The EPA is considering a rule that would limit what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift would bar his work mapping child lead poisoning.
A majority of respondents said they would favor candidates who support more regulation to protect drinking water, and two thirds believe water quality will be an issue in the next general election.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered state regulators to rework a long-awaited pollution permit related to Minntac's leaking 1960s-era waste tailings basin, saying it might need tougher standards to protect local waters.
Chemicals leaking from millions of computer screens in homes, offices and schools could damage human health, according to research by Chinese scientists.
Critically ill Americans' access to life-saving medical treatment is in jeopardy as states' regulators crack down on cancer-causing pollution.
Millions of fluorescent light ballasts containing PCBs probably remain in schools and day care centers across the U.S. four decades after the chemicals were banned over concerns that they could cause cancer and other illnesses.
People behind spiked products have operated with impunity, in part because the business has boomed so fast that regulators haven't caught up while drug enforcement agents have higher priorities.
The brain-harming metal is discharged directly into the river and carried to it on air currents. Some argue authorities are doing too little to stop both routes of pollution.
"The scary part is that most people who fish are not aware of these advisories although there are notices with fish and wildlife agencies"
"Texas claims to be very sympathetic to property rights. On the other hand, they support oil and gas. What this project has exposed is that these two priorities are not equal."
EHN.org investigation finds regulatory push to discredit independent evidence of harm while favoring pro-industry science despite significant shortcomings.