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The latest from EWG’s staff of experts

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

As we head into the holiday season, the marathon task of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner or even just one dish to contribute as a guest – may be stressful. To help you combat the inevitable stress surrounding this meal, EWG has put together this guide suggesting what to make yourself and what to buy, and when to go organic.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

In 2009, a study in the research journal Utilities Policy concluded that wind and other sources of renewable energy would “never be able to contribute significantly to electric power supply.”

What a difference a decade has made.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Frequently eating a variety of organic foods may significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer, according to a groundbreaking study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study participants whose diets contained the highest amount of organic foods had a 25 percent reduction in overall cancer risk, compared with those whose diet had the lowest share of organic food.

Friday, November 9, 2018

EWG News Roundup (11/9): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

For some time we’ve been calling the decline of the coal industry “a death spiral.” Now it’s more accurate to call it coal’s last gasp.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Roughly a third of the meat on every turkey goes straight into the garbage. If you tend not to finish your leftovers, buy a smaller bird this year. Try an organic, local or heritage turkey or one raised without antibiotics. Or embrace a seasonal centerpiece of stuffed winter squash.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

EWG News Roundup (10/26): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, October 19, 2018

News Roundup (10/19): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Friday, October 12, 2018

News Roundup (10/12): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly betrayed its responsibility to safeguard the health of children. But in recent weeks, the hostile actions of the president and Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s acting administrator, have escalated into nothing less than a war on children’s health.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

When Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he testified that he had ruled for the environment in “many” and a “large number” of cases.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

As Hurricane Florence approached North Carolina last month, Duke Energy was busy securing power plants to weather the storm.

Monday, October 1, 2018

It’s that they both lied about their environmental records when seeking Senate confirmation.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The use of disinfectant cleaners in the home could increase a baby’s risk of becoming overweight or obese later in life, according to a new study. The risk appears to rise depending on how heavily disinfectants are used, but even once-weekly use was linked to an infant’s likelihood of being overweight or obese as a toddler.

Friday, September 21, 2018

EWG News Roundup (9/21): Here’s some news you can use going into the weekend.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Residents of communities near industrial-scale hog farms in North Carolina face an increased risk of potentially deadly diseases, Duke University scientists reported in a study released this week.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This summer, EWG is tracking outbreaks of potentially toxic algae across the U.S. We have been startled to find that these outbreaks are erupting everywhere: from the East Coast to the West Coast, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.