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This Roundup ingredient might cause cancer—but the EPA won’t ban it
While glyphosate has been linked to various health issues, it has yet to be fully removed from the market.
There’s something in the water at Pearl Harbor—and it’s making kids sick
A Task & Purpose investigation shows military officials were slow to act after families living on base reported potential contamination.
A North Carolina town struggles under the toxic shadow of the company that built it
Residents of Badin are confronting the fallout from decades of racism, mismanagement, and pollution.
Pesticides can hurt agricultural communities—so why do farmers fight back against bans?
Chlorpyrifos was finally banned in 2021—but agricultural groups are speaking out.
Plastic nurdles are killing Sri Lanka’s sea creatures
After the largest plastic spill on record, Sri Lanka is calling for the International Maritime Organization to classify nurdles as dangerous goods.
‘Lithium Valley’ could save one of the most polluted areas in California
Sustainable lithium extraction is necessary for a renewable-energy and EV friendly future, but mining has traditionally been tricky.
Gender equity and climate change are intertwined
COP26 had a devoted 'gender day,' but women are still underrepresented in climate policy discussions.
Our meat habit is causing pollution issues—by way of our poops
Agricultural runoff isn't the only thing polluting waterways worldwide.
This luxurious fabric breaks down in the ocean without leaving a trace
Silky smooth clothes don't have to litter our waterways with microplastics.
PFAS are everywhere—and the EPA has a new plan to fight back
Ever-present 'forever chemicals' linger in our environment, as well as our bodies, and have been linked to serious harm.