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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...

You Won't Believe What's in Your Cell Phone

Heather White | Posted 05.12.2014 | Technology
Heather White

2014-03-12-ScreenShot20140312at9.22.11AM.pngBenzene poisoning is not the fault of any one global electronic brand. It is the human cost of electronic sweatshops where profit is prioritized above safety.

ExxonMobil Won't Admit Baton Rouge Plants Had Safety Violations

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by Louisiana's Dept. of Environmental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 at its greater Baton Rouge facilities.

ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 15, 2013 edition.) Government agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rou...

Obama Administration Must Say No to Industry Loopholes in Natural Gas Fracking Standards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Now is the time to hold energy companies accountable for the pollution they create. For far too long, they have run roughshod over the health and well being of American communities and ordinary people are paying the price.

Gas Industry Spin Can't Cover Up Air, Water Problems Caused by Fracking

Paul Gallay | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fracking and its impact on public health, in particular our children's health, is a serious issue that calls for swift action -- action that the gas industry repeatedly tries to block.

Poisonous Perfume? Revealing the Dangers of Fragrance

Hillary Peterson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary Peterson

While many "walk for a cure," which I do think is worthwhile, I will also speak out for a more intelligent approach to manufacturing, which should include the exclusion of synthetic fragrance in all products.

Green News Report: October 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congrats ...

PHOTOS: 16 Plants That Can Filter Toxins In Your Home

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cigarette smokers, nail polish buyers, and eager home fixer-uppers; you might want to listen up. The air in you house could be swimming with dangerous...

Protecting The Health Of Those In The Gulf

Dr. Walter Crinnion | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Walter Crinnion

Heavy metal mercury is found naturally present in oil, as well as solvents from the oil. Both mercury and the solvents are potent toxins to the brain and nervous system

Fishing and Breathing BP's Oil: What's "Safe?"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Is it acceptable for recreational anglers, but not Grandma in Iowa, to consume seafood from previously closed fishing grounds on the Louisiana coast?

Mikulski Slams EPA on Dispersants: "Gave Me Heartburn"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Jackson looked worse than an oiled pelican in Barataria Bay as she tried to extricate herself from Mikulski's sticky questions. The Senator from Maryland demanded to know why Jackson did not know the extent of her authority as head of the EPA.

Reducing Toxic Air Behind Schedule at EPA, Americans at Risk

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Trip Van Noppen

Report from agency's Inspector General exposes unlawful delay The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fallen far behind in one of its most impor...

Media Contributes to Victim Mentality as Gulf Struggles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

One of the most important issues facing coastal residents is air quality. Journalists have a responsibility to examine the science and the public has a responsibility to learn more about their environment.

BP: Come for the Gulf Disaster, Stay for the Great Lakes Pollution

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

British Petroleum didn't just fall out of the sky one day and decide to start polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Oh no, they've been at this a while and their exploits are not confined to destroying important ocean ecosystems with risky, unsafe technology.

New Photos Show Oil-Soaked Dolphins Struggling in Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

There are no published photos or videos that we've been able to find, no stories that describe the oil-encrusted dorsal fins and odd behavior that suggest an under-reported environmental catastrophe.

OSHA Limits Don't Protect Gulf Coast Workers

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

As someone who works in the field of occupational medicine, I'm familiar with the "OSHA says it's safe" argument. I also know that it's dead wrong.

Gulf Oil Spill Air Quality Updates: Louisiana

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

The oil spilling into the Gulf, and the dispersants being sprayed on the oil, contain some chemicals that evaporate into the air and could be carried ...

Sick Fishermen and Oily Smells on the Gulf Coast

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Yesterday in Venice, Louisiana, local residents called a press conference to talk about the air. People complained of the oily smells when the wind is blowing off the water, and listed symptoms including headaches, nosebleeds, and vomiting.

"IRAQ: An Environmental Cesspool"

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
R. B. Stuart

Burn pit tests in war zones have shown that the fires release dioxins, benzene and volatile organic compounds, including substances known to cause cancer.

WATCH: Flaming Faucets A Consequence Of Drilling In Colorado

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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ROBO Cop: Recycling Wall-E Cleans Up The Streets of Italy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This real life robot called DustCart, created as part of the $3.9 million DustBot research program has been busy at work on the streets of Pecciolli, ...

BP Has a Deal it Hopes we Can't Refuse: Benzene Releases and Refinery Expansion Plans

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

BP seems to be proposing that to fix the current health-threatening pollution, they need to increase their refinery operations to refine even dirtier petroleum. Does that make any sense?