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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in …

Pesticides

Russia tasks Hollywood actor Seagal with improving U.S. ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had made U.S. actor Steven Seagal its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties, a role it said was meant to deepen cultural, art and youth ties between the two countries.<p>President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian …

Russia

Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils

<b>Most of the plastic food containers that householders wash out after use and put in the recycling bin cannot actually be recycled, it has emerged.</b><p>The mixture of plastics used in many yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and other containers limits the ability of councils to recycle them.<p>The Local …

Sustainability

23andMe Is Getting Lots of Money From Big Pharma and Sharing Your Genetic Data

23andMe customers might just play a role in helping create one of Big Pharma’s next blockbuster drugs. On Wednesday, the genetic testing company …

Molecular Biology

Top secret: why is the government intent on keeping us in the dark? | Richard Norton-Taylor

More than 700 government files, some classified top secret, were released to the public this week at the National Archives in Kew. Selecting what is opened up in this biannual event (documents are held secret under what is known as the “30-year rule”, although that is gradually being reduced to 20 …

Surveillance

Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Through the Air We Breathe, Warn Scientists

Some cities are much worse off than others.<p>The thick fog rolling over San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge is synonymous with the Bay Area. But more …

San Francisco

Life may have existed on the Moon four billion years ago

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon’s surface in July 1969, it was not only a giant leap for mankind, but was also thought to have been the first time the satellite had ever hosted life.<p>The lunar world was said to be a "dead rock", lacking the volcanic activity needed to create an atmosphere …

University of London

Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

A major pediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food and food packaging …

Processed Food

A judge threw out another climate suit against Big Oil. But the real battles lie ahead.

For the second time this summer, a federal judge acknowledged that oil companies are unquestionably responsible for the greenhouse gases amassing in …

Oil & Gas Industry

14 Tricks That Will Help You Survive a Life-or-Death Situation

We hope that you will never see a rabid dog or a poisonous snake, get lost in the open sea, or have to walk through a hot desert. But if something …

Cool Stuff

EPA worries about Pruitt’s toxic desk reveal absurd double standard

Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s staff planned to take precautions to protect him from the toxic effects of formaldehyde in a fancy new desk – but …

Scott Pruitt

Theresa May confronted by teenager over Brexit in Northern Ireland

A teenager in Northern Ireland has told Theresa May her coalition with anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage, and pro-creationist DUP ‘infringes people’s …

Great Britain

Chemicals in plastic stunt brain growth in rats

Phthalates are commonly added to plastics, and their impact on human health has been debated for years. A new study finds that exposure to these …

The Brain

Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court

Monsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation.<p>“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent …

San Francisco

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

The EPA Is Hiding Proof That a Widely Used Chemical Causes Leukemia: Report

During a Senate hearing in late January, Ed Markey asked then-EPA director Scott Pruitt about a little rumor that he’d overheard. “It’s my …

Woman, 23, nicknamed 'bulldog' by cruel bullies for her underbite shares incredible transformation after double-jaw surgery

A BRITISH woman who was pelted with rocks and nicknamed "bulldog" by cruel school bullies has undergone an incredible transformation.<p>Rebecca …

Sources: EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical

Burying the formaldehyde study is part of an effort by Pruitt and aides to undermine EPA's research program, current and former officials tell POLITICO.<p>The Trump administration is suppressing an Environmental Protection Agency report that warns that most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor …

Pesticides

Is this the beginning of the end for devolution in Northern Ireland?

To reconvene the moribund British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference after 11 years shows the government knows it’s in the last chance …

Revealed: how US sex traffickers recruit jailed women for prostitution

Guardian investigation finds incarcerated women are groomed by pimps and forced into sex work once released<p>Women in prisons across the US are being recruited by sex traffickers who force them into prostitution on their release.<p>A Guardian investigation has found that traffickers are using government …

Five Techniques to Remove Anything From an Image Using Photoshop

One of the most useful things you can do in Photoshop is remove an object from a photo, whether that's a building ruining your landscape shot or that …

The EPA doesn't want Americans to know how dangerous Teflon chemicals are

<b>The agency tried to suppress a major toxicology report on perfluoroalkyl chemicals, but now it's been quietly released online -- with alarming</b> …

Brexit: this poll reveals a sad truth about Britain and Northern Ireland

Recent polling from Conservative peer Michael Ashcroft suggests that two-thirds of pro-Brexit voters would rather leave the Customs Union than avoid …

Stress is officially the worst: Severe cases are linked to higher rates of autoimmune diseases

Stress is a serious threat to our well-being. It can keep us from sleeping at night, negatively impact gut health, and even put a damper on the …

He's dying of cancer. Now, he's the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick

<b>(CNN) —</b> On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body.<p>Doctors have said they didn't expect him to live to see this day. But Monday marks a milestone: Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against agrochemical …

Pesticides

Controversial NIH study of ‘moderate drinking’ will be terminated after scathing report

The National Institutes of Health will shut down a controversial industry-funded study of moderate drinking and heart disease after a task force …

UK authorities release confiscated cannabis after boy hospitalized

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's interior minister used an exceptional power on Saturday to release medicinal cannabis oil that had been confiscated from an epileptic boy who was later hospitalized suffering from seizures.<p>Billy Caldwell, 12, had traveled to Canada with his mother, Charlotte, to get the …

Conservative Party

My Universal Credit diary: “With six days to go, I have nothing left”

“I spent today in bed. I need to save my food parcel for the kids as I only get the size designed for a single person.”<p>I am 30 years old, …

Mother who had son's medical cannabis confiscated warns he 'will surely pass away' if law does not change

The government has been accused of endangering the life of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell after Heathrow customs officials confiscated a cannabis-based …

Northern Ireland Water accused of “extraordinary complacency” as company fined £40k

Northern Ireland Water has been accused of “extraordinary complacency” as it was handed a £40,000 fine for pollution.<p>In a landmark judgment at the …