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It is normal for toys to contain plastics, small motors, miniature wheels; but toxic metals such as lead, chromium, cadmium – not so normal. Most parents, oblivious to the fact, expose their kids to the imminent health hazards associated with using such toxic toys.
Investigators from the state’s Department of Natural Resources are asking residents here for permission to test their water wells this week to determine if a dry-cleaning chemical is present.
The statistical evidence of mining-related cancer and birth defects, along with the public concern, should serve to remind us: If Eastern Kentucky is to have a future, the places where people live, work and recreate cannot be sacrificed to an industry on its way out.
I find it unconscionable that there are those that oppose efforts to cut pollution in the supposed interest of economic growth, while ignoring the impacts of our current course on our most vulnerable, the environment and our future.
A University of Alberta biologist says deformed fish found downstream from tar sands mines in Alberta, Canada, are similar to the deformities found in fish in the wake of oil spills, and said Trinidad & Tobago's marine and river life could suffer a similar fate as a result of oil spills.
On Monday evening, Aug. 11, the Environmental Protection Agency will host a meeting at City Hall about ongoing efforts to clean up the toxics left behind by early computer chips makers in northeastern Mountain View.
In Bangladesh, Abraham Adihou was poisoned by a cotton pesticide mistakenly sprayed on maize in the village store room. Such tragedies are not uncommon. Cotton is the world's most important non-food crop. More pesticides are used on it per unit than on any other crop.
Lake County Air Quality Management reported that the wildland fires around Northern California continue to be the source of the smoke and haze in the Lake County air basin.
The Polley Mine tailings-pond disaster unfolding in British Columbia is being watched closely by those opposing the Pebble Mine proposal in neighboring Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.
A federal magistrate signaled Friday that he's likely to dismiss a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging the government's approval of 50 pesticides over nearly a decade.
Monsoonal flows, humidity, flash floods and cloudy skies appearing during the dog days of summer in Southern California these past few weeks may have a silver lining – less smog.
While NRG Energy plans to upgrade pollution control equipment at its Waukegan plants and invest $3 million in solar panels in the city, environmental groups say NRG is not moving fast enough.
Naked boys and girls run barefoot on the muddy, narrow pathways, or play in pools of raw sewage, exposing them to potential waterborne diseases that kill. Some have black hair tinged with patches of red or blond, a tell-tale sign of nutrient deficiency commonly seen in places experiencing famine.
Federal health officials are outlining new studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia's largest drinking water supply.
Alexander Khananashvili has Hawaiian Gardens kindergartners chanting, 'Soda is bad!' It's just one way he wants to upend food culture.
Imagine if California discovered a natural reservoir that could hold as much water as all the existing reservoirs in the state.
Emergency room doctor Tony Owens was among 18 speakers who commented on the new carbon limits during an informal listening session with a federal environmental regulator, which touched on pollution’s wide-ranging effects on human health, the environment and the economy.
Imperial Metals has been issued a pollution abatement order by the Ministry of Environment providing legal expectations and deadlines for dealing with the disastrous breach of its Mount Polley mine tailings pond.
Of all the things to lose. New data suggests that we still don't know where our emissions of toxic mercury end up. Somewhere out there are tens of thousands of tonnes of missing mercury.
The millions of cubic metres of water that poured out of Mount Polley mine when the dam collapsed had failed provincial water quality guidelines for human and aquatic health in the past, according to the B.C. environment ministry.