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Money Where Our Mouths Are

Food and agriculture policy always comes down to money: how federal dollars will be prioritized and spent.

ASK EWG: Handwashing safely, without a sink

The absolute best way to fight germs and prevent infection is good old-fashioned hand washing. But when you can't scrub up, you can turn to waterless hand sanitizers, those convenient little bottles...

Progress: Less lead allowed in water pipes

On Jan. 4, President Obama signed into law theReduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. The law will reduce the amount of lead allowed in faucets and plumbing fixtures to a tiny fraction of the old...

EWG's Top 10 Good Environmental News Stories of 2010

Ok, our list of the "worst" environmental stories of the year was a bit of a downer. So here are EWG's Top 10 good environmental news stories.

EWG's Worst Environmental Stories of 2010

We polled our staff to see what stories they thought had the biggest impact, for better or worse. Here are the results:

Top Ten AgMag Stories for 2010

The 10 most important stories from EWG's AgMag blog in 2010.

French law informs, protects cell phone users

France will soon become the first nation anywhere to require merchants to inform consumers of the radiation levels of cell phones at the point of sale.

Hexavalent Chromium: 11 Answers for Water Drinkers

By Rebecca Sutton, PhD, EWG Senior Scientist When you see news reports about a cancer-causing chemical in drinking water <a data-cke-saved-href="<a href=" href="<a href=" http:="" www.cnn.com="" video...

Plastic Pollution Is Everywhere. Including You.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're aware that plastic creates pollution. And if you've been paying any attention at all to the state of our planet, you've heard of the Great Pacific...

Big Ag's "Celery Calculator" Lowballs Pesticide Risk

Big agribusiness is up in arms over The Dirty Dozen, Environmental Working Group's list of fresh fruits and vegetables that are most likely to carry pesticide residues.

Your New Phone: Extra Radiation or Extra Features?

Most of us want the latest and smartest phones - but not at the price of high cell phone radiation. This season's good news: a batch of smart-smart phones: lower-radiation choices with plenty of...

Texas Homes at Risk from Drilling Contamination, EPA Says

Whether it's from flood, fire or a tornado, there are few more devastating events than losing a home. But it's hard to equal the shock of having your house suddenly just blow up.

California Green Chemistry rules should be withdrawn

California is supposed to be a leader on all things green. That was certainly Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's message back in September 2008, when he signed two bills (AB 1879 and SB 509) that he said...

Don't Let Toxic Toys Grinch Your Holiday!

There may be 12 days of Christmas and eight days of Hannukah, but EWG has boiled the shopping hullabaloo down to the number five: five ways to detox your holiday shopping. And, no, our list does not...

Coyote Ugly

Indications are that the wasteful corn ethanol tax credit may be included in a legislative deal negotiated by the Obama White House to extend tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush. Last week...

A Good Day for Black Farmers

The $1.15 billion settlement awarded to black farmers to compensate for decades of discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) become a reality yesterday (Dec. 8) as President Obama...

Ag Pollution Knocks the Chesapeake Bay out of Balance

For more than thirty years, contamination from high-intensity farming has been adding to the pollution that fouls Chesapeake Bay, one of America's most storied waterways. A new report from the...

Your Green Holiday Kitchen in 3 Easy Steps

Whether you're entertaining 20 of your nearest and dearest, baking cookies with the kids, or just filling up a bowl of chips, chances are you're going to spend a lot of time in the kitchen this...

Top 10 Reasons Why Congress Should Say NO to the Ethanol Tax Credit

Rumors are flying that the lame duck Congress will attach an extension of the so-called ethanol “blender's tax credit” to a bill to extend the Bush-era income tax cuts as part of a broader deal. Here...

California Regulators Pull a Bait-and-Switch on Green Chemistry

In September 2008, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrated the signing of two bills (AB 1879 and SB 509) that, he said, would propel "California to the forefront of the nation and the world...
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