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File photo of bacteria (Photo Courtesy of Manfred Rohde, Helmholtz-Zentrum fuer Infektionsforschung (HZI)/Getty Images)

Decades-Old Question: Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Safe?

It’s a chemical that’s been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby’s basinet.

05/02/2013

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Pot Could Be Tax Windfall, But Skeptics Abound

A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?”

09/19/2012

File photo of a cow on a farm. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

EPA Can’t Regulate Livestock Farms It Can’t Find

The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation’s livestock farms — many capable of generating more waste than some cities — because it lacked information as basic as how many farms even existed.

08/02/2012

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