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Toxic Chemicals

Lynne Peeples

Household Chemicals May Explain Rising Rates Of Male Infertility

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green

Bisphenol A and other common estrogen-mimicking chemicals may be wreaking havoc on sperm and stymying some couples' hopes of having children, warns ne...

Money, and Harmful Chemicals, in Politics

Michael Green | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Michael Green

The Supreme Court did more than open the door to the undoing of democracy in Citizens United. They also opened a potential floodgate of new chemical health threats backed by unbridled chemical industry spending.

'Green News Report' - January 8, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: America's first high-speed rail line breaks ground in CA; Environment to lose another champion in the Senate; More tank problems one year after WV toxic chemical spill.

'Green News Report' -- January 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: WHILE WE WERE OUT: The planet had its hottest year in recorded history;...

'Green News Report' - December 23, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2014 on track for hottest year on record; Washington state governor pro...

Consume Less of This One Thing for Your 2015 Resolution

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Hannah Helsabeck

I am choosing to use fewer plastics as my resolution because I think the consumption of single-use plastic items has spiraled out of control -- even costing us our personal and environmental health.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Treads: Scrap Tire Playgrounds Lighten Landfills, But Raise Cancer Fears

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green

The fire burned for nine months, billowing toxic black smoke thousands of feet above its Appalachian valley source and across five states. It would ta...

'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Nothin' but good news for a change! New York issues first permanent ba...

The Chemical Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Like ocean acidification, this is mostly an invisible problem, but it is comparable in import for the vitality of marine ecosystems and the implication for human reliance on the ocean for water, food, and health in the future.

Lynne Peeples

Mounting Health Concerns Over Fracking Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green

April Lane's work often brings her to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she monitors pollution from natural gas production sites around the area's rich sh...

4 Environmental Health Lessons Learned From the Bhopal Disaster

Gary H. Cohen | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Gary H. Cohen

Anniversaries are an opportunity to look back on the journey and see what progress has been achieved, what lessons have been applied and where history seems poised, even determined, to repeat itself. And so, what have we learned since the Bhopal disaster in 1984?

Bhopal 30 Years On: Lessons From a Toxic Tragedy

Annie Leonard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Annie Leonard

I was in Bhopal, India 10 years after the 1984 disaster in which a now infamous Union Carbide pesticide plant released 27 tons of a toxic chemical into a crowded sleeping city, killing 8,000 people immediately and over 20,000 to date. I

In Celebration of Organic Dudes

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Scene at the gym the other day: A guy steps on the treadmill two over from mine. I'm happily jogging along so I only glance to the side briefly. Wit...

The Truth About Toxic Wheat

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

The problem lies in when we try and make blanket statements about all wheat production. For each different variety of wheat whether it be durum wheat, hard red spring wheat, or even soft red winter wheat, there are different production methods for each one.

Under the Republican Congress, All Environmental Politics Will Be Local

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Since there hasn't been any new U.S. federal environmental law in nearly a quarter century, I do not expect the productivity of the new Congress to be any worse than the old one.

Fracking And Toxic Air

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Molly Rauch

A new study, published this week in the journal Environmental Health, identifies potentially hazardous concentrations of air pollutants near some oil and gas operations in five states. The research shines a light on what some communities face as US oil and gas development accelerates.

Another Fracking Health Threat

Michael Green | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Michael Green

There has been much attention to water pollution risks from fracking, but there has been less research into air quality around fracking sites.

Trick or Treat? Why Halloween Scares Moms

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Halloween preparations are in full swing in our house. But I have a confession to make -- I force a stiff smile when my kids squeal in excitement about the trick or treating. Because if there's anything that raises my Mommy hackles, it's Halloween. And now, Halloween just got a little scarier...

Lynne Peeples

Another Reason To Care About BPA In Things You Touch Every Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

Those little slips of paper that accumulate in our pockets and purses may do more than just document recent take-out meals, pumpkin spice lattes and s...

Kate Sheppard

Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to environmental pollutants, sometimes what's legal is what's most worrying. That's the conclusion of a new report on a ma...

Being a Couch Potato Could Harm You in Ways You Don't Even Know

OZY | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
OZY

Is your sofa bad for your health? A host of scientists and advocacy groups say the answer may be yes -- and some government officials may slowly be agreeing with them. The problem lies with fire-retardant chemicals in foam sofa cushions.

Lynne Peeples

Groups Giving Second Thoughts To Those Black Crumbs On Playing Fields

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green

Massive bags of tiny black rubber crumbs, the remains of some 40,000 old tires, lined the parking lot of Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washi...

20 Years, Yet EPA Still Fails to Protect Us From Polluting Incinerators

Earthjustice | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Environmental laws are enacted to protect public health, to provide clean air and water, to save endangered wildlife, and to protect our public lands for future generations. But these laws mean little if regulations based on them are not enforced or, in this case, are never created in the first place.

What American Environmentalists Can Learn From Prime Minister Modi

Carl Pope | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rock-star love-fest with the American Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden last week was hardly a policy address -- Modi's theme was India's potential greatness and his vision of how to enable it.

For Chemical Companies, Distrust Breeds Change

Michael Green | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Green

All of us together can continue to bring change to corporate America, and perhaps one day chemical companies will no longer be on the list of least trusted businesses.