and Durham Public school systems in North Carolina powered by 100% renewable electricity.

Would Volkswagen have got away with its pollution fiddle in the UK?

September 23, 2015 - 9:00am
The carmaker is not the only company poisoning the air. Yet still our government blocks effective legislation.

Blocks from the Pope’s Mass, a dumping ground for the nation’s capital.

September 22, 2015 - 9:00am
The pope has decried our throwaway society and its impact on the poor. In Washington, D.C., one neighborhood has waged a three-decade fight over garbage.

Toms River childhood cancer rate below New Jersey average.

September 22, 2015 - 9:00am
State officials had good news to share at Monday's meeting of a citizens advocacy group: childhood cancer rates in the township fell slightly below the state average from 2010 to 2013.

Condiments as weapon against malnutrition.

September 22, 2015 - 9:00am
Efforts to add iron to fish sauce in Vietnam and bouillon cubes in West Africa are examples of a new trend in fortification of food.

Rocky road for Roundup.

September 21, 2015 - 9:00am
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and its generic competitors, is losing its appeal to farmers and the general public.

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