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The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has ruled that Marine veterans and their families cannot sue over groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune.
Artificial turf fields can be found all over the United States as the popular alternative to natural grass fields which require a lot more upkeep; however, the chemicals involved in making the turf has been drawing some concern.
As a rare respiratory virus continues to sicken children around the country, spreading to hundreds in almost every state in a matter of weeks, the actual number of infections has remained a mystery.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., Tuesday released emails between EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and a leading environmental group that he says shows collusion on a proposal to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
A high-stakes battle over the nation's ozone pollution rule reached a new milestone last week when the Environmental Protection Agency submitted its latest proposed rule to the White House for review.
American Electric Power (AEP) is on notice that it may be sued for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act by its Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio.
Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares as well as the city's parks if a report by London's Health Commission is implemented.
Recent analyses raise disturbing questions about the health and environmental effects of the stuff that encases our edibles.
The virus usually causes respiratory symptoms, but recently, about a dozen people with Enterovirus D68 have developed paralysis. And five have died according to the CDC. Researchers say it's not clear what role, if any, the virus played in the deaths.
Experts from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have advised Qatar residents to take precautions when using plastic containers for storing or heating food, in order to limit exposure to harmful chemicals that may leach from plastic containers.
Drivers face a ban on smoking in their own car if a child is present under Scottish Government reforms of anti-smoking legislation. A shake-up of the laws surrounding tobacco and electronic cigarettes is being considered by Holyrood ministers.
A 21-month-old girl who tested positive for enterovirus D-68 in Michigan died after a month-long battle with the respiratory illness, marking the second time a child has succumbed to the virus in the U.S. this week, health officials said.
Fighting for clean air and water, China’s environmental activists are turning to social media to mobilize support.
Iowans are feeling firsthand the effects of climate change, a coalition of Iowa scientists say. Those impacts include weather extremes that carry health consequences for people with respiratory conditions, as well as an increase in insect-borne illnesses.
As India undergoes swift economic expansion, there is a surging demand for child workers. There is virtually no enforcement of labor laws, and children are sold into service and confined in horrific conditions, paid nothing and barely fed.
Schools in Beijing have started to monitor air quality on campus and issue warnings if necessary to minimize risks to students posed by hazardous gases and particles such as PM2.5, which has become a major air pollutant in the city.
When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited the remote corner of the northerly Nimba county this week, she found that Ebola was not the only emergency affecting communities that have been quarantined over the disease. And the president's mission went beyond handouts.
Next time you’re driving on the highway, you might spot a billboard about public health instead of one about the next fasƒtdhbub-food joint. That’s at least the intention behind an expanding campaign by North Carolina State University’s Clean Energy Technology Center
Electronic cigarettes will be seen in TV commercials for the first time, under new rules that take a relaxed approach to celebrity endorsements.
In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, six United States senators said labels should warn consumers of "the known dangers of nicotine use,” including risks to adolescent brain development.