Himars strike deep behind enemy lines fuels talk of Ukrainian counter-offensive
Ukraine struck a railway depot with Himars and knocked out power supplies in a Russian-occupied city deep behind the front line in what appeared to be preparation for a much-anticipated counter offensive.news.yahoo.com
EPA proposes 1st national rule to test for PFAS in public water systems
Consumer Reports sounded the alarm years ago on PFAS -- also known as “forever chemicals” because they essentially never break down naturally, are often added to products to make them waterproof, stain resistant, or nonstick.
One of the materials on the derailed Ohio train is linked to a rare and "exceptionally deadly" cancer. Here's what to know about the other substances on board.
About half a dozen hazardous substances were on board the train when it derailed in East Palestine – as well as the residue of one substance that can cause genetic mutations.cbsnews.com
Justice Jackson, on her first day in the Supreme Court, pushes back on a lawyer trying to gut the Clean Waters Act.
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, on her first day as a Supreme Court Justice, pushed back on a lawyer trying to gut the Clean Waters Act. In Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, the extent of the EPA’s regulations will be affected, especially in regards to wetlands. If the court rules in favor of the Sackett’s, the couple that brought the case to the Supreme Court when they were ordered by the EPA to not build on their purchased wetlands in Idaho, then the EPA could be limited in the kinds of wetlands and streams that the Clean Waters Act protects from pollution.news.yahoo.com
Supremely out of order: Supreme Court order on ICE guidelines violates tradition
In the span of a month, the Supreme Court overturned a half-century-old abortion right, knocked down a century-old New York concealed firearm carry law, made it much harder to hold law enforcement accountable for constitutional violations, frustrated the EPA’s ability to regulate emissions and eroded the wall between church and state, a series of activist rulings in the name of constitutional ...news.yahoo.com
‘Forever chemicals’ may have polluted 20m acres of US cropland, study says
PFAS-tainted sewage sludge is used as fertilizer in fields and report finds that about 20m acres of cropland could be contaminated A farmer harvesting soybeans on a farm near Waukegan, Illinois. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA About 20m acres of cropland in the United States may be contaminated from PFAS-tainted sewage sludge that has been used as fertilizer, a new report estimates. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of about 9,000 compounds used to make products heat-, waternews.yahoo.com
Ted Cruz laments angry supreme court hearings a day after angry airport fracas
Texas senator filmed becoming confrontational with airport staff after missing check-in window for flight from Bozeman, Montana The film showed the masked Cruz remonstrating with the two staff members and an armed officer. It was not possible to hear what was said. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA In Washington on Monday, the Texas senator Ted Cruz complained that supreme court confirmation hearings have become increasingly angry and confrontational. In Bozeman, Montana the previous day, however, tnews.yahoo.com
Edmunds puts Tesla's range to the test
This undated photo by Edmunds shows five electric vehicles at a test track in the Mojave Desert, in California, undergoing testing for maximum range. A CHALLENGE FROM TESLAThe lackluster results prompted the automaker to reach out to the Edmunds test team. Once each vehicle’s range estimate indicated zero miles, we measured how far it could go before coming to a complete stop. AdEDMUNDS SAYS: Edmunds’ EV range test isn’t meant to be the definitive word on a vehicle’s range but rather a real-world complement to the laboratory-based EPA testing. We’ll continue to test to an indicated zero because we’d never advise customers to rely on the unpredictable buffer range.
Report: Advocacy group also hunting for source of unpleasant odor in Brunswick
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division isn’t the only agency investigating the source of an unpleasant odor in Brunswick. Glynn Environmental Coalition, an environmental advocacy group, told the Brunswick News that citizens deserve an answer, and the GEC hopes to be able to provide one if the EPD can’t. Georgia’s EPD has received dozens of odor complaints throughout Glynn County since early December. AdThe GEC said it has launched a separate investigation into the source of the smell -- one that parallels the state’s investigation. Executive Director Rachael Thompson said the group will be looking into dew point as well as odor complaints and weather data, the Brunswick News reported.
What’s that smell? Unpleasant odor wafts through Brunswick
This map shows some of the odor complaints received by the state. In fact, Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division has received dozens of odor complaints throughout Glynn County since early December. Dispatch logs show one person called last month about an odor “coming into her home, making her sick,” while others have reported smelling gas. While the Environmental Protection Division has yet to identify the source of the odor, Thompson said it is important that regulators get to the bottom of the issue once and for all. Title V permitsBased on some complaints, Thompson said, there has been speculation about the smell coming from an industrial plant nearby.
Study: Chipotle bowls contain cancer-linked chemicals
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CNN) - The bowls at Chipotle have become a staple for the restaurant, but a new report is drawing some big concerns about them. The New Food Economy says it found the fiber bowls are exposed to chemicals that can lead to cancer. The study says the bowls are treated with "PFAS," also called forever chemicals. It helps bowls hold hot, wet, and greasy food. The chemicals also seep into the soil as the bowls break down, leading to toxic compost.