The Trump administration on Thursday gave the go-ahead to new oil-drilling leases on federal land in California, mostly around petroleum-rich Bakersfield but also in less-obvious spots in the Sierra foothills, such as near Yosemite National Park.
Putting 'health of all species' in danger, Trump EPA proposal guts restrictions on toxic herbicide linked to birth defects
Environmental and public health advocacy groups expressed alarm Friday after the Trump administration moved to increase the allowable level in U.S. waterways of atrazine, a common herbicide linked to hermaphroditic amphibians and birth defects, cancer, and other harmful health effects in humans.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice today of its intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly "failing to protect Hawaiian waters contaminated by plastic pollution."
Sweetheart deal to industry comes as extinction crisis accelerates.
The Trump administration has given the go-ahead for agricultural operations to spray antibiotics on nearly a half-million acres of Florida citrus, a move some scientists warn could increase the problem of antibiotic resistance in people and in the environment.
Advocacy groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday over what they call the biased makeup of a wildlife advisory council.
The survival of several threatened and endangered species in North Carolina became even more precarious this week, as government officials published preliminary decisions on the red wolf, dwarf wedgemussel and yellow lance mussel.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.