E.P.A. to Limit Science Used t...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, overriding protests from scientists and physicians who say the new rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking.

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Climate Change Affects Student...

Nov 7, 2019 by

Education is a fundamental right, codified in the constitutions of nearly half of the 50 states including California and in international law.

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Why New Delhi’s air is always ...

Nov 5, 2019 by

India’s capital city of New Delhi has been making headlines this week for its abysmal air quality as the concentration of particulate matter reached above 400 micrograms per cubic meter, 20 times the levels deemed healthy by the World Health Organization and the worst the city has seen since 2016.

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How Washington keeps America s...

Nov 4, 2019 by

Food is closely linked to health, yet federal nutrition research is underfunded, even as the costs of diet-related diseases are skyrocketing. Does Washington hold the key to solving the obesity crisis?

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E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing...

Nov 4, 2019 by

The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the seepage of toxic pollution into water supplies from the ash of coal burning power plants, a change that coal industry leaders say could keep plants open longer and which environmental groups fear will increase the risk of water contamination.

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Japanese Fisheries Collapsed D...

Nov 1, 2019 by

Scientists announced today that pesticide use on rice fields led to the collapse of a nearby fishery in Lake Shinji, Japan, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

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Even Louisiana’s Wealthier Nei...

Nov 1, 2019 by

Industrial development usually targets poor communities, but Ascension Parish is one of the richest, and most toxic, places in Louisiana. Some residents say the financial benefits of living there outweigh the risks.

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E.P.A. Set to Roll Back Rules ...

Oct 31, 2019 by

The Trump administration is expected to roll back an Obama-era regulation to limit dangerous heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fired power plants, according to two people familiar with the plans.

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Wildfires Are Making Californi...

Oct 31, 2019 by

A new study examines the human health costs of the fires.

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TOP U.S. TOXICOLOGIST WAS BARR...

Oct 24, 2019 by

THE WIDESPREAD ENVIRONMENTAL contaminants known as PFAS cause multiple health problems in people, according to Linda Birnbaum, who retired as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program earlier this month.

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6 Years After Exxon’s Oi...

Oct 24, 2019 by

In sealed depositions, Mayflower residents describe illnesses, property damage and a smell that still haunts them. Some say they felt pressured to sign settlements.

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Sulfur pollution from coal and...

Oct 23, 2019 by

If humans created an emissions hall of shame, which pollutants would you nominate?

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To Treat Chronic Ailments, Fix...

Oct 23, 2019 by

For many patients, the right food may be the best medicine.

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As the Planet Warms, Diseases ...

Oct 21, 2019 by

As illnesses like Valley fever emerge in new areas, health officials keep residents informed instead of in fear.

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DOCUMENTS REVEAL HOSPITAL INDU...

Oct 17, 2019 by

INVESTOR-OWNED HOSPITALS are leading the fight against the creation of a comprehensive, universal health care system, according to corporate filings reviewed by MapLight and The Intercept.

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EPA Boss, a Former Koch Exec, ...

Oct 17, 2019 by

A former Koch Industries chemicals expert appointed by the Trump administration to run the Environmental Protection Agency’s research office participated in conversations about the safety of formaldehyde even though he said he would recuse himself due to his conflict of interest, Politico reports.

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Air Pollution Is Linked to Mis...

Oct 14, 2019 by

A new study published on Monday adds to growing evidence of the negative health effects of air pollution on pregnant women and their fetuses.

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Pollution, anxiety, and death:...

Oct 12, 2019 by

If you’ve ever said “Donald Trump makes me sick,” it was probably a metaphorical statement. Or was it?

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The Country’s “Most Polluted A...

Oct 10, 2019 by

“This is political retribution against California, plain and simple.”

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How the US could afford ‘Medic...

Oct 9, 2019 by

Health care is Americans’ number-one priority, based on recent polls, so it’s no wonder it’s been a hot topic in the Democratic primary.

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Particulate Matter Air Polluti...

Oct 8, 2019 by

Air pollution is a complicated mixture that includes both invisible gases and solid particles or liquid droplets that float in the air. These pollutants are everywhere—in your home and workplace, in your neighborhood park, near busy (and not-so busy) roadways. And they can make us very sick.

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Court: Trump’s EPA Can’t...

Oct 2, 2019 by

A Trump-appointed judge was involved in the ruling. Without a strong plan for cutting coal power plant emissions, meeting ozone requirements gets much harder.

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Executive Order Creates Influe...

Sep 27, 2019 by

On Sept. 19, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order, “Modernizing Influenza Vaccines in the United State to Promote National Security and Public Health.

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Opioids and Opiates Addiction ...

Sep 27, 2019 by

The symptoms of opioid dependence and opioid addiction are different, although they will intersect in many cases. It’s important to understand that if you are experiencing an opiate or opioid addiction, you need to seek treatment as soon as possible.

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Melting permafrost in the Arct...

Sep 26, 2019 by

The consequences of climate change can be weird and apocalyptic.

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Up from the ashes

Sep 25, 2019 by

Could a solar-powered uprising reshape Puerto Rico?

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Vaccine Mandates for Everyone,...

Sep 20, 2019 by

In the United States, those who are vaccine risk-aware have much to be concerned about right now.

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Vaccine Mandates for Everyone,...

Sep 17, 2019 by

In the United States, those who are vaccine risk-aware have much to be concerned about right now.

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America is in the midst of a l...

Sep 11, 2019 by

Since the Flint drinking water crisis erupted five years ago, Americans have realized that many cities and towns struggle to ensure safe water.

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EPA publishes draft permit for...

Sep 3, 2019 by

Agency proposes to allow industrial ocean fish farm discharge of untreated fish waste and other toxins directly into Gulf of Mexico

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