Life-saving drinking water disinfectants have a “dark side”

Disinfecting drinking water against pathogens is necessary, but by-products from the process are a ubiquitous — and likely growing — problem across the U.S. Solutions exist, though.

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Here are the Trump environmental rule changes that Biden might target

Many were cheered by industry, coastal advocates but opposed by environment, health interests.


Flint residents unimpressed by Snyder charges linked to lead poisoning

Snyder pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one-year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.


What does a more contagious virus mean for schools?

The coronavirus variant discovered in Britain is more easily spread among children, as it is among adults. Current safeguards should protect schools, experts said, but only if strictly enforced.

An algorithm is helping a community detect lead pipes

The model had shown promise in Flint before officials rebelled. Now Toledo is using it, while incorporating more public input.

Snyder, 8 others charged in Flint water probe: 'There are no velvet ropes'

New arraignments have started in the Flint water investigation as Attorney General Dana Nessel's office has started filing criminal charges.


Air pollution could be linked to higher prevalence of anemia among children in India

Exposure to high levels of air pollutants may be linked to anaemia among children under five years of age in India, according to a new study by researchers from IIT-Delhi and Harvard University.


Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

"Prevention is the cure for child/teen cancer." This is the welcoming statement on a website called 'TheReasonsWhy.Us', where families affected by childhood cancers can sign up for a landmark new study into the potential environmental causes.

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Flint families welcome water crisis charges, seek healing

"I literally could have cried," said Ariana Hawk after learning Tuesday that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and others in his administration were expected to be charged in the water crisis.


Meet some of the millions of women who migrated recently, risking everything

In fear, hope, or desperation, these women left home seeking new lives. Some found opportunity; others found more uncertainty—or worse.

How a flurry of suspicious calls set investigators on Rick Snyder’s trail

The former Michigan governor, his chief of staff, and health director were in close contact in October 2014, when Legionnaires’ disease in Flint was setting off alarm bells among officials.

Public housing and Superfund: A toxic legacy

More than 9,000 public housing properties are within a mile of a federal Superfund site.

Oil and gas industry fights new regulations in Ventura County

The county’s efforts to enact environmental safety measures are being met with fierce resistance.

Flint water crisis: Former Gov. Rick Snyder to face criminal charges

The ex-governor and several other former officials are expected to face imminent criminal charges for their role in the 2014 Flint water crisis.

Science Moms, formed by female scientists, seeks to educate other mothers about climate change

“One of the most powerful ways for us to connect over climate change is … this fundamental value that we share," said scientist Katharine Hayhoe, who is helping to lead a $10 million campaign to educate mothers around ways to combat climate change.

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