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Detox Campaign Leads to Removal of Toxic Chemicals From Children's Apparel

Greenpeace finds many major children's labels sell clothes made with toxic chemicals, prompting some retailers to change their ways.

Chesapeake Bay Threatened Again by Continuing Litigation

On the heels of a favorable court ruling that would have helped to revitalize the Chesapeake Bay under the Clean Water Act, environmental advocates are now finding that the sanctity of the Bay is already being challenged again.

A Race to Save Florida's Manatees, Dying in Record Numbers

According to the environmental advocacy organization, Earthjustice, a terrible record has been set this year. The manatee death toll across Florida is rising. A record 726 manatees, large water mammals already considered to be an endangered species, have now died in the state’s polluted and algae-choked waterways.

EPA Seeks Public Comments on Atrazine– a Pesticide Commonly Found in Drinking Water

Even if you haven’t heard of atrazine, a pesticide produced by the Swiss-based company Syngenta Crop Protection, chances are high that you’ve imbibed it in your drinking water.  Every year, United States farms use 60-80 million pounds of atrazine.

Tell the EPA to Protect our Water from Power Plant Pollution

If the Environmental Protection Agency does not finalize its plans to limit the amount of toxins power plants can release into water systems, their incidence will increase by 28 percent over the next 15 years. July 9 at 1 p.m. in the EPA East Building, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC., the EPA will hold a public hearing where anyone can offer testimony, ranging from prepared talking points to personal experience and expertise on this issue with wide-ranging implications.