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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000This week, we caught up with Judy Petersen, executive director of the Kentucky Waterways Alliance, to tell us more about how legacy pollution—and new pollution—impacts more of our lives than we might think.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000The authors of a new study in mice conclude that oxidative stress in the lungs may be an intermediate step between exposure to PM2.5 and vascular insulin resistance, a precursor of systemic insulin resistance.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000At the U.S. EPA, significant efforts have been made to address the special susceptibility of children, and our work continues to address emerging environmental concerns to ensure that children’s environments are free of hazards and support healthy de...
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Despite assumptions that peanut, egg and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don't know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastic enter our oceans each year.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000With coal use down in North America and better tech, mercury levels are declining, and our air - and fish - appear to be getting safer.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000Nestlé, the international food behemoth, announced Wednesday that it had developed a way of restructuring sugar, allowing the company to reduce the amount of sugar in its candy products.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000So the new fivers contain tallow. How very emblematic of the grand deception the meat and dairy industry relies on for its continued existence.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000If we want healthy crops and people the prescription is really pretty simple—cultivate microbial allies., If we want healthy crops and people, the author of "Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations" has a simple prescription—cultivate microbial allies.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Studies of tuna caught in the Gulf of Maine between 2004 and 2012 revealed that levels of methylmercury in their bodies decreased at a rate of 2 percent per year, or nearly 20 percent over a decade.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000If we want healthy crops and people the prescription is really pretty simple—cultivate microbial allies.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Environmental scientists have known since the 1970s that there's a serious link between building dams and higher levels of toxic methylmercury in fish and mammals. Yet Canadian corporations keep building the dams without working to mitigate such problems.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000A flawed environmental impact assessment may have consequences for the western sandpiper.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Amid government ignorance and equivocal science, Flint residents mold their lives around perpetual crisis and endless unanswerable questions.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000The Canadian prime minister has made reconciliation with native peoples a critical goal. But an environmental threat could scuttle his mission.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000Of all the environmental issues facing Virginia, from the mountains to the sea, two that stand out are the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and rising sea levels in military-job-rich Tidewater Virginia. They deserve an early nod of recognition by the inco...
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000For more than a decade, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other beverage companies have fought mightily against efforts to tax sugary sodas, defeating more than three dozen such proposals around the country.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000The gut microbiomes of mice take time to change after bouts of weight loss, making them more vulnerable to regaining weight.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000A new fish trap uses artificial intelligence to target lionfish.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000I'm going to Standing Rock because I hear a voice saying, "Follow the Indians. They know the way."