New report finds more than 66,000 tons of used electronics was sent to Nigeria in 2015 and 2016; about a quarter was illegal e-waste. The waste is full of toxics.
Top toxics story
Seventy percent of Americans now accept that climate change is happening, outnumbering those who don't by a 5 to 1 ratio, according to a new survey by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
18 cosmetic products found to contain high levels of mercury and other potent undeclared ingredients
The authority said that some of these products had mercury levels exceeding the permissible limit by more than 27,000 times.
A recent study in Chinese cities found a potential link between a hazardous mix of air pollutants and death rates. These findings point to the need for a new approach to assessing the dangers of urban smog in fast-industrializing parts of the developing world.
A North Side family speaks about their 5-year-old’s experience with lead poisoning as the city continues to struggle with its response to the public health crisis.
Researchers are using gene editing to develop biodegradable vaccines that protect crops from pathogens. As the world looks to feed more and more people, this and other emerging technologies hold promise for producing more food without using chemical pesticides.
Phyllis Omido has spent several years battling the Kenyan government to save a village poisoned by deadly lead from a factory. It has come at a high price for her and her family.
Report highlights lead contamination concerns.
Anyone who disregards the threats of climate change and sea-level rise “is stupid,” says retired Lieutenant General John G. Castellaw.
An exclusive OZY and SurveyMonkey Earth Day poll shows that not many people make hard choices for the environment.
State and Allegheny County Health Department are both late in updating plans to address harmful particulate matter pollution
Pesticides residues are found on about 70% of tested produce; new research suggests this exposure could impact fertility