Hurricane Florence provides a stark demonstration of how runoff and overflows can contaminate waterways with hog waste and coal-ash leachates.
The higher incidence of breast cancer since 1940 is consistent with the greater use and proliferation of various endocrine-like chemicals in the environment.
All actions by the Environmental Protection Agency should be taken on the basis of science—not from religious beliefs, from payoffs, or to satisfy the desires of special interest groups.
Like booze, sex and profanity, plastics have become a sin.
Emissions of vanadium to the atmosphere parallel the increased use of heavy oil and are now nearly twice the sum of all natural sources combined.
As the evidence against neonicotinoids rolls in, we will face another challenge between corporate deep pockets and what is good for the natural world.
Concentrations of mercury and pesticides in the animals that live in the polar regions are a living index of the widespread human pollution of nature.
The “zero tolerance” approach for contaminants can be seen in regulations which state that the concentrations of several known carcinogenic contaminants in drinking water should be zero.
One might hope that we could require chemical manufacturers to show that a product is safe before it is sold.
What we have created in agriculture is a massive theater of natural selection for drug-resistant mutant bacteria, which can infect humans.