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Monsanto owner Bayer reaches $10 billion settlement over Roundup cancer lawsuits

Agribusiness giant Bayer announced Wednesday that it reached a more than $10 billion deal to settle thousands of lawsuits that claimed exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup caused cancer. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams A statement from Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018—and thus inherited lawsuits targeting the widely used weedkiller—said the settlement affects “75% of the current Roundup litigation […]

‘Outrageous and Chilling’: Police Condemned for Charging Peaceful Environmentalists With ‘Terrorizing’ in Louisiana

At least 40 U.S. climate and environmental advocacy groups on Friday rallied behind two Louisiana Bucket Brigade activists who are facing felony “terrorizing” charges for leaving a box of plastic pellets collected from Texas waters near a coastal Formosa Plastics facility on the doorstep of a fossil fuel lobbyist in December 2019. By Jessica Corbett […]

June 28th

Good news: US cancer deaths dropped for 26th year in a row

A report from the American Cancer Society, shows the rate of people dying from cancer in the United States has declined, and that’s for the 26th consecutive year. Rebecca Siegel is the first author of the report and the scientific director of surveillance research at the ACS. She says, “What is really driving that is […]

January 11th

Mountaintop removal mining devastated an area bigger than Delaware

Mountaintop removal mining. The most devastating form of surface mining—which literally involves blowing the tops off mountains to get at narrow seams of coal—has inflicted astounding damage to the Appalachian landscape and communities near these mines. Foes have for decades opposed the practice. Coal companies deny that mountaintop removal and the appallingly backward disposal of waste associated with it have a negative […]

July 28th