"A new generation of pesticides is making honeybees far more susceptible to disease, even at tiny doses, and may be a clue to the mysterious colony collapse disorder that has devastated bees across the world, the US government's leading bee researcher has found. Yet the discovery has remained unpublished for nearly two years since it was made by the US Department of Agriculture's Bee Research Laboratory."
"Medical supply warehouses can be a significant source of cancer-causing ethylene oxide emissions. Only one state is doing anything about it."
"EPA should figure out the risks of pesticide-laced pet collars linked to thousands of injuries, according to an Office of Inspector General report released Thursday."
"Grease-proof food wrappers being sold in the U.S. will no longer contain toxic “forever chemicals” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Wednesday."
"Cash-strapped city water systems are struggling to envision how they’ll pay to filter “forever chemicals” out of drinking water in light of an EPA rule that could be finalized as soon as March."
"Microplastics have been found in every human placenta tested in a study, leaving the researchers worried about the potential health impacts on developing foetuses."
"EPA announced an additional $1 billion will go toward cleaning up the nation’s most contaminated areas under its Superfund program." "The funding will help scrub 25 waste sites and speed cleanups at another 85 existing tracts."
"An Ohio commission awarded bids to frack oil and gas under state parks Monday, despite statewide backlash and an ongoing investigation into possibly fraudulent support."
"It was the puddles of green sludge left by the tires of massive tractors in western Belgium’s industrial farmlands that drew the attention of biological engineer Ineke Maes. The slime was destructive algae, the result of the excess of chemicals used by farmers to boost their crops, but at a high cost to nature."
"Federal environment officials have ordered a Los Angeles County landfill to take urgent action to protect public health, citing noxious odors and hazardous waste issues in the surrounding community."