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Toxic Chemicals

Protecting the Public Is Not a Hobby

Bill Couzens | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Cancer is not laughable -- it is devastating, and I am disgusted that this particular legislation is being sold as something that would protect the public.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Seems Poised To Advance 'Compromise' Chemical Regulation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators traded some jabs at a hearing on chemical safety legislation Wednesday, but it seems likely that the bill will advance out of t...

The Reality of Making Progressive Change in Washington

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

So we're left with a dilemma. Support a big improvement over current law even though it's imperfect, or say we won't stand for the shortcomings and forgo any change.

Lynne Peeples

Industry-Supported Chemical Bill Straight From 'Merchants Of Doubt' Playbook

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

Tuesday's unveiling of a bipartisan bill in Congress that would reform how the nation regulates toxic chemicals sparked fervor among environmental and...

Kate Sheppard

Chemical Safety Bills Face Off In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of Democratic senators has introduced legislation to reform the nation's chemical safety laws, two days after a bipartisan group ...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Bill Would Overhaul U.S. Chemical Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would overhaul U.S. chemical regulations. The bill, from Sens. D...

Am I Still A Rebellious Mom if I Use Disposable Diapers?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

I have a confession to make: I am hardly using cloth diapers anymore. There it is. I said it out loud. It feels good to get this off my chest.

Chemical Contaminants Suspect in Mystery of Alaska Chickadee Beak Deformities Now Spreading Globally

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

The deformities range from slight to gross and can have severe consequences for the birds if they are unable to use their beaks to pick up food or groom feathers so their bodies retain heat.

The Age of Greed: Toxic Chemical Control Is 'High Priority' Failure for Nation's Government

Rena Steinzor | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Rena Steinzor

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been reviewing the performance of federal agencies and departments for decades and has achieved amazing success simply by surviving the onslaught of attacks against government in any form.

Lynne Peeples

The Public Health Consequences Of Shoddy Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green

The current outbreak of measles, on pace to become the largest since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago, was made ...

Environmental Crimes

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

All civilized societies rely on laws for protection from crimes. I have no trouble detecting something bad, abhorrent, and criminal.

Show Some Love by Having a Waste-Free Valentine's Day

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green
Hannah Helsabeck

I hope you enjoy Valentine's Day this year by getting a little eco-creative with your gifts and activities! Living sustainably and toxin-free is the gift that keeps on giving.

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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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 02.21.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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...