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Controversial plans which could have seen an asbestos disposal site open next door to a primary school have been shelved.
A toxic chemical long used to make non-stick or water-repellent coatings may be more dangerous than believed — perhaps unsafe at any level, a leading environmental group warned Thursday.
Sophia's Beauty Lounge in San Francisco is one of about 30 nail salons in the city recognized as a "healthy nail salon."
An environmental watchdog group warns that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), an industrial chemical linked to health problems that is being phased out but still persists in the nation’s drinking water, may be a more far serious threat to health than previously believed.
Joyce Holloway’s five children don’t want to bring their children to the house next to St. Cin Park where they were raised. They fear it’s contaminated.
Community members will have a chance to ask questions of state toxics regulators Thursday, nearly a week after the Department of Toxic Substances Control revealed finding lead contamination at more homes around the shuttered Exide lead battery recycling plant in Vernon.
The ratio of boys to girls at conception has been misunderstood for centuries.
To address the growing obesity crisis among its children, a rural Virginia school had to give itself a full redesign.
Breastfeeding appears to expose infants to a group of industrial chemicals linked to immune system problems, according a study released today., Breastfeeding appears to expose infants to a group of industrial chemicals linked to immune system problems, according to a new study.
An eclectic mix of people moved into New Orleans' most lead-tainted neighborhoods after the 2005 hurricane. Now parents and volunteers are cleaning up yards, schools, parks.
I believe California is illegally discriminating against students of color by permitting wells that are disproportionately close to the schools they attend.
Pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won't the EPA do more? One beekeeper was surprised to learn how easily it seemed that the system could be manipulated.
U.S. teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking conventional cigarettes as those who have never tried the devices, researchers from the University of Southern California said on Tuesday.
Blood lead levels among young children in the South Australian smelting town of Port Pirie are falling based on the latest figures.
Breathe in. For many in low-income and communities of color in Indiana, that isn’t always so easy.
In 1999, attorney Robert Bilott filed suit against DuPont on behalf of a cattle farmer named Wilbur Tennant. Bilott had no way of knowing at the time that what seemed like a straightforward case would lead to one of the most significant class-action lawsuits in the history of environmental law., In 1999, attorney Robert Bilott filed suit against DuPont on behalf of a cattle farmer named Wilbur Tennant. Bilott had no way of knowing at the time that what seemed like a straightforward case would lead to one of the most significant class-action lawsuits in the history of environmental law. (Part 2 of 3).
More African Americans will die from environmental causes than from police brutality this year, yet there is no movement to stop the environmental racism that invades our neighborhoods and homes.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce, a leading critic of efforts to expand solar energy production in Florida and nationwide, is funded primarily by fossil fuel energy companies, including Koch Industries and ExxonMobil.
Leaked methane and other toxic gases are polluting the air with serious health risks for local communities whose fortunes depend on oil and gas in the shale boom state.
If all the birds, bugs, bees and other creatures that pollinate our food crops were to disappear from the planet, humans could face a sharp increase in malnutrition, disease and death in many parts of the world, scientists estimate.