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The Pro-Nuclear Lobby in Bonn is So Desperate, They’ve Gone Bananas!

We’ve heard this nonsense before, of course — that bananas are a teensy bit too radioactive for comfort.

Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water

A pivotal EPA study provided the rationale for exemptions that helped unleash the fracking boom. The science was suppressed to protect industry interests.

Remember the Monarchs

Rachel Carson knew she was dying as she wrote fondly to her friend, Dorothy Freeman, of their time together. “But most of all, I shall remember the Monarchs.”

12 Chemicals to By-Pass for a Healthy Home

In a recent study, researchers at George Washington University discovered 45 toxic chemicals that are commonly found in your house dust, with 10 of them lurking in 90% of homes across the country.

Peak Pig: The fight for the soul of rural America

Environmental Health News reporters to the heart of hog production—North Carolina and Iowa, the two highest producing states—to see firsthand how the booming industry is re-shaping the rural U.S.