How CVS is cutting back on chemicals in cosmetics

Read the full story in GreenBiz. As vice president of store brands and quality assurance at CVS Health, I spend a lot of time thinking about one big question: What do our customers want? Every decision our team makes is driven by customer trends and insights, gleaned through research, external data and consumer testing. When …

Ph.D. student pioneers storytelling strategies for science communication

Read the full story from the University of California Berkeley. Sara ElShafie used to struggle to explain her research to her family in a meaningful way. A UC Berkeley graduate student in integrative biology with an emphasis on how climate change affects animals over time, she says she “would always get lost in the details, …

County officials conducting health survey among neighbors of former battery-recycling plant

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times. Hundreds of Los Angeles County health officials and volunteers went door to door Saturday conducting health surveys of residents who live around a shuttered battery-recycling plant near downtown, which is blamed for decades of lead emissions spread across seven southeast communities.

‘We’re still on fast-track to trial’: Kids’ climate lawsuit against Trump administration stays alive

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Late last week, a federal judge denied a Trump administration move to prevent a major climate change lawsuit from going to trial. The case, being brought by 21 young people against the federal government, is now closer to a full-fledged trial that will pit the Trump administration against children and …

How to Find Deleted Public Health Assessments for Contaminated Sites

Via The Memory Hole. Click here to access the missing reports from prior to October 2004 UPDATE [June 8, 2017]: There's a second source for these documents. Most of them exist in PDF format in the Commerce Department's National Technical Information Service website. (These PDFs were never posted to the ATSDR's own site.) Go here, and in the …