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Cancer’s random assault.

January 6, 2015 - 9:00am
Random mutations may account for two-thirds of the risk of getting many types of cancer, leaving the usual suspects — heredity and environmental factors — to account for only one-third, say the authors of an article published last week in the journal Science.

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.

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