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US Sen. Charles Schumer pushes bill banning top ten toxic flame retardants.

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany yesterday to push a new bill banning the 10 most toxic flame retardants.

Do greener neighborhoods produce healthier babies?

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am
Pregnant women who live in leafy, green neighborhoods are less likely to have premature or low birth weight babies, a new study suggests.

Report: Higher cancer rates in areas near Cold Water Creek.

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am
Data released from the Department of Health and Senior Services confirms what people who have lived near Cold Water Creek have been saying for years. They feared the rare cancers they were getting at an early age were directly related to radioactive contamination in the creek.

On fracking, earthquakes and Indian Point.

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am
New York is right to not blindly follow other states that have green-lighted fracking without thoughtful consideration of these consequences. It's difficult to turn back the clock once public health and safety has been jeopardized.

Why we still need wilderness in the era of climate change.

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am
By coincidence, the People's Climate March comes just two weeks after the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act. It's time to double-down on wildness as a touchstone for our relationship with the rest of life on Earth.

Cleaner, more efficient cookstoves should be on front burner of women’s needs in developing countries.

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am
For 3 billion of the world’s people, cooking can be downright dangerous, according to the World Health Organization: Four million premature deaths a year are blamed on exposure to toxic smoke from cooking fires.

Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms.

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am
Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.

Big soda makers agree on effort to cut Americans’ drink calories.

September 24, 2014 - 9:00am
The commitment, made Tuesday at the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative, was an acknowledgment by the companies of the role their products play in the country’s obesity crisis and the escalating rates of diabetes and heart disease that accompany it.

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