Let's get asbestos ban through Congress now

The time for legislative maneuvering and the escaping of accountability for this environmental hazard, has passed.

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Wildfire smoke is dangerous. Here's how to protect yourself.

Smoke spreads misery, including health problems, far beyond fire zones. Wildfire smoke, which can include toxic substances from burned buildings, has been linked to serious health problems.

Diet by DNA: How tech is changing what it means to eat healthy

Eschewing a “one-size-fits-all" approach to health and wellness, tech companies are digging into DNA to create personalized diet plans.

A critical fight for the rights of nature

Los Cedros Reserve, one of Earth’s most biodiverse habitats, could be wiped out by mining. A court could save it — and set a precedent for the planet.

What happens when a wildfire meets a pandemic

The potential dangers of smoke mingling with the coronavirus in people's lungs have doctors worried.

L.A. Council votes to mull supporting closure of natural gas storage facility

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to consider a resolution to have the state conduct a study on closing a natural gas storage facility in the Playa Del Rey neighborhood.


Government spent big on treatment for chemical weapons exposure. The company that makes it won’t say if it works

A Post examination found that Emergent last year quietly began to recall tens of thousands of Trobigard units from foreign buyers and removed Trobigard from the official product line on its website and in its securities filings.


New experiments measure how much plastic is in our bodies

We know we’re ingesting plastic every day. But what happens to it is still a mystery. Scientists are now trying to figure out how much is staying in our organs, and what the long-term health effects might be.

Big Pharma's COVID-19 profiteers

How the race to develop treatments and a vaccine will create a historic windfall for the industry — and everyone else will pay the price.

Toxic legacy comes to light with claims that Union Carbide failed to report landfill

As details emerge about a toxic site, WV's Davis Creek joins communities around the Ohio Valley dealing with a legacy of waste from chemical manufacturing.

Climate science has a blind spot when it comes to heat waves in Southern Africa

Centered in the equatorial tropics, Africa is the world's hottest continent, and millions of people there are facing a growing threat from deadly heat waves. But no one knows how many people have died or been seriously affected in other ways by extreme heat because the impacts have been poorly tracked.

Global data reveals inequality of pandemic travel

A snapshot of transportation patterns during six months of coronavirus points to divergent future paths for cities.
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Climate change will continue to widen gaps in food security, new study finds

Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.

The chemical BPA is widespread on beaches around the world

"When we lie on the beach, we're not only lying on a bed of sand but a bed of plastics."

Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

If you want to talk about the inequality in our economy, COVID-19, race, and silent violence in our cities, you need to start with environmental injustice.

Our plastic planet

While climate change remains environmental issue #1, the worries over plastic in our water, soil, food, and bodies continue to grow.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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