In East Harlem, families live with traffic exhaust, cockroaches, and mold. Kids there are three times more likely to suffer an asthma attack that sends them to an ER.
Research conducted on Cabbage Hill shows emission controls for mercury at the Boardman Coal Plant are also helping to curb other cancer-causing pollutants in the area.
A range of factors, including a loophole in the latest school nutrition guidelines and a new fruit requirement, could be making school breafasts a lot sweeter.
A pregnant woman's exposure to BPA may potentially increase the risk of delivering babies with low birth weights, according to a new study from China.
An upcoming Environmental Protection Agency ruling that would further reduce ground-level ozone levels has prompted a backlash from one of the nation’s largest business groups.
The study included two areas of the city of Kapur — Ramadevi and Civil Lines. Ramadevi is considered highly polluted due to vehicular emission whereas Civil Lines is the least polluted area of the city.
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory, tucked in the hills between the San Fernando and Simi valleys, might be putting the health of thousands of Los Angeles and Ventura County residents at risk.
This video highlights some of the voices of a campaign engaging North Carolina students involved in the effort to get Charlotte and Durham Public school systems in North Carolina powered by 100% renewable electricity.
The carmaker is not the only company poisoning the air. Yet still our government blocks effective legislation.
The pope has decried our throwaway society and its impact on the poor. In Washington, D.C., one neighborhood has waged a three-decade fight over garbage.
State officials had good news to share at Monday's meeting of a citizens advocacy group: childhood cancer rates in the township fell slightly below the state average from 2010 to 2013.
Efforts to add iron to fish sauce in Vietnam and bouillon cubes in West Africa are examples of a new trend in fortification of food.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and its generic competitors, is losing its appeal to farmers and the general public.
Clout can be defined in many ways. In California's parched Central Valley farmlands, it's the ability to secure water.
A fire smoldering underneath a landfill north of St. Louis since 2010 could reach radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project in as little as three months, according to a report released by Missouri’s attorney general.
Today, most scientists believe that there is no single cause of autism, but that genetics and abnormalities in brain structure or function may play a role.
An oil field linked to chronic respiratory illnesses in South Los Angeles has moved a step closer to resuming operations by paying $144,250 to settle air quality violations.
Cutting against right-wing hype, some moderate House Republicans press for modest steps to address global warming.
More than one in three American kids will eat fast food today, a new government report says.
Three industry groups and Montana today pressed federal appeals judges to reverse U.S. EPA's determinations that three geographic areas failed to meet its air standard for sulfur dioxide, a harmful gas.