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What you need to know about ‘legacy pollution’ in the Ohio River.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000

This 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.

Connecting PM2.5 exposure to insulin resistance.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000

The 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.

Two decades of enhancing children’s environmental health protection at the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000

At 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...

Are food allergies on the rise? Experts say they don’t know.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Despite 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.

How microplastics make their way up the ocean food chain into fish.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastic enter our oceans each year.

Ready for some good environment news? It’s about coal.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000

With coal use down in North America and better tech, mercury levels are declining, and our air - and fish - appear to be getting safer.

Nestlé reformulates sugar and says it will use less in its candy.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Nestlé, 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.

Vegans are right to be furious about beef fat in the new £5 notes.

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:00 +0000

So the new fivers contain tallow. How very emblematic of the grand deception the meat and dairy industry relies on for its continued existence.

Mulch your soil—inside and out.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

If 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.

Burning less coal isn’t just making air cleaner. It’s making your tuna safer.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Studies 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.

Mulch your soil—inside and out.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

If we want healthy crops and people the prescription is really pretty simple—cultivate microbial allies.

Hydroelectric projects pose risk to indigenous people, Harvard study warns.

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Environmental 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.

The questionable science of Vancouver’s port expansion.

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

A flawed environmental impact assessment may have consequences for the western sandpiper.

For Flint residents, a fog of unanswerable questions.

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Amid government ignorance and equivocal science, Flint residents mold their lives around perpetual crisis and endless unanswerable questions.

Even as Trudeau reaches out to First Nations, mercury rises.

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

The Canadian prime minister has made reconciliation with native peoples a critical goal. But an environmental threat could scuttle his mission.

Bay, sea-level rise top Virginia environmental list.

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

Of 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...

As soda taxes gain wider acceptance, your bottle may be next.

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

For 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.

Microbes might explain why many diets backfire.

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

The gut microbiomes of mice take time to change after bouts of weight loss, making them more vulnerable to regaining weight.

Terminator redux: Lionfish edition.

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

A new fish trap uses artificial intelligence to target lionfish.

Why I’m going to Standing Rock for Thanksgiving.

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000

I'm going to Standing Rock because I hear a voice saying, "Follow the Indians. They know the way."