Climate change threatens our ability to protect Minnesotans against the dangers of air pollution and increased allergens and asthma triggers linked to warmer summers, extreme weather and smoke from wildfires. This is especially true of the most vulnerable Minnesotans — the young, the elderly and those living with lung disease.
The Environmental Protection Agency is appealing to leaders in minority communities, saying they will see some of the biggest benefits from cutting carbon pollution from power plants.
For many scientists, educators, environmental activists and citizens, the topic of global warming and climate change is alarming. Many agree change is the offset – change in how we live, our legislation and how people are educated about the issue.
Two in every five women giving birth in Scotland are overweight or actually obese. New figures out today shine a light on the crisis hitting maternity hospitals north of the Border.
Five years after going to court, 394 residents of Qingpuling Village in southeast China’s Fujian Province finally won a lawsuit against a local waste processing plant which was found to emit cancer-causing dioxins.
Children born to women who took antidepressants during pregnancy are statistically more likely to develop attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The World Health Organization says there should be a ban on the use of e-cigarettes indoors and that sales to children should stop. In a report the health body says there must be no more claims that the devices can help smokers quit - until there is firm evidence to support this.
Most nations help people be free of tobacco addiction. Now the WHO wants a ban on indoor use of 'electronic nicotine delivery systems,' or e-cigarettes, as well as their sale to children. A global meeting in October should endorse such steps.
We all want economic and energy security. But recklessly ramping up U.S. oil and gas production is not the answer. Yet, a controversial new extraction technology known as "fracking" has fueled a recent explosion in domestic oil and gas development. And safeguards have not kept pace.
A court in Fukushima has ruled that Tokyo Electric Power Co., the Japanese nuclear power plant operator, can be held responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster.
The first research into the effects of oil and gas development on babies born near wells has found potential health risks.
Today, nearly all of Florida's oranges are still squeezed for juice. But there are fewer oranges. The main reason Florida oranges are down is the scourge of citrus greening, a disease that's affected nearly every orange grove in the state.
We generate 300 billion pounds of synthetic chemicals each year in the U.S. alone, and an average American uses more than 1,500 pounds of chemical products. Synthetic chemicals are poisoning our bodies from the moment of conception. What are we going to do about it?
A year after the Minamata Convention on Mercury was agreed in southwestern Japan, Japanese industries from smelters to cement makers are digging in to fight storage costs and emission curbs the still-pending treaty would impose.
Northern Ireland is facing a potential rickets epidemic unless food poverty is addressed, a senior medical professional has said. A disease associated with poverty, rickets affects bone development in children and can lead to deformities such as bow legs.
A study by researchers in Fukushima prefecture found 57 minors in the prefecture have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer so far and another 46 are showing symptoms that suggest they may also have the disease.
Lead contamination up to 13 times the level authorities consider safe has been found in some of Sydney’s busiest suburbs, raising health fears for thousands of children.
The last thing veteran shrimp fisherman Jack Hill expected to catch when he participated in efforts to clean up the massive Deepwater Horizon blowout of April 20, 2010 was cancer.
Cutting carbon emissions from sources like power plants and vehicles can lower asthma rates and other health problems, a new study finds.
India's annual health survey shows increases of acute respiratory infection (ARI) among children -- from 6.5 % in 2011 to 15.9% in 2013. In the northwest Jaipur district, 37.2% of children are suffering from ARI. Health experts see the increases as a dangerous trend.