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EPA wrong on coal ash rule.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am
It was 2008 when the wall of a coal combustion waste impoundment pond collapsed, inundating Kingston, Tenn., with over 1 billion gallons of toxic sludge. Last month, almost six years later, the Environmental Protection Agency released a long-awaited rule on the classification and management of coal ash.

Pesticides on plates in India.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am
In Delhi, under every crunchy leaf of radish or the shiny brinjal hide dangerous amounts of pesticides that can slowly kill, shows a new study by Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Canadian thalidomide survivors say they expect offer this month.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am
The Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada wants Ottawa to make good on its promise to give 95 survivors “full support” by the time Parliament reconvenes Jan. 26.

Andrew Cuomo’s fracking psuedo-science.

January 5, 2015 - 9:00am
What do Bigfoot and New York’s ban on fracking ban have in common? The evidence supporting the existence of both is equally (un)credible.

Lead test for Sandy children.

January 3, 2015 - 9:00am
One in 15 people tested so far under a state superstorm Sandy project had elevated lead levels, according to state data.

Missing money in NJ lead fund.

January 3, 2015 - 9:00am
The New Jersey government left countless children exposed to lead poisoning in the last decade by diverting more than $50 million away from a health fund so routine state bills and salaries could be paid, an Asbury Park Press investigation found.

Hazards bill urges study of synthetic turf.

January 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Potentially hazardous synthetic turf that's being targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and school district playing fields, officials have confirmed.

Stricter ozone limits are in Nebraska's air.

January 2, 2015 - 9:00am
Proposed federal regulations could classify Omaha’s air as smoggy enough on hot summer days to require action to better protect children, athletes, outdoor workers and those with respiratory problems.

2014: A look back at the year’s biggest environmental stories and a peek ahead.

January 2, 2015 - 9:00am
What's in the water? We can tell you. What's in your food? You don't want to know. Here's a look at the big environmental health stories that shaped 2014 and a glimpse at what's to come in 2015.

Banned pesticides detected in India farm produce.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Over 20 banned pesticides under the category of organochlorines have been found in produce in Delhi-NCR in quantities that exceed the internationally defined permissible limits, a study on 52 vegetable samples found.

Pollution at Exide tops year’s list of stories.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Of all the stories impacting Northeast and East Los Angeles in 2014, none may have as much impact on the people and the environment as the story that has been ongoing south of Boyle Heights, in the industrial city of Vernon.

Teens’ use of e-cigarettes has state health officials concerned.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
The increase in teen use and many adult smokers opting to use electronic cigarettes has health officials calling for an evaluation of the industry, which, despite efforts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has remained unregulated.

US cancer deaths fell 22 percent since 1991.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
More than 1.5 million Americans avoided death from cancer since 1991 thanks to falling smoking rates and better cancer prevention, detection and treatments, according to a study from the American Cancer Society.

Deschutes County looks at land use exception to protect groundwater.

January 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Deschutes County and state officials have compiled draft findings for an exception to a state land use goal, which if not addressed could lead to groundwater contamination levels that threaten public health.

Hillsborough gets ‘F’ rating on air quality from American Lung Association.

December 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Good ozone, bad ozone. The good kind is way up in the stratosphere, blocking harmful ultraviolet rays from scorching skin, withering crops, killing fragile ecosystems.

PCBs cause fish consumption advisory for catfish from Susquehanna River.

December 30, 2014 - 9:00am
Pennsylvania officials issued a consumption warning for channel catfish longer than 20 inches. Samples of the fish showed unacceptable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, often called PCBs.

Doctors’ fury at ministers over delays to plain cigarette packaging.

December 29, 2014 - 9:00am
The UK government is heading for an explosive new year showdown with doctors who fear it is in danger of giving cigarette companies a late Christmas present by pulling out of a major anti-tobacco initiative.

A ban on child labor in tobacco fields.

December 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Responding to a damning report this year by Human Rights Watch, some cigarette companies and growers have said they will voluntarily restrict child labor in tobacco fields. Though welcome, these steps should be reinforced by new federal rules.

Radioactive waste puts North Dakota at risk.

December 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Do North Dakotans really want to write off the livability and productivity of western North Dakota for a marginal boost to the oil industry? There must be ways to extract Bakken oil and gas without destroying other livelihoods and the West as a good place to live in the process.

More toxins found in Greenwich soil.

December 28, 2014 - 9:00am
The discovery of PCBs and other contaminants at Greenwich High School two years ago is only part of a mosaic of cancer-causing toxics that have cropped up at various sites around one of the nation's wealthiest, most exclusive communities.

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