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Elaine Shannon, Editor-in-Chief.

Elaine is a former correspondent for TIME and Newsweek magazines, a Neiman fellow at Harvard University and author of three books about terrorism, espionage and the global drug trade. She and husband Dan Morgan, a Washington Post correspondent, hike, ski, kayak and serve as pit crew for son Shannon Morgan, a Colorado College environmental science student and cycle racer.

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Columbia: Air Pollutants Lower NYC Kids’ IQs

Columbia: Air Pollutants Lower NYC Kids’ IQs
A landmark study by Columbia University’s Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) has found that New York City children exposed in the womb to urban air pollutants score significantly lower on intelligence tests than children of mothers who breathed cleaner air during their pregnancies. The...

Eco-chic? Or cheap chic?

Eco-chic?  Or cheap chic?
Channel Cameron Diaz, Vogue’s “Queen of Green?” Scour Martha Stewart for money-saving wedding tips? Tough call, and now you don’t have to make it. Not, at least, when you’re picking up a bottle of water for the drink-holder of your Prius/Mini/Trek Madone. Environmental...

FDA Still Slow-walking Sunscreen Regs

FDA Still Slow-walking Sunscreen Regs
EWG’s 2009 Sunscreen Guide finds some bright spots in the sun scene: The number of sunscreens containing UVA filters doubled, to 70 percent of 2,000-plus products analyzed. The number of sunscreens using oxybenzone, an endocrine-disrupting chemical, dropped by 19 percent. Two of five sunscreens on...

Does BPA Cause Infertility?

Does BPA Cause Infertility?
Yale researchers may have solved a fundamental medical mystery: how bisphenol A (BPA), a ubiquitous plastics component, changes genetic chemistry and impairs fertility. The Yale team’s findings, previewed earlier this month to the Endocrine Society, a 14,000-member scientific and medical professional...

Is Our Stuff Killing Us?

Is Our Stuff Killing Us?
There’s a lot to love about the 21st Century. Wireless. Hybrids. Ipods. Hockey in June. But modern life comes at the price of a body burden of pollutants. The stuff we like is amazingly light, pliable, tough, tiny, shatter-proof, stain-proof, waterproof, spongy, fire-resistant, explosive, clear,...

Coca-Cola’s Non-Answer on BPA

Coca-Cola’s Non-Answer on BPA
Earlier this month, EWG president Ken Cook wrote the Coca-Cola company to ask why a Coca-Cola representative had been part of a lobbyists’ strategy session during which, according to a leaked memo, food and chemical industry reps discussed countering proposed bans on the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol...

Pollution in 5 Extraordinary Women

Pollution in 5 Extraordinary Women
A May 2009 report by EWG documented pollution in 5 extraordinary women who for decades have fought against pollution, environmental racism and injustice in their communities. From New Orleans, Green Bay, Corpus Christi and Oakland, these women have been deeply been engaged in environmental justice battles...
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