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 [...]

In ToxicDocs.org, A Treasure Trove Of Industry Secrets

By Tik Root, Undark.org -

Philip Scranton, a historian at Rutgers University, had taken aim at their book“Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution” — and at Markowitz in particular. Scranton accused [...]

Meat Industry Linked To Largest Toxic Dead Zone In US History

By Alexandra Jacobo, nationofchange.org -

By Alexandra Jacobo for Nation of Change - The meat industry, more specifically corporate giants such as Tyson foods, has been directly linked to the environmental catastrophe know as the toxic [...]

Toxic Firefighting Chemicals ‘Most Seminal Public Health Challenge’

By Christopher Knaus, www.theguardian.com -

By Christopher Knaus for The Guardian - A top United States environmental official has described the contamination of drinking water by toxic firefighting chemicals as the most seminal public [...]

Toxic Waste Sites Flooded In Houston Area

By Jason Dearen and Michael Misecker, a href="http://www.AP.org" target="_blank" >www.AP.org -

By Jason Dearen and Michael Misecker for Associated Press. The Associated Press surveyed seven Superfund sites in and around Houston during the flooding. All had been inundated with water, in [...]

Toxic Industrial Chemicals Found In 10 Types Of Macaroni And Cheese Powders

By Staff, www.ecowatch.com -

By Staff of Earth Justice - Laboratory testing of 10 varieties of macaroni and cheese products has revealed toxic industrial chemicals (known as phthalates) in the cheese powders of all of the [...]

EWG Database Reveals 16,000 Foods That May Be Packaged With BPA

By Monica Amarelo, www.ewg.org -

By Monica Amarelo for EWG - WASHINGTON––For consumers who want to avoid bisphenol A, EWG today unveiled an easily searchable database of more than 16,000 food and beverage items that may come in [...]

People Near Wyoming Fracking Town Show Elevated Levels Of Toxic Chemicals

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - Researchers tested air pollution in Pavillion, Wyo., along with local residents, suggesting a link between the toxic chemicals released and biological [...]

Poor More Likely To Live Near Chemical Hazard

By Amanda Starbuck, www.foreffectivegov.org -

By Amanda Starbuck for Center for Effective Government. The Center for Effective Government released a new report and interactive map to coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The [...]

Seattle Becomes 6th City To Sue Monsanto Over PCB’s

By Lorraine Chow, www.ecowatch.com -

By Lorraine Chow for EcoWatch. Seattle joins the growing list of cities in the American West that has slapped Monsanto with a PCB lawsuit. PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, is a highly toxic [...]

EPA Sued Over Toxic Pollution From Drilling & Fracking

By Sharon Kelly, www.desmogblog.com -

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sued over toxic chemicals released into the air, water and land by the oil and gas industry, a coalition of nine environmental and open [...]

WVA Chemical Spill Not A Freak Occurrence

By Molly M. Ginty, www.inthesetimes.com -

Charleston residents are baffled— and indignant—that MCHM leached into their water so easily. (“We want answers,” read one placard at a protest at the state capitol building. “Prosecute the [...]

The Toxic Chemical Spill Crisis in West Virginia Will Happen Again. Here’s Why (video)

When a massive chemical spill happens that contaminates the water supply and leaves over 300,00 people in West Virginia without water to drink, bathe or even brush their teeth - when a dangerous [...]