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Indian Coal Tax Nets $850 Million for Environment

Ben Barber | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Ben Barber

In an effort to finance green energy and clean up vast deposits of toxic wastes, India has imposed an innovative one dollar tax per ton of coal mined ...

Lipstick: The Price for Pretty Lips May Be Heavy... Metals

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

I suspect that most people would be surprised to know that lipstick contains toxic metals. It was a surprise to me. Does that mean that lipstick is not safe? And if not, what can be done about it?

You Are a Guinea Pig

David Rosner | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
David Rosner

A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. And there's a reason why you've never read about it in the newspaper or seen a report on the nightly news.

'Green News Report' - February 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Inexcusable Exposure: Unprotected Workers, Toxic Lead At Gun Range

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback via email or Twitter. Knowledge of lead's toxicity is far from new. We began cutting...

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than ...

US Mint Experimenting With New Metals To Make Coins Cheaper

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that. A pe...

Trouble in Toyland

Nasima Hossain | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Nasima Hossain

It's a holiday morning and kids all over the world are waking up to open their presents. Big smiles and laughter abound. What could be wrong with this picture?

Deadly Delays for Nigerian Children

Jane_Cohen | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

In June, two weeks after I returned from Nigeria, I got a message that another child had died from lead poisoning -- the 11th in the same family.

Supporting the EPA Is Not Enough

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2013 | Science
Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Will we be smarter than my bacteria? This may seem like a silly question, yet the challenges we face are real and the consequences of our actions are dire. Without a sustainable energy future that does not poison the air we breathe and lead to planetary warming, we face an uncertain future.

Why Do We Tell Only Part of the Story When We Talk About Cancer?

Kristal Brent Zook | Posted 01.19.2013 | Black Voices
Kristal Brent Zook

It is odd that for all this talk about cancer's effect, there is still so little coverage of toxic pollution -- which has been linked to cancer -- and how much more likely poor people and minorities are to be impacted by it.

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.

It's Time to Finally End Needless Poisoning of Wildlife

Kieran Suckling | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Kieran Suckling

A misguided provision in the bill the Senate will vote on this week would actually prevent the Environmental Protection Agency -- the same agency that got lead out of paint and gasoline -- from stopping wildlife from being poisoned by lead.

Lynne Peeples

Worried Moms In Sandy's Wake: Lead, Mold, Chemical Mixes Among Health Risks | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

Even before her 7-year-old son, Zephyr, began playing soccer this fall, Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was concerned about possible toxic chemicals on his ...

Feds Failed To Protect Kids From Cancer-Causing Metals

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 10.15.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep the to...

OS Gemeos And "The Giant Of Boston"

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The twins have left Boston, but not before they opened their first solo museum show in the U.S. and left behind a handful of public installations that...

Are Today's Young Women Afraid To Lead?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Why even try to be a fearless leader if you're afraid of what people will be saying about you behind your back? Instead of empowering this generation of women, we've frightened them into inaction. This does not bode well for our society.

Lynne Peeples

Are Kids Walking In Lead? Tainted Shoes Seized In Seattle | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

Some 1,700 pairs of children's shoes contaminated with three times the legal limit for lead landed at a Seattle port on Wednesday. The $23,000 worth o...

Getting Toxic Lead Out of Mexico's Pottery

Ben Barber | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Ben Barber

Some 50,000 potters in Puebla, Michoacan, Oaxaca and other states were using lead glazes when the Mexican government asked Blacksmith to tackle the issue about four years ago.

Lynne Peeples

Lead Poisoning Prevention Funds Slashed, Costly Consequences For Children's Health | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green

When Devon Owens checked his then 2-year-old daughter, Dallas, into the hospital last year, he wasn't sure what to expect. He just knew that routine m...

China Lead Pollution Reportedly Poisons Over 100 Children

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) - Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China's manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 c...

The Lead Carpet: Who's Going to Lose?

Nancy Chuda | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Nancy Chuda

A recent federal analysis revealed that approximately 400 shades of popular lipsticks contained trace amounts of lead.

Historic Progress on the Environment Under President Obama

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Even in the face of a year of unprecedented and unrelenting congressional assault on the environment, President Obama has proven that prosperity fits hand-in-hand with clean air and clean water, and strong public health protections.

Toxic Free Trade Targets Children

Dr. Gary Ginsberg | Posted 02.24.2012 | Green
Dr. Gary Ginsberg

The free ride that free trade offers toxics can be stopped by putting up some barriers. There is no reason why inherently dangerous waste should be allowed transport overseas for cheap disposal or recycling.

Thieves Steal 40 Year-Old Sculpture For Metal

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

The growing trend of stealing public sculptures for their precious metal has hit a Barbara Hepworth sculpture that has made Dulwich park in London its...