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February 22, 2016 Human Health

FDA to (Finally) Begin Testing for Pesticide in Your Food

By: Center for Biological Diversity

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Food and Drug Administration will finally begin testing food for glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used pesticide, according to Civil Eats. This marks the first time that...

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February 19, 2016 Human Health

Fed Will Finally Examine How Roundup Harms 1,500 Endangered Species

By: Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will analyze the impacts of atrazine and glyphosate — the two most commonly used pesticides in the United States — on 1,500 endangered...

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February 1, 2016 Human Health

Why Being Eaten by Mushrooms Is the Best Way to Die

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Some cultures burn their dead, others carry corpses up the nearest mountain. Some make mummies, some hold burials at sea and, once in a while, some shoot their journalists out...

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January 27, 2016 Environment

What the Flint Water Crisis & the BEACH Act Have in Common

By: Surfrider Foundation

One of the core functions of government is to provide for public safety.   Unfortunately, in recent weeks the entire country has been witness to the absolute breakdown of this...

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January 25, 2016 Climate & Energy

Africa's Climate Insecurity Is a Growing Danger

By: W. Douglas Smith

Africa is a continent filled with resources, an exploding population and a clouded future. The African Union (AU) recognizes 54 nations but not Morocco. Several other regions are undefined or...

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January 22, 2016 Environment

Midwest EPA Chief Resigns Over Flint’s Toxic Water Crisis

By: Planet Editor

Susan Hedman, the EPA administrator in charge of the Midwest, has resigned from her office amidst the ongoing toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Gina McCarthy, head of the U.S....

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January 22, 2016 Environment

5-Year "State of the Bay” Report Reveals Santa Monica Bay’s Progress and Problems

By: The Bay Foundation

The State of the Bay 2015 (SOTB) report, produced by the Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program (SMBNEP) over a five-year period, is published and released today for free as...

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January 14, 2016 Environment

Chick-fil-A Is Full of It: Styrene Is Not Green

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

Has the Chick-fil-A "We make Benches out of our Styrofoam cups" ad appeared on your social media yet? When it hit mine, I had to respond to Chick-Fil-A publicly so...

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January 7, 2016 Food

New Dietary Guidelines Ignore Calls for Less Meat, More Plant-based Food

By: Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON— The new Dietary Guidelines for Americans released today ignore the recommendations of the scientific advisory panel and an unprecedented show of public support for clear guidance on food choices...

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January 6, 2016 Human Health

Brazilian Wasp’s Venom Kills Cancer Cells

By: Planet Editor

It’s fair to say that wasps are one of the most unwelcome creatures in the insect kingdom. Unlike bees, wasps do not pollinate our crops or produce delicious honey; like...

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January 1, 2016 Human Health

EPA Misses Key Deadlines for Analyzing Pesticides' Risks to People, Wildlife

By: Center for Biological Diversity

PORTLAND, Ore.— The Environmental Protection Agency missed its own deadlines for completing risk assessments in 2015 for atrazine, glyphosate and imidacloprid, three highly controversial, toxic and commonly used pesticides. The...

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December 17, 2015 Environment

Holiday Hookup? 40,000 Free Endangered Species Condoms Given Away

By: Center for Biological Diversity

TUCSON, Ariz.— With the holiday season in full swing, the Center for Biological Diversity is distributing 40,000 free Endangered Species Condoms to encourage people to invite wildlife into holiday celebrations...

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December 16, 2015 Climate & Energy

3 Reasons Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer to Carbon Emissions

By: W. Douglas Smith

Nuclear power is not the short-term answer to achieving safe carbon emissions levels. Nuclear power plants take too long help slow down carbon emissions. They are too expensive to build...

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November 25, 2015 Human Health

A Belated Victory! EPA Revokes Approval of Herbicide Due to High Toxicity

By: Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON— In response to litigation by conservation groups, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will revoke approval of the herbicide “Enlist Duo” after  determining that its combination of chemicals is...

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November 7, 2015 Human Health

Pesticide Peddler Monsanto Wins 2015 Rubber Dodo Award

By: Center for Biological Diversity

TUCSON, Ariz.— Monsanto, producer and seller of Roundup and its toxic active ingredient glyphosate, is the recipient of the Center for Biological Diversity’s 2015 Rubber Dodo Award, given annually to...

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November 3, 2015 Human Health

Add It Up for Health: Aggregate Buying Power Brings Healthier Meals and Toxin Free Plates to Millions of American School Children

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

Here's a math lesson that jumps off the page because it impacts the wellbeing of a most precious resource: our school children. Contrary to what you may recall from early...

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October 26, 2015 Food

Your Ham Sandwich Is Giving You Cancer. Really? Really.

By: Planet Editor

On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) filled the pants of meat-eaters worldwide when it announced that processed meat causes cancer. And if you’re waiting for a caveat, I’m sorry...

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October 9, 2015 Human Health

'Systemic Problems' Found in Oversight of L.A. Oil Wells

By: Center for Biological Diversity

LOS ANGELES— California oil regulators today released a report that found “systemic problems” in the state’s regulation of oil industry underground injection in the Los Angeles area. The report admits...

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