US Embassy Pressures Thailand Over Monsanto Poison Ban

By Joseph Thomas, Journal-neo.org -

Under Thailand’s new government, efforts to ban toxic pesticides and herbicides including those made by US agricultural giant Monsanto were first accelerated, and have now finally succeeded. [...]

Radioactive Waste Could Be Killing Residents In Missouri Community

By Austin Price, Truthout.org -

In Bridgeton, on the northern edge of St. Louis County, Missouri, a fire burns underground in a vast landfill, creeping closer and closer to a pile of radioactive waste from the World War II era [...]

Because ‘A World Without Insects Is Not Worth Living In,’ Germany Announces Plan To Ban Glyphosate

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams.org -

The German government announced Wednesday it had agreed on a plan to phase out the use of glyphosate—the key chemical in the weedkiller Roundup—with a total ban set to begin by the end of 2023. [...]

How Kai Newkirk’s ‘Extractive Activism’ Left Destruction In Its Wake

By Anne Meador and John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

A nationally known activist returned to his West Virginia hometown earlier this year to join the fight against the construction of a major industrial facility that posed significant health risks [...]

Refusing To Fund Our Own Destruction

By Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson, Otherwords.org -

I spent the summer of 2015 knocking on doors across Cincinnati. As a rising college sophomore, I’d joined a group called Ohio Citizen Action to canvass for my community and the planet. That year, [...]

Judge Denies Cancer Alley Marchers’ Request To Cross Louisiana Bridges

By Staff, Ccrjustice.org -

May 31, 2019, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Today, a judge in Louisiana denied an emergency request by community leaders to march across two Mississippi river bridges as part of a five-day march [...]

Sonoma Officials Ban Roundup

By Jason Walsh, Sonomanews.com -

Glyphosate, you’ve sprayed your last City of Sonoma leaf. That’s because the Sonoma City Council on April 1 voted unanimously to ban the use on city property of the synthetic herbicide glyphosate [...]

‘Doesn’t Care’

By Staff, Organicconsumers.org -

In a ruling last week, Judge Vince Chhabria wrote:. . . there is strong evidence from which a jury could conclude that Monsanto does not particularly care whether its product is in fact giving [...]

Petrochemical Giants Are Slowly Killing Black Louisiana Communities

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org -

Milton Cayette Jr. has just returned from a birthday party at the senior center in Welcome, one of the unincorporated hamlets nestled beside the earthen levee running along the east bank of the [...]

A Tale Of Two Toxic Cities

By Sharon Lerner, Theintercept.com -

After a crucial division of the Environmental Protection Agency reassessed the dangers of two key pollutants — ethylene oxide and chloroprene — the risk of cancer from air pollution shot up in [...]

The U.S. Military Is Poisoning Germany

By Pat Elder, Civilianexposure.org -

Germany is experiencing a public health crisis with millions of people potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with Per and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS. A major source of [...]

This EPA Rule Change Could Kill Thousands

By Olivia Alperstein, Otherwords.org -

While Americans were quietly preparing to ring in the New Year, the EPA gave families a deadly present to start the year off wrong. On December 28, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a [...]

Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% In Half Decade, Adding To Dry Regions’ Water Woes

By Sharon Kelly, Desmogblog.com -

Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke [...]

When Covering Up A Crime Takes Precedence Over Human Health: BP’s Toxic Gulf Coast Legacy

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout.org -

On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Over the next 87 days, it gushed at least 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating the worst human-made [...]

Weedkiller Products More Toxic Than Their Active Ingredient, Tests Show

By Carey Gillam, Theguardian.com -

US government researchers have uncovered evidence that some popular weedkilling products, like Monsanto’s widely-used Roundup, are potentially more toxic to human cells than their active [...]

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