Health May 22

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington. Photo by Ting Shen/Reuters
Children’s health research at risk over lack of EPA funding

Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the EPA will not commit to their continued funding.

Politics Feb 14

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler addresses staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by Ting Shen/Reuters
EPA announces plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water

Under strong pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will move ahead this year with a process that could lead to setting a safety threshold for a group of highly toxic chemicals in drinking water.

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