Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tag: toxic chemicals

Half the world’s killer whale populations at risk from toxic chemicals

Ten out of the world's 19 killer whale populations were rapidly dwindling, the study found.

Trump admin. blocked toxic chemicals study fearing ‘public relations nightmare’

"Congress must hold hearings and investigate how it is possible that the EPA, the White House, and HHS have, for months, possessed research that could have helped families understand the health impacts of their exposure to toxic chemicals."

Washington becomes first state to sue Monsanto over PCBs, accused of...

Washington’s lawsuit comes just days before shareholders decide on Bayer AG’s $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto that would create the world’s largest seed and pesticide company.

Toxic Economy: Common Chemicals Cost US Billions Every Year

Researchers estimate the United States economy takes a $340 billion hit annually as endocrine-disrupting compounds lower IQs, increase behavior problems and exacerbate health woes like obesity and diabetes.

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Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

With planet in ‘crisis mode,’ Bernie Sanders rips Trump White House for ‘dangerous’ dismissal...

"You have an administration that virtually does not even recognize the reality of climate change and their policies, working with the fossil fuel industry, are making a bad situation worse."

Progressive Briefing for Monday, October 15

DNA confirms Elizabeth Warren's ancestry, Trump says 'we won' in regards to Christine Blasey Ford, Bernie Sanders rips White House for dismissal of climate science, and more.

Trump admin. hints it may resume family separation at border; ACLU says ‘public outcry...

A new report by Amnesty International suggests immigration officials separated some 6,000 families between April and August, a far higher number of children and parents torn apart than previously thought.

Confronting climate change in a deeply unequal world

Humanity has, the scientists tell us, about a dozen years to get our environmental act together. Or else...

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