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A Japanese court has rejected a demand that a city affected by the fallout of the country’s 2011 nuclear disaster evacuate its children. The unusual lawsuit was filed on behalf of the children by their parents and anti-nuclear activists in June 2011. The Sendai High Court handed down its ruling Wednesday.
Better, but still failing. The American Lung Association gave Forsyth County an F for ozone levels. The county did receive an A for the particle pollution measure, but so did most of the other counties that were measured.
The Arreola family smelled something bad, like rotten eggs. Since they lived in Santa Maria’s St. Marie Mobile Home Park near strawberry and broccoli fields they worried about chemicals, like pesticides, being applied to fruits and vegetables growing so close to their home.
In reversing a decision by U.S. District Judge David Bunning, the Sixth District U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati faulted the Corps' failure to consider the cumulative environmental impacts of past mining, a failure of which Kentucky regulators are also guilty.
Babies with higher PFOS exposures in the womb are born smaller and sooner, reports a new study from Taiwan.
It's a grim choice: Either financial meltdown if we act decisively to halt climate change, or physical meltdown if we don't. But there is, unfortunately, a third alternative. In fact, it's the likeliest outcome by far.
While mainstream environmental organizations lick their wounds over the failure of climate-change legislation and their startling lack of diversity, people of color and those living on low incomes continue to bear the brunt of climate-change impacts.
A new study, which analyzed placentas from 217 births, found that in families at high genetic risk for having an autistic child, placentas were significantly more likely to have abnormal folds and creases.
Pregnant women who took the anti-seizure drug valproate during pregnancy increased the odds that their baby would have autism, and were roughly twice as likely to give birth to a child who would later be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, according to a recent study.
The Duluth metro area ranks among the top metropolitan areas in the nation for cleanest air, according to the annual State of the Air report released today by the American Lung Association.
The Keystone Oil Pipeline has gotten a lot of backlash from people worried about pollution from the project, including people here in Houston. Some residents in Houston's Manchester community are worried the pipeline is more of a threat to their health.
Despite growing evidence of risks, Wisconsin has issued little guidance on how endocrine disruptors in its lakes, streams and groundwater constitute danger for fish, wildlife or people. These chemicals are largely unregulated.
Konzo, a disease that comes from eating bitter cassava that has not been prepared properly - that is, soaked for days to break down its natural cyanide - has long been known to cripple children. Now researchers have found that children who have no obvious physical symptoms may still have mental deficits.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans a hearing Wednesday in Philadelphia on an Obama administration proposal to clean up gasoline and automobile emissions, one of only two public sessions nationwide on the so-called Tier 3 standards.
A report released on Wednesday by the American Lung Association finds that particle pollution levels in a three-county area near Wheeling have dropped measurably since last year's report.
The San Diego region again received failing marks for its air quality from the American Lung Association despite achieving steady declines in pollution, a paradox that illustrates the complex and evolving nature of environmental standards.
Nine of California's communities most heavily burdened by pollution are in the Bay Area, according to a statewide map released Tuesday and designed to point to areas in need of cleanup.
As a society, all of us must use antibiotics only when they are really needed. This restriction, however, should also be followed by the livestock industry, which gives tons of the same drugs used to cure illnesses in humans to food animals even when they aren’t sick.
Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, suggests new research based on close to 700,000 babies born in Denmark.
California’s Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out “Cal Enviroscreen” which helps pinpoint communities that may be particularly vulnerable to pollution. And it’s not just for wonks.