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Dems want to ban brain-damaging chlorpyrifos insecticide Trump’s EPA says is A-OK.

Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico and seven other Democratic senators introduced a bill Tuesday to regulate or ban a neurotoxic insecticide if the Environmental Protection Agency cannot prove it is safe. An organophosphate, the insecticide named chlorpyrifos has been banned from household use for more than 15 years, but it’s still widely used on crops like broccoli and almonds. By […]

July 27th

Switching from coal to solar energy would save 52,000 lives a year in US

New research shows that when you look at the diseases caused and exacerbated by coal pollution – asthma, lung cancer, other pulmonary diseases, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and strokes – getting rid of coal would save 52,000 lives every year. By George Harvey  Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MTU) recently published  the study, “Potential Lives […]

June 22nd

NYC leads the way with Environmental Justice laws

The New York City Council recently passed the most comprehensive environmental justice legislation ever achieved in any U.S. city. By Kieth Rushing Earthjustice The breakthrough marked a major win for the Harlem-based organization WE ACT for Environmental Justice, which recently boosted its local and state advocacy efforts. WE ACT is not alone. Many environmental justice […]

June 18th

Shocking long-term study reveals massive tumors in rats fed GMOs

In the first ever peer-reviewed, long-term animal study of Genetically Modified (GMO) food, genetically engineered corn has been linked to mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and other serious illnesses in rats. The study examined the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller and NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize. “Scientists found that rats exposed to even the […]

September 19th

Video: Coal country Senator says it’s time big coal stopped lying and faced reality

Wow. After years of bowing to his state’s all-powerful coal barons, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller took to the floor of the Capitol Wednesday to denounce them. Rockefeller accused big coal of using scare tactics and lies to bully people over environmental regulations. And he says it’s time coal executives stopped “pining for the past” […]

June 22nd

Harmful Chemicals Found in Pregnant Women

Pregnant women need to eat right to provide the right nutrition for their babies… and to avoid harmful chemicals. But a new study shows that may not be good enough, as some nasty long-banned substances persist in the environment… and in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. The […]

January 18th

When Fear Wins: Fallout From the “Dirty Dozen” List

[social_buttons] Experts in Nutrition and Public Health agree that a healthy diet should include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  These foods have multiple health benefits because they provide dietary fiber, trace minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and a wide variety of compounds that enhance vein health, reduce cancer risk, and bind dangerous toxins (just to name […]

October 12th

Mercury Falling: New Bill Proposition to Curb Mercury Pollution

Highly toxic by ingestion or inhalation of the dust, it can also poison a person through exposure to soluble forms, inhalation of its vapour, or eating fish contaminated with it. It’s mercury. We all know mercury for its presence in thermometers. And we all know what it means for the mercury to be rising (as is currently a major global issue). But what does it mean when mercury is falling?

July 10th