Archives For Toxins


1. Portland boil water alert: Advisory is cancelled, but questions persist

Portland Water Alert

2. Upgrading Sacramento’s wastewater treatment could cost $2 billion

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3. State may intervene in Long Beach’s case against BNSF rail yard project

4. Dan River cleanup stirs ingenuity

Coal ash cleanup

5. Frisco residents say odor, dust from industrial plants ruining neighborhood

6. Oregon counties ban genetically modified crops

GMO crops

7. Fifty-two countries join ‘March against Monsanto’

Over 400 cities in 52 countries joined the March Against Monsanto yesterday with as many as a million people, or more, joining the global protest.

Montage of March Against Monsanto events yesterday by WTFRLY.COM.

8. Henderson now ‘a lot smarter’ after era of toxic production

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9. Polluted groundwater seeping into the Bound Brook, posing costly cleanup challenges

10. Rosedale train explosion still being felt by local businesses one year later

Millions of dollars in damages claimed in litigation tied to CSX derailment

11. Soccer coach: Could artificial turf be causing cancer?

Soccer coach: Could artificial turf be causing cancer?

12. Your Food Is Poisoning You

For years, an underground movement has claimed that the very food we eat—by virtue of the pesticides and herbicides we so commonly use—is poisoning us. Until now, they’ve been (at best) ignored and (more often than not) mocked. Suddenly though, it looks like the joke has been on us all along.


1. Oil and Gas: Spills up 18 percent in U.S. in 2013

2. Frogs’ immune systems weakened by chemicals, study finds

3. Toxic Plumes: The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

4. Getting Beyond Just Wheat, Corn and Rice

Some uncommon grains have environmental advantages that could be beneficial in a changing world. But making the uncommon common can be difficult.
Mature millet in field

5. ‘Cancer villages’ alert China to urgent water crisis

6. Treasure Island: The People of Tangier Their Life, Land and Heritage Could Wash Away

7. Trove Of Toxic Mercury Lurks In Arctic Sea Ice

Environment: Ice-core analysis shows more methylmercury will enter Arctic food chain as climate change speeds up ice melt
Photo of researchers sampling ice cores from an Artic sea-ice floe

8. Environment: Scientist Warn of Rising Oceans from Polar Melt

9. Wildfires: Southwest struggles to adapt to year-round fire season

Oklahoma firefighter

10. Safety debate eyes taming Bakken crude before it hits rails

Safety debate eyes taming Bakken crude before it hits rails Photo: SHANNON STAPLETON

11. Feds Reach Settlement Agreement To Recall Buckyballs

BUCKYBALLS

12. Children of Smoking Addicts More Likely to Become Heavy Smokers

The study is the first to give an intergenerational view of the impact a parent’s behavior has on children.

A person smokes a cigarette.

13. Woman, Sterile From Mom’s Pregnancy Drug at 25, Gets Mother’s Day Miracle Baby

PHOTO: Judith Helfand and her healthy baby girl Theodora, who arrived in April, 2014.

14. Mine Incident: Two deaths confirmed at Patriot Coal mine in Boone County, WV

Two miners killed in Patriot Coal mine in Boone County, WV


1. Environment as influential as genes in autism, study says

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2. Long-Awaited DEP Study Says PFC Contamination Widespread in State’s Water

3. Dangerous Chemical Invades West Wichita Drinking Water

4. East Antarctica more at risk than thought to long-term thaw

An ice shelf previously thought to be resilient to climate change is being held in place by a relatively small plug of ice.

Penguins congregate near Wilkes Land, Antarctica

5. BP cries foul in massive oil spill settlement

Is BP backpedaling on a settlement with oil spill victims, or are some Gulf Coast businesses exploiting BP to the tune of more than $500 million?

  6. ‘Sewer assets': Use of sludge as fertilizer leads to rich-tasting foods

7. Food Fights

To address online consumer activism, food makers are advised to embrace openness
A series of foods with related quotes superimposed upon them.

8. Kentucky tops U.S. for ADHD

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9. Poverty, environment are interconnected

10. Did Michigan agency lobby to bend rules on pollutants at Dearborn steel mill?

The state DEQ is proposing to revise the emissions permit for Severstal Steel in Dearborn to allow for some toxic pollutants such as lead, carbon monoxide, and PM10 (fine dust) to be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, even increased by more than 7200 percent.


1. Unfit for Human Consumption: How nearly 9 million pounds of bad meat escaped into the food supply

2.Accident Leads to Scrutiny of Oil Sand Production

3. Another Solid Reason Not to Do a Mud-Obstacle Run

Endurance races that involve electrical shocks, ice baths, and pools of stagnant farm water are acutely popular. No one tells you about the bowel infections.

4. The organic civil war

Food in a grocery store is shown. | AP Photo

5. Pesticides Found in GM Soy; Vermont Orders Labels

6. Toxic Chemical Bill Championed By Industry, Chided By Children’s Health Advocates

TOXIC CHEMICALS

7.  Veggies grown in Amanishah Nullah polluted by industrial toxins

8. Win for Vietnam vets with Agent Orange war history to be rewritten

Letter from Brendan Nelson to Mr Tim McCombe.

9. Dam It: Feds Say U.S. Can Double Hydropower

10. A Tangle of Conflicts: The Dirty Business of Palm Oil

Photo Gallery: From Rain Forest to Palm Oil Plantation