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Unwittingly poisoning next generation.

August 12, 2014 - 9:00am
It is normal for toys to contain plastics, small motors, miniature wheels; but toxic metals such as lead, chromium, cadmium – not so normal. Most parents, oblivious to the fact, expose their kids to the imminent health hazards associated with using such toxic toys.

Dry cleaning chemical contaminates Unity wells.

August 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Investigators from the state’s Department of Natural Resources are asking residents here for permission to test their water wells this week to determine if a dry-cleaning chemical is present.

Study how mining may hurt health; E. Kentucky right to be worried.

August 11, 2014 - 9:00am
The statistical evidence of mining-related cancer and birth defects, along with the public concern, should serve to remind us: If Eastern Kentucky is to have a future, the places where people live, work and recreate cannot be sacrificed to an industry on its way out.

We don't have to choose between jobs and environment.

August 10, 2014 - 9:00am
I find it unconscionable that there are those that oppose efforts to cut pollution in the supposed interest of economic growth, while ignoring the impacts of our current course on our most vulnerable, the environment and our future.

Warning to Trinidad & Tobago: Oil spills killing river, marine life.

August 10, 2014 - 9:00am
A University of Alberta biologist says deformed fish found downstream from tar sands mines in Alberta, Canada, are similar to the deformities found in fish in the wake of oil spills, and said Trinidad & Tobago's marine and river life could suffer a similar fate as a result of oil spills.

EPA to host meeting on MV's largest toxic plume.

August 10, 2014 - 9:00am
On Monday evening, Aug. 11, the Environmental Protection Agency will host a meeting at City Hall about ongoing efforts to clean up the toxics left behind by early computer chips makers in northeastern Mountain View.

Cotton trade: Where does your t-shirt grow?

August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
In Bangladesh, Abraham Adihou was poisoned by a cotton pesticide mistakenly sprayed on maize in the village store room. Such tragedies are not uncommon. Cotton is the world's most important non-food crop. More pesticides are used on it per unit than on any other crop.

Air quality official: Out-of-area fires remain source of smoke in Lake County skies.

August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Lake County Air Quality Management reported that the wildland fires around Northern California continue to be the source of the smoke and haze in the Lake County air basin.

Company that designed burst BC tailings pond was hired by Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay.

August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
The Polley Mine tailings-pond disaster unfolding in British Columbia is being watched closely by those opposing the Pebble Mine proposal in neighboring Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.

Judge seems unmoved by suit challenging the EPA on pesticides.

August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
A federal magistrate signaled Friday that he's likely to dismiss a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the government's approval of 50 pesticides over nearly a decade.

Clouds, humidity and upcoming El Niño may lower smog levels.

August 9, 2014 - 9:00am
Monsoonal flows, humidity, flash floods and cloudy skies appearing during the dog days of summer in Southern California these past few weeks may have a silver lining – less smog.

NRG to upgrade pollution control in Waukegan.

August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
While NRG Energy plans to upgrade pollution control equipment at its Waukegan plants and invest $3 million in solar panels in the city, environmental groups say NRG is not moving fast enough.

Rohingya children in Myanmar camps going hungry.

August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Naked boys and girls run barefoot on the muddy, narrow pathways, or play in pools of raw sewage, exposing them to potential waterborne diseases that kill. Some have black hair tinged with patches of red or blond, a tell-tale sign of nutrient deficiency commonly seen in places experiencing famine.

Feds describe new W.Va. chemical spill studies.

August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Federal health officials are outlining new studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply.

One man's uphill fight to stem childhood obesity.

August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Alexander Khananashvili has Hawaiian Gardens kindergartners chanting, 'Soda is bad!' It's just one way he wants to upend food culture.

California's invisible reservoirs.

August 8, 2014 - 9:00am
Imagine if California discovered a natural reservoir that could hold as much water as all the existing reservoirs in the state.

‘The air is bad’: Mainers support new limits on power plant emissions.

August 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Emergency room doctor Tony Owens was among 18 speakers who commented on the new carbon limits during an informal listening session with a federal environmental regulator, which touched on pollution’s wide-ranging effects on human health, the environment and the economy.

Imperial Metals given deadline for dealing with Mount Polley mine tailings pond spill.

August 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Imperial Metals has been issued a pollution abatement order by the Ministry of Environment providing legal expectations and deadlines for dealing with the disastrous breach of its Mount Polley mine tailings pond.

Missing mercury pollution is enough for mass poisoning.

August 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Of all the things to lose. New data suggests that we still don't know where our emissions of toxic mercury end up. Somewhere out there are tens of thousands of tonnes of missing mercury.

Cariboo Regional District declares state of emergency after Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach in B.C.

August 7, 2014 - 9:00am
The millions of cubic metres of water that poured out of Mount Polley mine when the dam collapsed had failed provincial water quality guidelines for human and aquatic health in the past, according to the B.C. environment ministry.

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