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  • - Pennsylvania judge halts pipeline construction after multiple problems.

    A Pennsylvania judge has put a two-week hold on all drilling for a controversial pipeline construction project that’s had multiple spills and sparked complaints of well contamination.

  • - Serum Vaccine Antibody Concentrations in Adolescents Exposed to Perfluorinated Compounds

    Introduction Perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFASs) have a wide range of applications in water-, soil-, and stain-resistant coatings for clothing and other textiles and in oil-resistant coatings for food wrapping materials, and their use for >60 y has resulted in worldwide exposure to these persistent compounds (Lindstrom et al. 2011). Epidemiological research on possible adverse effects […]

  • - Updating the NIEHS Strategic Plan

    In 2011, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) undertook a multipronged process to develop a five-year strategic plan. We incorporated four key elements into this process to maximize the usefulness of its outcome as a guide for NIEHS and for the global environmental health research community. It was consultative in seeking the combined […]

  • - New database shows pollutants in most public water systems

    A new national database released Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group shines a light on water quality across the U.S. The database allows users to search by zip code or their local water utility name– aggregating information from nearly 50,000 public water systems. “There is no federal organization that pulls together all these results for [...]

  • - As interior secretary swaggers through parks, his staff rolls back regulations.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is perfecting the art of image while his underlings weaken the conservation measures of the Obama administration.

  • - Judge halts all drilling on Mariner East 2 construction

    A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered a two-week halt to all drilling for the construction of the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline after dozens of water contamination incidents and several environmental violations by the builder, Sunoco Pipeline. Judge Bernard Labuskes of the Environmental Hearing Board suspended drilling until August 7 when a state court will [...]