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EPA Finally Concludes Fracking Pollutes Drinking Water

By Nadia Prupis The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed on Tuesday that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, contaminates drinking water—but claimed a lack of information makes it impossible to determine how widespread the risks are. In a final report issued Tuesday, Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking…

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Pesticide Companies’ Own Secret Tests Showed Their Products Harm Bees: Report

By Nadia Prupis Agrochemical giants Syngenta and Bayer discovered in their own tests that their pesticides caused severe harm to bees, according to unpublished documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the environmental group Greenpeace. The companies conducted the trials on products that used the controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids, or…

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“Huge Victory for Health” – FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed from Soaps

By Nadia Prupis The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a rule banning antibacterials in soap, which the agency said were no more effective than simple soap and much more harmful for the environment and consumer health. The FDA gave companies a year to remove chemicals such as triclosan and triclocarban from…

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Federal Officials Investigating Massive EPA Spill That Turned River Orange

By Nadia Prupis Federal officials are launching a criminal investigation into the 2015 Gold King Mine spill that sent millions of gallons of toxic waste into a Colorado waterway and memorably turned portions of the state’s 126-mile Animas River orange. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which caused the spill, made the announcement Monday as it…

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Activists Expose Monsanto’s Senate Lackeys Minutes Before DARK Act Vote

By Nadia Prupis Just before a controversial genetically modified (GM or GMO) labeling bill came up for a cloture vote in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, food and consumer advocates dropped over $2,000 on the chamber floor in a symbolic protest against what they are calling the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act….

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Warnings of Food Safety Threats as Canada Green Lights “Frankenfish”

By Nadia Prupis “Health Canada’s approval is irresponsible and disappointing,” said Dana Perls of Friends of the Earth Despite a sustained effort from public health and climate activists, genetically modified (GM or GMO) salmon has been officially sanctioned for sale in Canada. And if that wasn’t foreboding enough, a pending trade deal between Canada and…

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