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Residents of the village of Avia Terai, in northern Argentina, believe many of the health problems they suffer originated in the spraying of the weedkiller glyphosate on nearby genetically modified soybean crops.
Traces of lead – a toxic substance that can damage the nervous system – were detected at levels exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency's maximum in 14 fountains and sinks at two schools in March.
Speaking in Flint, Michigan, the president also urged parents to make sure their children were tested for lead poisoning.
The action, says the governor, is to help restore public trust in the city's drinking water supply, which — if properly filtered — is once again safe to drink, according to state officials.
By Kayla Ruble
The US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing examining the Flint water crisis and Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued two new subpoenas for state and federal officials to testify at future meetings.
In June, the agency said that the drilling technique had no “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water,” but scientists say it omitted case studies from Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and Texas, where water contamination may have occurred.
The disclosure is the latest development in a saga that has unfolded since the automaker's diesel vehicles were found to have "defeat devices" installed that are aimed at hiding emissions.
By VICE News
The death this week of the iconic 9/11 "dust lady" has again shed light on the thousands of cancer cases some believe are linked to the 2001 terrorist attack.
The president unveiled the White House's strongest ever plan to combat climate change on Monday.
More than 100,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from the pipeline, which is the only one in the county not equipped with automatic shut-off valves.
The company spearheading the project has closed its offices but the big-money behind it remains entrenched in Wisconsin — and beyond.
A fuel industry-linked group has slammed the EPA for its tight regulations on diesel exhaust while simultaneously funding studies exposing children to small amounts of it.
By Ben Goldfarb
Coming six years after the biggest coal ash accident in US history, the new regulations treat waste from coal-fired power plants as non-hazardous, despite containing mercury, arsenic, and cadmium.
The man who said climate change was the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people will likely chair the Senate's environment committee.
The American Energy Alliance posted a cartoon on its website that shows Uncle Sam being crushed by a thick tome titled 'EPA Torture Report Volume IV."
By Matt Smith
Despite record profits, the industry is also releasing eight billion gallons of "grey water" from sinks and showers in the ocean each year, says the environmental group Friends of the Earth.
Industry groups and Republicans say EPA efforts to cut down on smog will cost billions of dollars, with one organization calling the proposed rule the most expensive regulation in history.