Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News

Brian Bienkowski is editor of the Daily Climate and Environmental Health News.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
Justice Jumping Genres
There I was in a mid-March snowstorm riding shotgun in a truck heading south through the Crow reservation in Montana. I made a stupid comment to break the silence: “Man, there is nothing out there.” Crow member and my guide for the day, Emery Three Irons, politely corrected me: “There’s a lot out...
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Toxic Economy: Common Chemicals Cost US Billions Every Year
Exposure to chemicals in pesticides, toys, makeup, food packaging and detergents costs the U.S. more than $340 billion annually due to health care costs and lost wages, according to a new analysis. The chemicals, known as endocrine disruptors, impact how human hormones function and have been linked...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Mining Leaves a Wisconsin Tribe's Hallowed Sites at Risk
Guy Reiter was an archaeologist before he was an activist. But the two merged after a dream six years ago. “I was in a van and when we drove by the White Rapids I looked over and saw an elder sitting on a dam, in full Indian regalia,” Reiter says. “He flagged me down, I climbed the dam, and he...
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Monday, June 06, 2016
Should Lawyers Be Ethically Obligated to Protect the Environment?
Contrary to many corny jokes, lawyers do follow a code of ethics. But there’s a glaring omission in the professions’ ethical outline: the environment. The American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct is a suggested blueprint for state bars, laying out a boilerplate for client-...
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