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Stories by Brett Israel

Can the Southern U.S. Cut Coal?

Communities in rural Georgia may soon get a reprieve from the pollution associated with coal-fired power plants

July 2, 2013 — Brett Israel, Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate

Airplanes Bear High Levels of Flame Retardants

Spending about 100 hours each month in the air, new research shows that flight attendants fly along with some of the highest levels ever measured for some flame retardants

March 28, 2013 — Brett Israel and Environmental Health News

Fungicide Use Surges, Largely Unmonitored

Farmers employ more and more fungicides of unknown safety, contaminating nearby waterways that suffer from inadequate oversight

February 22, 2013 — Brett Israel and Environmental Health News

Flame Retardants on the Rise in Furniture

Couches and household textiles remain a major source of retardants, which can build up in our bodies and the environment. Some of the semi-volatile chemicals have been linked to cancer and altered hormones in children

November 29, 2012 — Brett Israel and Environmental Health News

Why Did Europe's Danube River Freeze?

A "Russian winter" climate pattern is keeping Europe frozen, with a strong Siberian anticyclone hovering over northern Russia and triggering intense cold and snow, according to NASA

February 14, 2012 — Brett Israel and OurAmazingPlanet