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Published: 2017-05-27

 



A warming planet jolts the iconic creatures of the Galápagos.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

Species that inspired Darwin’s theory of natural selection are facing new challenges to adapt.



Trump delays decision on Paris climate accords.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

President Trump declined to endorse the Paris climate accords on Saturday, saying he would decide next week whether the United States would pull out of the 195-nation agreement.



Editorial: Cancer risk paradox. Grand plans fall short?

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

To eradicate cancer, governments need to both identify and act not only on increased risk susceptibility, but also ensure that people are not exposed to carcinogenic materials through gross environmental mismanagement. Recent moves by the US government undermine meeting these needs.



Infectious disease collides with changing climate.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

In Brazil, a spike in yellow fever cases came after a drought was followed by deluge – and a bumper crop of mosquitoes.



Testing the waters.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

A reporter is invited to be a taster in a bottled water competition. But how do you judge a product whose most famous attribute is its lack of taste?



PFC levels increasing as lawmakers form plan to pressure military.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

As local lawmakers continue to pressure the military to do more to clean massive groundwater pollution near its bases in Bucks and Montgomery counties, contaminant levels appear to have increased in the past year.



An effect of climate change you could really lose sleep over.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

Hotter nights in a warming world could have significant effects on how well people sleep, a new study suggests.



Uncertainty floods the future of Great Lake’s water quality and quantity.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

For climate change experts, it’s a world of “ifs” when trying to predict what will happen to the waters of the Great Lakes.



Nuclear fugitives return: The struggle to repopulate Fukushima.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

Six years after the nuclear disaster, Japan is pushing villagers back to the homes they left.



Is the natural gas in your home upping your radon risk?

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

Researchers are now looking at whether natural gas coming from the Marcellus Shale could be bringing a deadly carcinogen into Pennsylvanians' homes.



Imams in US take on the anti-vaccine movement during Ramadan.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

Minnesota’s measles outbreak is about to exceed the total number of cases reported in the entire United States last year, with no sign of slowing.



California legislature can prove drought lessons were learned.

2017-05-27T09:00-05:00

A package of bills now before lawmakers has the potential to ensure long-term water supply planning and preparedness for future droughts.



Don’t do it, Scotland: Fracking warnings from Pennsylvania.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

Our reporting team in the US heard numerous warnings about the lessons that should be learnt, and discovered direct connections with Scotland.



'Plant factories' churn out clean food in China's dirty cities.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

Researchers build urban farms, crop labs to combat contamination.



The future of fish is farmed.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

Entrepreneurs and investors are getting into aquaculture, in an overfished world with a growing appetite for the healthy protein.



These high-tech sensors track exactly how fresh our produce is so we stop wasting food.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

We throw out over 30% of food because it goes bad before it’s supposed to. A data-driven tracking technology from Zest Fresh is ensuring food stays fresh in transit–to cut down the amount we waste.



Asbestos victims will get less time to file for damages under new bill.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

An industry-sponsored bill to change the process by which asbestos victims sue for damages moves ahead in the House.



Illicit crops sprayed with more illicit glyphosate.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

Colombia's Constitutional Court has ordered the resumption of aerial fumigation of illicit crops with the even more illicit glyphosate.



Pesticide spraying bill clears House, but Senate passage unclear.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

The House swiftly passed a bill designed to ease regulatory requirements for farmers and public health officials who spray pesticides over water bodies, putting it on track to reverse a 2009 court opinion that has angered the pest control community for years.



In birth defects case, mom tells of boy's pain.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

The mother of a boy born with birth defects allegedly caused by pesticide exposure cried on the witness stand Thursday as she described his struggle with a facial deformity.



Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

The oil company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is facing intense scrutiny from regulators and activists over a series of recent leaks across the country, including a major spill now believed to be significantly bigger than initially reported.



Texans could soon be jailed for flying drones over oil facilities, animal factory farms.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

Texans caught flying drones over oil and gas well pads, cell towers and large animal feeding operations could face jail time starting September 1.



Slight bumps in protected areas could be a boon for biodiversity.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

A new study finds that small increases in the world’s protected lands could triple the protection of species and other types of biodiversity, potentially providing a new tool for conservation planners.



Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

There's a glimmer of hope for America's ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday.



Bycatch –the complexities of shrimp trawling in the Gulf of California.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

In the video installation Bycatch, Maria Johnson and Eric Magrane explore the complexities of shrimp trawling in the Gulf of California, and food systems more generally.



Improving the ocean: Getting serious about overfishing.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

The oceans face dire threats. Better regulated fisheries would help.



Catherine McKenna plans crackdown on pollution from oilpatch.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

Canada is moving ahead with plans to stop a potent form of air pollution made by fossil fuel companies, according to a proposal unveiled today, but new rules won’t be fully enforced until 2023.



US EPA moves to postpone steam electric power plant effluent rules.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it proposed a rule on Thursday to postpone compliance dates for effluent guidelines for steam electric power plants published in November 2015.



What's driving the billion-dollar natural beauty movement?

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

A growing number of consumers are rejecting chemical-filled cosmetics for pricey, plant-based alternatives. It's a thriving sector - one that some experts think could change the beauty industry for good.



Study: Oregon docs not catching lead poisoning; Bend providers have different testing protocols.

2017-05-26T09:00-05:00

Central Oregon pediatricians take vastly different approaches to checking kids for lead exposure.