Go Back: Home

Hawai’i First US State to Ban Use of Neurotoxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

As the EPA refuses to take action on a known public health hazard, the island state shows the way forward

Yesterday, Hawai'i Governor David Ige signed into law Senate Bill 3095 banning all uses of chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide that US Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has refused to prohibit despite the EPA’s own pronouncement that the pesticide poses an unacceptable…
» Read more

(0) Comments

by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – June 14, 2018

Fantastical Flora

Sarah Misra

 Antholyza cunonia hybrid (detail) Click or tap this image or any other here to view them in a slideshow Sarah Misra always had a latent interest in botany. A self-professed “flower and tree tourist,” the young artist looks up local arboretums and botanical gardens whenever she is in a new city. But it wasn’t until three years ago when she crafted a Valentine’s Day card for her husband with cutouts of old…
» Read more

(0) Comments

by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – Summer 2018

Leave the Door Open

Here are some stats on the rewilding of the US Southwest’s Mexican gray wolves – one of the most endangered mammals in North America – that have been rattling around in my mind for the past few days: 1998 – 2002: 110 captive-born wolves released in the wild, 58 removed from the wild to captive facilities; 2003 – 2007: 68 released and 84 removed; 2008 – 2013: 19 released, 17 removed. This,…
» Read more

(1) Comments

by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – Summer 2018

For Flint Mother, There’s No Stopping Until All US Kids Have Safe Drinking Water

“I don’t want other families to go through what we went through,” says LeeAnne Walters

Until her then three-year-old twin boys began to break out in rashes in 2014 and both she and her daughter had clumps of hair falling out in the shower, LeeAnne Walters hadn’t spent much time worrying about enviornmental pollution. “I mean, I…
» Read more

(0) Comments

by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – April 25, 2018

CA Court Blocks State Ag Department from Spraying Pesticides

Agency failed to adequately review impacts or provide proper notice of pesticide use, rules judge

In a win for environmental and public health advocates, a California court has halted a program that allows the state agriculture department to spray pesticides on public and private property without proper notice to the public about its intention to spray or…
» Read more

(0) Comments

by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – March 1, 2018

The Long Run Home

A vanishing tribe, a critically-endangered fish, and the race to pull them back from the brink.

photo Scott AblemanCalifornia’s Central Valley, despite its arid climate, was once one of the richest Chinook salmon regions in the world. As the wet winter months set in last year, deep in the coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean a large blue-green fish with silver flanks turned around and headed towards the narrow mouth of the San Francisco Bay. For three years she has been ranging along the coast, swimming hundreds of…
» Read more

(0) Comments

by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – Spring 2018

Proceed with Caution

When he landed on the Hadley-Apennine region of the moon in 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott said: “As I stand out here in the wonders of the unknown at Hadley, I sort of realize there’s a fundamental truth to our nature: Man must explore.” Undeniably, the desire to push beyond the limits of what is known has shaped our human race. Starting from the time our ancestors left Africa, and likely…
» Read more

(0) Comments

by: Maureen Nandini Mitra – Spring 2018

Older →

Subscribe
Today

Four issues for just
$15 a year.

cover thumbnail EIJ

Join Now!

 

2.1034