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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Monday, April 22, 2019

When Congress returns, the House will consider the Climate Action Now Act, which would direct the Trump administration to honor America’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

EWG News Roundup (4/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Earlier this month, President Trump made a couple of unsubstantiated statements about wind power.

Friday, April 12, 2019

A new analysis of Monsanto’s signature herbicide, glyphosate, released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, gives weight to studies connecting glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and recommends monitoring children’s exposure to this toxic weedkiller.

Friday, April 12, 2019

EWG News Roundup (4/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

More than 40 nations have banned or restricted more than 1,400 chemicals in cosmetics and other personal care products. So why are chemicals linked to cancer and reproductive harm still turning up in cosmetics sold in California?

Friday, April 5, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler made the rounds of Capitol Hill this week, displaying twice his questionable commitment to protecting Americans’ public health.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Here’s the real reason Trump is attacking wind power: It’s going to replace the electricity produced from burning coal. And soon.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Outbreaks of toxic algae in U.S. waterways usually happen in warmer months. But in a sign that the problem is growing worse, algae blooms were reported in December in Michigan and Washington state, with another reported in Florida during the first days of spring.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A House committee is expected to approve legislation today to require the Trump administration to produce a plan to meet America’s international commitments to fighting climate change. 

Friday, March 29, 2019

On Wednesday, a second jury in eight months found that glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, causes cancer. The plaintiff in the case was awarded $80 million in damages after arguing the herbicide played a role in the development of his non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

President Trump’s proposed budget for 2020 would eliminate the federal tax credit for buyers of electric vehicles. The oil industry is backing the proposal, as well as a bill to impose a “user fee” – that is, a tax – on drivers of electric vehicles and trucks.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

More than ever, Americans want to know everything about our food, cosmetics, cleaners and other everyday products we bring into our homes.

Friday, March 22, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/22): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

U.S. regulation of chemicals and contaminants in cosmetics is falling behind the rest of the world, according to an EWG analysis.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Many brands of menstrual pads and disposable diapers contain elevated levels of chemicals linked to developmental and reproductive harm, according to a recent study published in the journal Reproductive Toxicology.

Friday, March 15, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/15): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Advocates for 100 percent renewable energy often compare the effort needed to meet that goal to efforts to put a person on the moon.

Friday, March 8, 2019

EWG News Roundup (3/8): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Duke Energy, the largest investor-owned electric utility in the U.S., wants to charge customers in South Carolina more for using less energy. Duke is asking state regulators for permission to more than triple the flat monthly charge – what customers pay even before they flip a switch, just for being hooked up to the grid – from about $8 to $28.