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9/22/22: "Profiting from poison: how the US lead industry knowingly created a water crisis"
8/29/22: "EPA Proposes Regulating Two Common ‘Forever Chemicals’ Under Superfund Law" EcoWatch
8/1/22: "EPA Whistleblowers Provide New Evidence of Ongoing Failure to Assess Dangerous Chemicals" Intercept
7/13/22: EcoWatch "Plastic Recycling Isn’t Effective, as Households Recycle Just 12% of Single-Use Plastic Packaging Per Year, UK Survey Says"
7/7/22: "California’s sweeping new plastics law could be a game changer" NatGeo
Flint water charges tossed because of ‘one-man grand jury,’ court says" WaPo
5/17/22: "Pollution's fatal threat gains urgency after 9 million died in one year"
1/21/22: "EPA to require Midwestern utilities clean up coal ash waste"
12/24/21:"Latin America urges US to reduce plastic waste exports to region" Guardian
12/17/21: "Cleanup to start at 49 Superfund sites using money from infrastructure law" NBC News
10/22/21: "Plastics Could Release More Emissions Than Coal by 2030, Study Finds"
9/16/21: "The ozone hole over the South Pole is now bigger than Antarctica" CNN
8/4/21: "EPA Whistleblowers Say Managers Bullied Them to Approve Dangerous Chemicals"
6/1/21: "Tons of toxic pellets blanket Sri Lanka beaches, causing environmental disaster"
4/30/21: "Deadly air pollutant ‘disproportionately and systematically’ harms Americans of color, study finds" WaPo
4/29/21: Intercept - "Court Rules That EPA’s Delay “Exposed a Generation of American Children” to Brain-Damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos"
4/27/21: "The Toxic Legacy of the US Military in the Pacific"
4/12/21: "Common plastic softeners may cause ‘serious’ brain damage in adults"
4/8/21: "New study finds correlation between specific pesticides and central nervous system tumors in children"
3/19/21: "Homes in Illinois Found to Have Lead Levels as Bad as Flint, Report Finds"
3/15/21: "A forgotten Cold War experiment has revealed its icy secret. It’s bad news for the planet." WaPo
2/3/21: Will Flint Water Trial Spark More Court Battles for Environmental Justice?
The Polluted Brain: Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer’s, dementia
Scientist find microplastics in human organs giving activists more ammo to demand change in plastic pollution
8/7/20: "Microplastics have moved into virtually every crevice on Earth"
The Atlantic Ocean contains at least 10 times more plastic pollution than previously estimated 8/21/20
Citing Coronavirus, EPA Suspends Environmental Rules Indefinitely
Getting Rid of Pollution Improves Public Health Almost Immediately
One Thing We Can Do - Fix Recycling NYT 1/15/20
River of Trash How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities Uninhabitable
California finds widespread water contamination of ‘forever chemicals’
PFAS EXPLAINED, the growing crisis of forever chemicals
The House just voted to regulate PFAS. Here's what you need to know
Plastics, Plastics everywhere
Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure to a Toxic Chemical 8/22/19
Air pollution linked to bipolar disorder 8/20/19
8/6/19: "Insect 'apocalypse' in U.S. driven by 50x increase in toxic pesticides"
CNN Report on Toxics and Trump's EPA YouTube
Corporations can legally put carcinogens in our food without warning labels 7/14/19
Waste Only: How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World 7/20/19
Plastics Threaten Global Climate at a Massive Scale During Each Point of Lifecycle.pdf
Trump Admin Refuses to Join Over 180 Countries plastic ban
America's recycling crisis
Americans' plastic recycling is dumped in landfills, investigation shows
Toxic water from weedkiller use in the Corn Belt
Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean
Link to Environmental Law article and video on the Clean Air Act
Ozone Layer Recovery Is Being Undermined by Pollution From U.S. Companies
China and the return of CFC pollution
March 30, 2020: Why This Rare, Huge Ozone Hole Over the Arctic Is Troubling Scientists
8/19/22: "The TVA is dumping a mountain of coal ash in Black south Memphis" WaPo
8/4/22: "History of DDT ocean dumping off L.A. coast even worse than expected, EPA finds" LAT
July, 2022: "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: A Historic Investment in Brownfields"
8/18/21: "Dosing the coast: Baltimore County's leaky pipes are medicating the Chesapeake Bay"
8/16/21: "Everyone Will Breathe This Polluted Air One Day" NYT
A Guide to Toxic Pesticides 2021
6/18/21: "These Four Plastic Items Make Up Almost Half Of All Ocean Trash" Forbes (audio included)
5/26/21: "20 Companies Produce More Than 50% of the World's Single-Use Plastic Waste"
5/17/21: "DuPont Investors Vote in Favor of Plastic Pollution Transparency"
3/18/21: "Plummeting Sperm Counts, Shrinking Penises: Toxic Chemicals Threaten Humanity" by Erin Brockovich
2/9/21: "U.S. Nuclear Waste Sites Face Sea-Level Rise Threat"
1/24/21: "Toxic Chemicals Threaten Humanity’s Ability to Reproduce"
12/11/20: The Pandemic Has Made the Recycling Industry's Job Even Harder
10/1/20: "California Becomes First State to Ban 24 Toxic Chemicals From Cosmetics"
9/24/20: "A growing toxic threat — made worse by climate change"
8/30/20: NYT "Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic."
6/25/20: "Pandemic’s Cleaner Air Could Reshape What We Know About the Atmosphere" NYT
6/18/20: E.P.A. Won’t Regulate Toxic Compound Linked to Fetal Brain Damage
More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled
1982 Report Warned of Radioactive Waste Threat from Oil and Gas Wells
New US Law requires probe of Marshall Islands nuclear dump threatened by rising seas
‘Dirty bomb’ matter in our midst LAT (Cesium)
60 percent of Superfund sites in flood zones 11/18/19
Toxic chemicals found in artificial turf 10/8/19
Inside America's most toxic nuclear waste dump, where 56 million gallons of buried radioactive sludge are leaking into the earth
Two mountain lions found dead in Santa Monica Mountains had ingested rat poison
Microplastics Everywhere: more research needed
The Average American and Waste
Plastic Overload: China moves to restrict imports of plastic
The Precautionary Principle
Millions in US exposed to unmonitored dangerous chemical
Superbugs to Kill More People than Cancer if Industrial Agriculture Doesn't stop using pesticides
Antibiotic Resistance and New Research into new products
Border detention centers wont vaccinate kids 8/22/19
How the US government hides the effects of fracking on drinking water
Robots in Fukushima Daiichi
NYT: Six Years after Fukushima
Pollution killing more people than all other leading causes of death
Budget Cuts make Federal Agency fly blind.
In the Shadows of a Refinery
Do You live Close to a Superfund Toxic Site?
Big Pharma Pollution is Creating SuperBugs while the world looks the other way.
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