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The list of ingredients in cosmetics, lotions and soft vinyl plastics could soon have a new addition. The Department of Environmental Protection today took up a proposal to require manufacturers to report use of phthalates.
One year after new regulations went into effect requiring special permitting to move dirt within the East Helena Superfund site, cleanup work continues and health officials want people to know that education and testing for lead is as easy as a phone call.
Chevron has been trying for nine years to upgrade its Richmond refinery, which opened more than a century ago. But the $1 billion project has split the community, pitting refinery employees and construction workers against residents angered by the facility's history of flare-ups and fires.
When a generation passes, and people look back and ask, “What do we wish we had acted on more quickly?” there are three answers that come to my mind instantly: economic inequality, climate change and diet. The third — especially when it comes to limiting sugar consumption — is, no pun intended, a piece of cake. Let’s get it done.
Science requires replication, and lots of it. So it’s been difficult to gauge the health impacts of shale development from a few scattered studies, says Bernard Goldstein, a public health expert.
Some parents are refusing vitamin K injections for their newborns. The consequences can be devastating.
Advocates and opponents of stricter new power plant emission regulations will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, Tuesday to voice their concerns.
Several New Hampshire residents spoke at the Concord Public Library during a hearing in favor of the EPA’s Clean Carbon Plan, for reasons ranging from cleaner air and fewer asthma attacks to longer ice fishing seasons and healthier oceans.
UK cities considering low emission zones and London diesel drivers could face extra costs on top of the congestion charge.
A tall chimney could be installed at a waste processing plant to carry away foul smells from hundreds of surrounding homes. It is one of the measures Biffa Waste Management is working on to tackle the odour problems which have plagued families in Leicester for more than a decade.
Across the nation, communities are challenging claims that fracking is safe. In fracking-heavy Washington County, Pennsylvania, residents have reached out to a group of local scientists to prove definitively that their illnesses are being caused by the fracking well pods.
A new report states that genetically-modified crops would dramatically improve agriculture in Africa. The report, published by the policy group Chatham House, argues the technology is being held back by scaremongering from opponents.
I applaud EPA for proposing a flexible rule that can reduce unseen pollutants to ensure enormous health, environmental and economic benefits. These benefits cannot come soon enough for our children and our communities.
Confronted with reports that villages near Uranium Corp. of India Ltd.’s mines have unusually high numbers of physically deformed people, Chairman Diwakar Acharya said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of those guys are imported from elsewhere, ok?”
Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked to the radioactive fall-out from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, according to a new scientific study that may help increase the understanding of radiation on human health.
As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group warned on Thursday that malaria – a life-threatening disease transmitted to people via mosquitoes – was the leading killer in the impoverished, landlocked country.
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are still trying to determine exactly what caused a barrel buried at the Waste Isolation Pilot Project to burst open in February, said LANL chemist Nan Sauer, but they now have a pretty good idea of the materials that were involved.
The good news is that after decades of furious growth, obesity rates finally seem to be leveling off in the U.S. The bad news is that America's youth still appear to be dangerously unaware of the problem.
The Sierra Club environmental group and its supporters say the 427-megawatt unit at Indianapolis Power & Light's Harding Street complex threatens the public health with toxic emissions that cause respiratory woes in children, the elderly and others.
The banks of Turkey Creek were roiling hotbeds of PCB contamination just six years ago, carting the industrial toxins from deep within the riverbed through northern LaSalle into the Detroit River, poisoning local fish and wildlife along the way. (Part 3 of 3).