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Chair of Chemical Safety Board to Step Down

By Ashley Yeager | May 25, 2018

Vanessa Allen Sutherland will resign next month, leaving the agency with just three members of what should be a five-person board.

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A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.

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Organic Fertilizers Rife With Microplastics: Study

By Shawna Williams | April 4, 2018

Converting biowaste to plant food is an overlooked source of tiny plastic pollutants, researchers say.

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News reports reveal that Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW funded the organization that conducted the studies.

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The Best Multimedia of 2017

By Catherine Offord | December 27, 2017

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics.

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Photos of the Year

By Katarina Zimmer | December 25, 2017

From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are The Scientist’s favorite images from 2017.

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Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns

By Katarina Zimmer | December 15, 2017

Scientist find that living near a hydraulic fracturing site for gas and oil extraction could have adverse effects on infant health. 

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Opinion: Toxic Time Bombs

By Robert Martin | September 25, 2017

Decades of evidence point to the untoward health effects of endocrine disruptor exposures, yet little is being done to regulate the chemicals.

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Plastic Munching Plankton

By The Scientist Staff | August 16, 2017

This giant larvacean can ingest microplastic pollution and poop it down to the sea floor.

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Researchers show that pinkie-size marine organisms can ingest and poop out microplastics, potentially transporting them to the depths.

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