"A federal appeals court [Thursday] breathed new life into a challenge by environmental groups to U.S. EPA's registration of nearly 400 pesticides."
"Scientists are seeing an uptick of the legacy toxic in Great Lakes fish and birds. Warming waters are the suspected culprit. More coal will make it worse."
"Oakland is one of several California cities still waiting on more than $1 billion to pay for the removal of lead paint, which is threatening children’s health in neighborhoods such as Fruitvale. Even though a judge ruled in favor of Oakland more than two years ago, the money remains tied up in in the courts."
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"Chemical regulation: EPA cranks out toxics rules during Obama’s last days in office"
"A new National Academy of Sciences' risk assessment could accelerate public health protection from pesticides."
"Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHD".
"Industrial facilities nationwide covered by an Environmental Protection Agency program reported 'a substantial decrease' in toxic chemical releases between 2005 and 2015, according to the EPA Thursday afternoon (Jan. 12)."
"After years of wait, veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion."
"Surveys have shown the presence of PFNA in New Jersey’s public water systems is much higher than the national rate".