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Saturday, January 31, 2009
While it’s common to see lipstick sales jump during an economic recession, the current global financial crisis may not produce the same result in Canada where the government today declared two chemicals used in lipstick and other personal care products to be toxic.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
A major new study published yesterday in Human Reproduction, a European reproductive medicine journal , has found that pregnant women and women of child-bearing age in the United States are at greater risk than previously thought for infertility and reproductive problems as result of exposure to the toxic Teflon chemical PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid).
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
There is no question that America faces an environmental and energy crisis. Today the American Wind Energy Association reports that Iowa has the second-greatest wind energy generating capacity, topped only by Texas and surpassing third-ranked California.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s amendment to the House version of the stimulus package would boost federal investment in much-needed mass transit to $12 billion and make a major contribution to reviving the U.S. economy.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The stimulus package devised by President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders - the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan (ARRP) - wisely proposes to channel hundreds of billions of dollars to vital projects that can create jobs, jump-start the stagnant economy and lead to a renewable and sustainable energy future.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The antiquated 1872 Mining Law, a relic of America’s westward expansion, has fought off many attempts at reform. Currently hardrock mining companies, many of them foreign, pay no royalties for the resources they extract and engage in environmentally destructive practices that often employ highly toxic chemicals in their mining efforts.
Friday, January 23, 2009
In its 2009 ‘High Risk’ priority list released yesterday, the General Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a blistering indictment of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Bush-era lapses from its mandate to protect the public from toxic chemicals.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
In its final days, the Bush administration appears poised to issue an emergency health advisory for tap water polluted with the toxic Teflon chemical PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) effectively allowing a significant level of pollution and discouraging cleanup of PFOA contamination in tap water in at least 9 states, according to an analysis by Environmental Working Group (EWG).
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Friday, January 9, 2009
WASHINGTON –- In a last-ditch effort to avoid regulating widespread perchlorate contamination of drinking water, the Bush Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for yet another blue-ribbon study of the toxic rocket fuel component and widespread pollutant. While the work of the...
Thursday, January 8, 2009
As Congress and the incoming Obama administration plan the nation’s next major investments in green energy, they need to take a hard, clear-eyed look at Department of Energy data documenting corn-based ethanol’s stranglehold on federal renewable energy tax credits and subsidies.
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Friday, January 2, 2009
An EWG investigation called “Lighten Up in ‘09” has identified seven compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb lines that trump the rest, with much lower levels of the toxic chemical mercury and lifespans of up to 18,000 hours – dramatically longer than the federal government’s outdated Energy Star standards.
Friday, December 19, 2008
There is a growing consensus in the environmental community that federal government subsidies and mandates for corn-based ethanol have produced unintended, yet potentially catastrophic environmental consequences, with little or no return to taxpayers in energy security, protection from global warming, or reducing the cost of driving.
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Friday, December 12, 2008
Documents obtained by EWG show that officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are pressing to reverse the agency’s current recommendations that pregnant women and children limit their seafood consumption due to risks of exposure to mercury – an extremely harmful neurotoxin found at high levels in a number of popular seafood species such as tuna, swordfish and mackerel.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) West Coast office has written the California Air Resources Board pointing out deficiencies in its Climate Change Proposed Scoping Plan with respect to agriculture and its role in generating greenhouse gas emissions.
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Monday, December 8, 2008
For a quarter century, environmentalists, farmers, and government officials from six states have relied on sporadic, “random acts of conservation” to mitigate the unintended damage these agriculture activities have had on the once majestic Chesapeake Bay.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
In response to yesterday's report that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found another toxic chemical -- this time melamine -- in infant formula, Environmental Working Group (EWG) today called on major formula makers to inform consumers what steps they are taking to ensure their products are safe.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In times of tight budgets and empty federal coffers, millionaires, large profitable farm operations and wealthy absentee landlords are still receiving federal farm subsidies, despite repeated attempts at reform by fiscal watchdogs, hunger advocates and environmental groups.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Bottled water costs hundreds of times more than tap water, but when it comes to consumer protections, it’s no better.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
As the clock runs out on the Bush administration, officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are trying to hand industry yet another victory by refusing to set safety standards for the toxic rocket fuel ingredient perchlorate.
Friday, October 31, 2008
In the wake of an FDA advisory panel’s devastating rebuke of the agency’s safety assessment for the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) Environmental Working Group (EWG) has written North America’s leading infant formula manufacturers and canned food producers urging them to take immediate steps to remove BPA from canned infant formula and other canned foods.
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