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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Friday, January 4, 2019

News Roundup (1/4): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Efficiency should be the core of national, state and local energy policy. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimates that, since 1990, advances in energy efficiency have supplanted the need for more than 300 large power plants, averting the release of hundreds of millions of tons of air pollution and saving consumers nearly $790 billion.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Far more American children die working in agriculture than in any other industry, and thousands more are injured while working on farms, according to a recent little-noticed report by the investigative arm of Congress. Yet the Trump administration wants to relax farmworker safety rules to allow kids as young as 16 to spray dangerous pesticides on crops.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Another 12 months is just about in the books. It was full of moments that impacted health and the environment in a variety of ways. From clean water to Kavanaugh, from Pruitt to “poop lagoons,” EWG has been with you every step of the way, keeping you in the know. As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the most popular stories.

Friday, December 21, 2018

News Roundup (12/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

By failing to require full disclosure of genetically modified ingredients in food, the Trump administration has forced food companies to decide whether they’re truly committed to being transparent about what’s in the food they sell.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In 2016, Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs Act to spur renewable energy investments. It seems to be working: The St Louis Post-Dispatch reports that solar companies are streaming into Illinois and partnering with farmers to lease some of their land for solar projects.

Friday, December 14, 2018

News Roundup (12/14): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, is a right-wing policy shop that brings together conservative state lawmakers and corporations to develop model legislation that promotes what ALEC calls “principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism.” 

Friday, December 7, 2018

EWG News Roundup (12/7): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, November 30, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/30): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The heavy rains and high waters after Hurricane Florence flooded 35 industrial poultry operations in North Carolina housing an estimated 1.8 million birds, according to a new investigation by Waterkeeper Alliance and the Environmental Working Group. The state estimates it spent $11 million disposing of dead poultry following the hurricane.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Farm bailout payments intended to offset the impacts of President Trump’s trade war have instead flowed to more than 1,000 “city slickers” who live in the nation’s largest cities, an EWG analysis of Department of Agriculture data shows.

Friday, November 16, 2018

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, news of a salmonella outbreak in turkey is a serious concern.

Friday, November 16, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/16) - Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Today, 51 environmental and public health groups, including EWG, called on Amazon and eBay to remove illegal skin care products containing dangerous levels of mercury. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Deadly wildfires continue to blaze in Northern and Southern California. Dozens of people are dead, hundreds more missing and entire communities have been destroyed.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

As we head into the holiday season, the marathon task of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner or even just one dish to contribute as a guest – may be stressful. To help you combat the inevitable stress surrounding this meal, EWG has put together this guide suggesting what to make yourself and what to buy, and when to go organic.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In 2009, a study in the research journal Utilities Policy concluded that wind and other sources of renewable energy would “never be able to contribute significantly to electric power supply.”

What a difference a decade has made.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Frequently eating a variety of organic foods may significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer, according to a groundbreaking study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study participants whose diets contained the highest amount of organic foods had a 25 percent reduction in overall cancer risk, compared with those whose diet had the lowest share of organic food.

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