Monthly Archives: November 2019

Brazilian Amazon Burns at an Accelerating Rate

A 30% increase in forest cover loss over last year Here Is Some of What Is Being Lost A report from Brazil’s National Institute for Space research (NYT 11.19.19) tells us that the Brazilian Amazon lost 3,768 square miles of … Continue reading

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PFAS Chemicals in Bloodstream of 99% of All Americans

PFAS, (polyfluoalkyl chemicals), called the forever chemical because they do not break down are everywhere and in the bodies of 99% of all Americans according to a January 2019 study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported in Our … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DNR Begins Process to Set Standards for PFAS

Today, Tuesday November 12, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing in Room G09 of the State Natural Resources Building at 101 S. Webster in Madison. The hearing will be broadcast live to DNR … Continue reading

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Across the Nation, PFAS Are In America’s Drinking Water Supplies

And here at home in Dane County A new report from the Environmental Working Group shows that a group of toxic fluorinated chemicals or “PFAS” have been detected at more than 1300 sites, in 49 states, putting more than 100 million … Continue reading

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