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  • - Construction begins on Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

    Williams Partners has announced construction is officially underway on its multi-billion dollar Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, which is being built to connect Marcellus Shale gas in northeastern Pennsylvania to markets along the eastern seaboard. “We are committed to installing this infrastructure in a safe, environmentally responsible manner and in full compliance with rigorous state and federal [...]

  • - Lawsuit seeks to stop fracking in Nevada.

    Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months ago under the Obama administration.

  • - NC fracking commission plans illegal meeting to hear moratorium challenges, state says.

    The state’s Oil & Gas Commission appears ready to put fracking back on the political radar, in defiance of a warning that the commission lacks the legal authority to conduct state business.

  • - Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico

    Introduction Community water, salt, milk, and dental products have been fluoridated in varying degrees for more than 60 y to prevent dental caries, while fluoride supplementation has been recommended to prevent bone fractures (Jones et al. 2005). In addition, people may be exposed to fluoride through the consumption of naturally contaminated drinking water, dietary sources, […]

  • - In Memoriam: Herbert L. Needleman

    Herbert L. Needleman, MD, pediatrician, child psychiatrist, and hero for children’s environmental health, died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 18 July 2017. Needleman was one of the world’s foremost researchers on lead poisoning. He conducted seminal studies that illuminated with great clarity the enduring impacts of lead on children’s health. He was a deeply moral man […]

  • - Conflicting decisions on pipelines frustrate industry, landowners

    In March 2016, workers for one of the nation’s largest natural gas pipeline companies cut down a large swath of maple trees in Susquehanna County–a rural patch of northeastern Pennsylvania. A video shot by an activist shows the trees crashing down as chainsaws buzz. Cathy Holleran was powerless to stop it. At the time, she was tapping [...]