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Choking on the truth.

March 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Across India, construction dust, exhaust fumes from trucks and cars, coal plant and factory emissions, diesel generators, stubble burning in fields, garbage fires and inefficient chulhas, among others, have made air pollution nothing short of a public emergency.

Health costs of hormone disrupting chemicals over €150bn a year in Europe, says study.

March 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Lower IQ, adult obesity and 5% of autism cases are all linked to exposure to endocrine disruptors found in food containers, plastics, furniture, toys, carpeting and cosmetics, says new expert study.

Indiana Senate panel advances bill banning plastic beads in cosmetics that pollute Great Lakes.

March 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Indiana moved closer Thursday to banning a key exfoliant in cosmetic products, a crusade gaining traction nationwide to protect water resources from plastic pollution.

Indigenous Peruvians win Amazon pollution payout from US oil giant.

March 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Members of the indigenous Achuar tribe from the Peruvian Amazon have won an undisclosed sum from Occidental Petroleum in an out-of-court settlement after a long-running legal battle in the US courts.

Oxy pays confidential sum to settle Peru pollution case.

March 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Indigenous communities that sued Occidental Petroleum over contamination in Peru's northern Amazon have reached an out-of-court settlement in which the California-based oil company will pay them an undisclosed sum.

Breaking: Chemical exposure linked to billions in health care costs., Chemical exposure linked to billions in health care costs.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Thursday.

Climate change poses serious threats to food distribution.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Climate change is beginning to disrupt a key aspect of food security: how food gets to market.

New legislative effort to target chemicals that pose risk.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Several activist groups that have been pushing the state to get tougher on toxic chemicals have said the LePage Administration isn't doing enough in the existing rules to protect children and pregnant women.

As smog thins in L.A., dramatic evidence of kids' healthier lungs.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Children in the Los Angeles region have substantially healthier lungs than they did just 20 years ago, thanks largely to multibillion-dollar efforts to clean up southern California's infamous smog and soot.

A trashy reputation.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
We’re sure that Nebraskans would much prefer that their state be known for its clean air, pure water and fertile soil than as a dump for waste that no one else will take.

We need leadership from Obama on fracking or history will repeat itself.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
The environmental and public health studies and problems related to fracking aren’t unproven anecdotes to be marginalized, and neither was the poisoning of our families in Love Canal in the 1970s.

Emerald Kalama Chemical building a future on safer plastics.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Emerald Kalama Chemical has poured millions of dollars into research and development for new chemical additives that are safer than traditional ones.

Paper industry objects to Toxic Free Kids Act.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
An Oregon bill that would regulate toxic chemicals in children's products could pose a special challenge for the paper industry.

Decrease in smog helps Los Angeles children breathe easier, study says.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Children living in five notoriously smoggy parts of greater Los Angeles showed improved lung growth of about 10 percent between the ages of 11 and 15, compared with children at the same age 20 years ago.

Cleaner air linked to bigger, stronger lungs in Southern California children.

March 5, 2015 - 9:00am
Cleaner air has for the first time been linked to bigger and stronger lungs among school-age children, according to findings released Wednesday from a two-decade study in Southern California.

Maternal health: Ebola’s lasting legacy.

March 4, 2015 - 9:00am
One of the most devastating consequences of the Ebola outbreak will be its impact on maternal health.

Meet the silent but dangerous pollutant on our block: E-waste.

March 4, 2015 - 9:00am
The rise of the IT age means hazardous materials from electronic devices are being released into the environment at an increasing rate.

Where you reside plays a role in how long you live.

March 4, 2015 - 9:00am
A baby born today in southeast Las Vegas might live 16 years longer than an infant born closer to the Strip, according to a study released today by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health.

Looted and leaking, South Sudan's oil wells become war-torn nation's new nightmare.

March 4, 2015 - 9:00am
Local water wells have shown high levels of unpalatable salt and poisonous lead.

Keystone isn't about jobs.

March 3, 2015 - 9:00am
Here’s what I’ve never understood about the GOP congressional leadership’s fixation with the Keystone XL pipeline, or why they made it the first thing in the box in 2015. They framed Keystone as a jobs bill. That’s what doesn’t make any sense, at all.

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