That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water sources in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
A 1994 report was a wake-up call that hospitals needed to rethink their environmental footprint, especially since health care is “the one sector of our economy that has healing as its mission.”…
By Courtney Vinopal
Rats could get access to an all-you-can-eat buffet of garbage during the government shutdown as uncollected trash piles up.
By Jamie Leventhal
The Trump administration is partially rolling back an Obama-era rule on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants, saying the health benefits of restricting mercury, which causes birth defects, brain damage and learning disabilities, are outweighed by the regulation's cost. The…
By Laura Santhanam
Gun violence, prolonged mental trauma for children and the ongoing opioid crisis were just a few of the major health stories that captured national attention this year.
By Jamie Leventhal
Many Americans will toss their mountainous pile of holiday waste into the recycling bin, which can do more harm than good. Here's how to properly dispose of holiday wrappings, decorations and Christmas lights.
By Nsikan Akpan
It may be time to reconsider the use of some spray sanitizers.
Unless we immediately reduce the burning of coal and oil and gas that drive up global temperatures, a new UN report warns the world will suffer tremendous consequences as early as 2040. William Brangham talks with Rafe Pomerance of the…
While The Ocean Cleanup has been hailed as one solution for ocean plastic pollution, some researchers have expressed concern.
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