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Monday, April 9, 2018

The federal government’s top ethics official is raising serious questions about Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s potential violations of law. His string of scandals could topple his reign at the agency.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Roundup 4/06: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.
 

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mired in multiple scandals of his own making, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt attempted to shift the blame to “toxic” Washington yesterday.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

FirstEnergy, a utility struggling to stay alive in the dying coal and nuclear industries, is once again looking for a bailout from government regulators.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Roundup 3/30: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

One year ago today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt sided with the pesticide lobby over EPA scientists in an eleventh-hour decision to abort the agency's proposal to ban chlorpyrifos from use on food crops. Chlorpyrifos is an insecticide that can harm children's brains and nervous systems at small doses.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Exposure to fluorinated industrial chemicals, known as PFAS or PFC chemicals, may increase the amount of weight that people, especially women, regain after dieting, according to a new study by Harvard University researchers, published in PLOS Medicine. It found that women with higher levels of PFAS chemicals in their blood at the start of the study regained an average of 3.7 to 4.8 pounds more than women with lower levels of the chemicals in their blood.  

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Roundup 3/23: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Laboratory animals exposed to cellphone radiation developed heart and brain tumors similar to the types seen in some studies of human cellphone users, according to an Italian study published today

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

On Wednesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the first state law to ban toxic fluorinated chemicals in food packaging, such as microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes and fast-food wrappers.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In June 2017, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his entourage took a trip to Italy, which cost taxpayers $120,000.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt will hold a summit in May on the pervasive contamination of the nation’s drinking water with highly fluorinated chemicals.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Roundup 3/16: Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Fracking for oil and gas poses an impending health crisis in the U.S., two leading groups of health professionals warn in a new report.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

The danger of children's exposure to even the lowest level of lead is well known. Now, a new study finds that adults who are exposed to lead face major risks of death from heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

If CIA Director Mike Pompeo becomes the next Secretary of State, he will be the first known climate denier to serve as the nation’s chief diplomat

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr.com

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In a groundbreaking move, California has proposed that carpets and rugs containing the stain-resistant fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS should be considered a priority product under the state’s Safer Consumer Products program.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

EWG submits comments on the National Toxicology Program's draft technical reports on cellphone radio-frequency radiation. EWG finds that these studies are relevant to human health, and increase the level of concern for the cancer-causing effects of cellphone radiation and the potential impact of this radiation on children’s health. 

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Monday, March 12, 2018

The more highly processed foods you eat, the higher your risk of cancer.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

News Roundup (3/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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