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Common drinking water contaminant linked to spike in Parkinson’s disease

A common chemical used in dry cleaning, carpet cleaners, shoe polish and industrial processes that contaminates the drinking water supply for millions of people could contribute to an explosion in the...

EWG news roundup (4/9): Clean energy jobs on the horizon, key California bills advance past committee and more

EWG news roundup (4/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Oil and gas: An industry in decline

The oil and gas industry, from extraction to transportation to refining, is no longer the profitable and financially stable enterprise it long was. Over the past decade, the industry’s profits have...

Why Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Won’t Help Counter the Climate Crisis

Small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, are designed to generate less than 300 megawatts of electricity – several times less than typical reactors, which have a range of 1,000 to 1,600 MW. While the...

None of the Above: The False Energy ‘Solutions’ America Doesn’t Need

America is at an energy crossroads. Over the past decade, the phenomenal growth of clean, cost-efficient, renewable energy sources has shown the environmental and economic folly of reliance on the...

EWG News Roundup (3/12): Northern Virginia Water Contaminated With PFAS, Michael Regan Confirmed as EPA Administrator and More

EWG News Roundup (3/12): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

EWG News Roundup (2/26): Trump’s USDA Sent Farm Subsidies to Richest Farmers, Environmental Racism in America and More

EWG News Roundup (2/26): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Environmental Racism: A Public Health Crisis

Last month, after a year-long investigation, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and eight other officials were charged for their roles in the Flint water crisis – the environmental disaster that shocked...

USDA Data: Nearly All Pandemic Bailout Funds Went to White Farmers

Nearly all of the billions of dollars in federal farm bailouts to offset the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic went to white farmers, newly revealed Department of Agriculture data show.

There She Goes Again: Duke CEO ‘Not Prepared’ To Embrace the Renewable Energy Future

In an interview last month for TIME, Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good began by saying what a utility executive should say now, as the climate crisis demands a rapid transition to clean, safe, renewable...

3 Things Parents Should Know About Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Foods

Many popular baby food brands contain dangerous levels of mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic, according to a new investigation by a House of Representatives oversight committee. Exposure to these...

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Black-Owned-Brand Filter Added to Skin Deep® Database, EWG Calls on EPA To Ban Brain-Damaging Pesticide and More

EWG News Roundup (2/12): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.

Will the Pentagon Continue To Flout State Standards for ‘Forever Chemicals’?

In 2019, in the absence of enforceable federal limits, New Hampshire became one of the first states to set its own drinking water standards for the toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

EWG News Roundup (2/5): Investigation Finds Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Food, the Recent History of USDA Discrimination Against Black Farmers and More

On Thursday, a congressional investigation revealed it had found that a number of widely sold baby food brands are tainted with dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium...

‘Forever Chemicals’ Must Be Regulated as a Class

To protect the health of people, communities and the environment, the toxic fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS should not be regulated one by one but as a class, more than a dozen...

Timeline: Black Farmers and the USDA, 1920 to Present

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a long history of discrimination against Black farmers.

EWG News Roundup (1/29): Solvay Fails to Report PFAS Risk, Coalition Stages Hearing to Hold Duke Energy Accountable and More

EWG News Roundup (1/29): Here's some news you can use going into the weekend.
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