|Lower IQ in Children Linked to Chemical in Water|
Scientific American - 9/30/2014. By Brian Bienkowski and Environmental Health News - Babies born to mothers with high levels of perchlorate during their first trimester are more likely to have lower IQs later in life, according to a new study.
|Melting Antarctic Ice Is Causing an Actual Shift in Gravity|
Mother Jones - 9/30/2014. By Eric Holthaus. Gravity - yes, gravity - is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That's the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space Agency. "The loss of ice from West Antarctica between 2009 and 2012 caused a dip in the gravity field over the region," writes the ESA, whose GOCE satellite measured the change.
|California Makes it Law: Label Toxic Flame Retardants in Furniture|
Environmental Working Group - 9/30/2014. By Bill Allayaud, California Director of Governmental Affairs - California scored a big win for human health and the environment today (Sept. 30) when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to require labeling on upholstered furniture to tell shoppers whether it contains toxic flame retardant chemicals.
|California governor vetoes 'unnecessary' livestock antibiotics bill|
The Guardian [UK] - 9/30/2014. By Chuck Abbott - The governor of California on Tuesday vetoed a first-in-the-nation state law to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock production and said lawmakers should look for “new and effective ways” to prevent antibiotic overuse.