Environment and Health Archives

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Stem Cell Battle Gestates Outside the Beltway

7/24/06

News Report

Science / Technology || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

Investigators Catch Anti-abortion Centers Lying to Women

7/18/06

News Report

Health / Safety || Gender / Sexism

Shreema Mehta

EPA Slammed, Sued for Lowering Pollution Regs

7/14/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Law / Courts

Megan Tady

Sierra Club is going after the EPA for easing the restrictions the Agency imposes on municipal waste combustors that emit dangerous toxins.

Congress, President Still Ignoring Obligation to Indian Health Care

7/12/06

News Article

Indigenous Issues || Health / Safety

Catherine Komp

Despite a widely acknowledged obligation to provide for the well-being of American Indians, the federal government has allowed Native health and healthcare to decay horribly.

Navy in Hot Water for Undersea Trainings

7/5/06

News Report

Environment / Ecology || Military / War

NewStandard Staff

Giant Factory Farms Encroach on Communities, Evade Regulation

7/3/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Agriculture

Michelle Chen

Environmentalists are warning a new regulation loophole proposed by the EPA would allow more factory farms to pollute with little oversight.

‘Health Courts’ Proposed to Fix Civil Malpractice System

6/27/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Law / Courts

Megan Tady

On the issue of medical tort reform, patient advocates clash with industry representatives over the latter’s proposal to move malpractice cases from jury courts to expert panels.

EPA Advisory Board May Be Stocked with Industry Shills

6/23/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Environment / Ecology

Megan Tady

Watchdogs question the affiliations of several nominees to an EPA board reviewing a cancer-causing chemical, noting their strong industry ties.

Drug Prices Already Rising Under New Medicare Plan

6/22/06

News Report

Health / Safety || Business

Jessica Azulay

Asbestos Trust Fund’s Latest Try Raises Same Concerns

6/19/06

News Article

Health / Safety || Law / Courts

Michelle Chen

Energy Dept. Moves Forward With Livermore Biowar Lab

6/15/06

News Report

Environment / Ecology || Military / War

Shreema Mehta

Critics Warn About Open-ocean Aquaculture; Govt. Plods Ahead

6/14/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Food / Nutrition

Megan Tady

Slammed from nearly every angle for known or expected negative impacts on everything from ecological balance to economic class, should-be “regulators” of a mass fish-farming method may soon get a blank check from Congress.

New Analysis Says Health Savings Accounts are No Cure

6/14/06

News Report

Health / Safety || Politics / Legislation

Michelle Chen

As Feds Trample ‘Roadless’ Areas, Activists Defend Oregon Forest

6/13/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Social Movements / Activism

Michelle Chen

While the White House strips away federal ecological protections, a fire-damaged forest is becoming a battleground in the struggle to protect roadless lands.

Consumer Advocates Challenge ‘Misuse’ of ‘Organic’ Label

6/8/06

News Article

Agriculture || Food / Nutrition

Shreema Mehta

Environmentalists Urge Greater Right-Whale Protections

6/6/06

News Article

Animal Rights || Environment / Ecology

Megan Tady

With a rare whale species dangerously close to extinction, the federal government is finally considering changing shipping routes, but environmentalists say the changes don’t go far enough.

Chlorine Plants Hidden Culprits in Mercury Contamination

6/6/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Health / Safety

Kari Lydersen

Though most anti-mercury activism has focused on coal-burning power plants, a small corner of the chlorine industry may be responsible for an even greater share of contamination.

Activists Fight for Basic Safe-sex Options for Prisoners

6/1/06

News Article

Law Enforcement / Prison System || Health / Safety

Shreema Mehta

While the rate at which AIDS is spreading in prisons has actually decreased of late, it is still staggeringly high in some places, and advocates say improvements have too-rarely been the result of good policies.

Groups Challenge EPA’s ‘Industry friendly’ Pesticide Rules

6/1/06

News Article

Science / Technology || Health / Safety

Michelle Chen

Environmentalists Differ over ‘Better’ SUVs

5/31/06

News Article

Environment / Ecology || Social Movements / Activism

Megan Tady

As environmental activists zero in on SUVs as a major culprit in automobile pollution, the objective of doing away with the trucks has yielded to convincing their drivers to demand more fuel-efficient versions.

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