Environment and Health Archives

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Critics, Officials Tell Tenn. Valley Authority to Clean Up

1/2/07

News Article

Energy || Environment / Ecology

Kari Lydersen

Activists and North Carolina’s attorney general say the massive New Deal energy project is a major source of pollution and health problems in the region its creators intended to help.

USDA Stocks Organics Board with Business Reps

12/20/06

News Article

Food / Nutrition || Environment / Ecology

Megan Tady

Feds Make Forest Planning, Protection Less Deliberative

12/18/06

News Report

Environment / Ecology || Law / Courts

Michelle Chen

DuPont Still Hiding Teflon Hazard Study

12/13/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Labor Issues

Catherine Komp

Closures Loom for Community-Focused Hospitals in New York

12/8/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Poverty / Class Issues

Michelle Chen

Healthcare advocates say a state commission's plan to consolidate hospitals is wrong-headed, glossing over the real problem and real reforms.

Meat Contributes to Climate Change, UN Study Confirms

12/7/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Agriculture

Megan Tady

Companies Leave Coal Miners Gasping for Health Payments

12/4/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Energy

Kari Lydersen

In the ultimate game of buck-passing, coal firms and the government have spent decades withholding benefits from black-lung-inflicted miners and their spouses.

Enviros Want Penguins on Endangered Species List

11/30/06

News Article

Animal Rights || Environment / Ecology

Catherine Komp

Activists Redouble Efforts Against Past Lead-Paint Makers

11/29/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Business

Shreema Mehta

Oregon Committee Invites Contested ‘Biopharming’ of GE Plants*

11/8/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Health / Safety

Shreema Mehta

As companies experiment with growing drugs in common food crops, watchdogs say even the most deliberative attempts by government to scrutinize the practice fall short of protecting the public.

Fresh EPA Library Cuts May Limit Safety Scientists’ Knowledge

11/1/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Health / Safety

Megan Tady

New Jersey Program Bought Polluted Lands for Low-income Schools

10/23/06

News Article

Education / Schools || Environment / Ecology

Megan Tady

In what critics consider one of the more blatant examples of environmental racism, a fund supposedly intended to give a leg up to impoverished pupils of color was used to put them at risk while favoring private developers.

DuPont Refuses to Release Teflon Chemical Study

10/20/06

News Report

Health / Safety || Business

Catherine Komp

While withholding its full report, Dupont is touting findings it says exonerate the controversial substance PFOA.

Nuke Watchdog Urges New Look at Whistleblower Case

10/16/06

News Article

Energy || Labor Issues

Catherine Komp

Newly uncovered documents show discrepencies between what managers told two different federal agencies before and after firing an employee who raised safety concerns at Fitzpatrick nuclear plant.

'Nanocosmetics' Alarm Safety Advocates

10/12/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Science / Technology

Michelle Chen

Nanotechnology--the science of tiny, atomic-scale particles--is being hailed as the next frontier in consumer products, but watchdog groups are warning of potential health, safety and environmental risks that they say warrant tighter regulation.

Internal Audit Suggests EPA Complicit in Environmental Racism

10/10/06

News Article

Race / Racism || Poverty / Class Issues

Catherine Komp

Senators Move to Rush Yucca Nuke Dump

10/2/06

News Article

Energy || Politics / Legislation

Catherine Komp

With no long-term solution for the US nuclear waste problem in sight, activists prefer reinforced, on-site storage rather than distant, centralized dumping.

Kansas City Water Found Suffering from Systemic Pollution

9/21/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Health / Safety

Catherine Komp

Mixed Ruling Mostly Upholds Medicaid ID Requirements

9/21/06

News Report

Law / Courts || Health / Safety

Michelle Chen

With Feds’ Help, Florida Govt, Firms Look to Pave Wetlands

9/20/06

News Report

Environment / Ecology || Business

Michelle Chen

Once again, the elaborate government system in place to protect ecologically critical areas of the country is swinging into action… to feed one such area to real-estate developers bent on airport construction.

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