Will polluting industries continue to resist public health safeguards at every turn? Will energy companies keep looking backward or will they start embracing change? Will we elect leaders who represent special interests or ordinary citizens?
That's right. Romney and Inhofe would rather let big polluters off the hook than protect our kids from a toxin that causes developmental delays and other serious conditions. So do the 46 Senators who voted on Wednesday to block the mercury and air toxin standards.
Is it better to be ignorant and eat toxic foods or is it better to spend a lifetime reading ingredients on packages and asking where meat and fish were born, and what their astrological signs are?
If we don't act fast to protect our right to clean water, the age-old rite of spending a summer day fishing with your daughter or son will end with this generation. We cannot allow that to happen.
With Senator James Inhofe's (R-OK) move to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate mercury -- both now and in the future -- the threat to the health of Americans is in the balance.
If you've been eating seafood with any regularity, it's a miracle you're still able to read this -- according to some activists sounding the alarm bells.
If you're pregnant, this is a story you should follow.
Chefs and politicians may have little in common, but we do share an obligation to keep people healthy. In my business, when we say we had to '86' an item, it means it's no longer available. Congress needs to '86' mercury pollution forever.
Learning that bluefin tuna caught off California contain traces of radioactivity is disturbing regardless of health risks to diners. But the fact is, when it comes to tuna, we have more serious problems to worry about, like mercury and overfishing.
The fact that most ocean fish are so high in selenium explains why more and more research suggests the benefits of eating seafood outweigh any risks mercury exposure could pose. Do I (and you) really need to be avoiding those fish?
Mercury turns retrograde on March 12 (until April 4); its effect is intensified right before or after it changes direction, which is now. Like a big semi turning on the highway, everything around it must come to a standstill. There couldn't be a worse time to launch the new iPad!
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Mercury is most commonly recognized as a developmental toxin, threatening to young children and fetuses as they develop their nervous system. But mercury is also a danger for adults.
Through greater understanding of both the extent of wildlife exposure and harmful impacts to ecosystem health, it is now clear that increased conservation efforts are necessary to reduce this neurotoxin in our environment for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Nationwide, communities are saying "No more!" when it comes to dirty coal. Americans are falling in love with clean energy and the good jobs it will bring.
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.