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Earth Day – April 22

Each year upwards of 500 million people in 174 countries celebrate Earth Day, the largest secular holiday in the world. Earth Day is a great reminder for everyone otherwise just going about their daily lives that we should all be doing more to protect ecosystems, fight climate change and live greener lifestyles. According to Earth…

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Broad Class of Pesticides Puts Children at Risk for Reduced IQ, Learning Disabilities

Leading Scientists Call for EPA to Ban All Organophosphate Pesticides and Urge Comprehensive Steps to Protect Children   On October 24 leading toxics experts released a scientific paper in the journal PLOS Medicine warning of the dangers widely-used agricultural pesticides pose to children’s health and development. The authors found that exposure to organophosphate pesticides, even…

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What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault Trump’s administration?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is meant by “environmental justice” and how is it under assault in the new Trump administration? — Mike Garner, New Orleans, LA Environmental justice is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all…

If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy? — Jim Metcalf, Newark, DE Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Trump’s nominee to fill…