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Forget lobbying. When Washington, D.C.’s biggest trade associations want to wield influence, they often put far more of their money into advertising and public relations. And Big Energy leads spending.
The Ministry of Environment said Thursday that more than 1,000 child care centers and kindergartens across the nation had failed to meet environmental safety standards.
Mandating disclosure of phthalates would help consumers make safer choices for their families.
If we are not careful, our grandchildren may find out when they are our age that vaping was not so safe.
In a new study in 43 countries, kids who attended schools with strongly enforced tobacco-free policies were significantly less likely to smoke.
A 1-year-old died after he swallowed liquid nicotine, prompting Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) to reintroduce his Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act in the Senate on Tuesday. The bill directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue new rules requiring safer, child-resistant packaging.
Had I gotten it wrong? Had the authors? Answering these apparently straightforward questions proved surprisingly difficult, exposing the challenges that come with communicating science, and the desire by scientist-authors and reporters to streamline the story they’re trying to tell.
The rainless start to the new year is not only intensifying California’s drought but giving rise to some of the worst wintertime air pollution the Bay Area has seen in almost a decade.
It’s obvious that, say, turning the lights off saves money. But being reminded that using less energy saves money may not be the most effective way to motivate consumer efficiency.
What does it take to get the average Angeleno to shut off lights, or unplug power-swilling appliances and e-gadgets? According to UCLA researchers, the least effective way to get a Los Angeles family to save electricity is by telling them how much they'll save in the process.
Conventional wisdom holds that the most effective way to get people to save energy is to show them how much money they'll save. Turns out there's a more efficient approach.
Pregnant women are being warned to avoid reaching for credit card and cash register receipts as the ubiquitous bits of paper are increasingly seen as a threat to unborn children.
A chemical thought to be a safe replacement for one banned for use in baby bottles also causes developmental issues in fish embryos, according to a study released on Monday.
A nationwide outbreak of a respiratory virus last fall sent droves of children to emergency departments. The infections have now subsided, as researchers knew they would, but they have left behind a frightening mystery.
Winter has descended upon the beehives. The drones have been killed. It's time for the workers and the queen to gather up, hunker down, and rely on body heat to weather the cold. The old will die, the young might survive. If there's enough food, the queen might lay eggs.
An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to clean up an 801-acre Superfund site in Brunswick, Georgia, has come under scrutiny, with activists saying it is insufficient to protect locals already exposed to pollution.
The value of the California almond market hit $4.8 billion in 2012 — that's triple the level of a decade earlier. There's just one problem: Almond orchards require about a third more water per acre than grape vineyards. In fact, they're one of California's thirstiest crops.
As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration finalizes a ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, New Yorkers will watch their southern neighbor continue its experiment with shale gas.
Low import duty on pesticides and other chemicals, including ripening agents, growth hormones and dyes, is a major reason for their increased use and food adulteration, according to a recent study by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies.
Despite B.C’s reputation as a “green” province, environmental groups say that its rules governing cosmetic pesticide-use are weak and do little to protect the public.