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Liver and Kidney Damage Tied to Exposure to the Organophosate Insecticide Malathion

A Tunisian study (published in January 2018) on the effects in pre-pubertal mice of exposure to malathion — an organophosphate pesticide first registered for use in the U.S. in 1956 — demonstrates significant distortion of liver and kidney biochemistry and function in the animals.

 

Transforming carbon dioxide into industrial fuels

One day in the not-too-distant future, the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry, rather than spewing into the atmosphere, could be captured and chemically transformed from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into industrial fuels or chemicals thanks to a new system that can use renewable electricity to reduce carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide

 

Organophosphates and Brain Disorders

Public health experts have found there is sufficient evidence that prenatal exposure to widely used insecticides known as organophosphates puts children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

Air pollution isn't just harming you, it affects plants too

Turns out, pollution in cities not only has a detrimental impact on humans but also affects plants and insects, according to a study.

 

For 10 years, a chemical not EPA approved was in their drinking water

For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They've been collecting samples in jars and using bottled or spring water, even though the local and state government assured them it was safe.

 

Smartphones are damaging the environment faster than we thought

As our devices get smaller and smaller, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the impact they have on the environment also gets smaller.

 

Retailers Plan To Clear Deadly Paint Removers From Shelves, As EPA Delays Ban

In recent months, some retailers have said they will stop selling products that contain methylene chloride, also known as DCM, and a second chemical, N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone, or NMP. But under the Trump administration, federal regulators have repeatedly delayed a ban that has been in the works for years.

 

Arctic Ship Traffic Threatens Narwhals and Other Extraordinary Animals

Americans often associate fall with football and raking leaves, but in the Arctic this season is about ice. Every year, floating sea ice in the Arctic thins and melts in spring and summer, then thickens and expands in fall and winter. As climate change warms the Arctic, its sea ice cover is declining.

 

FDA Approves First Waste-Gas-Reduction Drug for Cattle

When we think of dangerous gases emitted by cattle, the logical first thought is of methane, let loose into the air by burps and farts to contribute to climate change. But cattle are complex creatures in their diversity of noxious fumes, and the FDA just approved the first drug to treat a lesser-known one.

 

“The Ocean is Dying”: Marine and Animal Life Die Offs, California Coast

It was the dying cry of Charlton Heston in the creepy 1973 film Soylent Green… and it could resemble our desperate near future. The ocean is dying, by all accounts – and if so, the food supply along with it.

 
 
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