As global climate change begins to make a home in the United States in the form of rising seas, punishing storms, and more intense rainfall, the federal government underestimates the flood risk for 245,984 households and properties in Illinois, a wide-ranging scientific analysis shows.
The Kehoe paradigm assumes a lack of risk unless proven otherwise. Here's why that's a problem, and how people are working to find a better way.
Were people worried about a pandemic before COVID-19? Hardly, according to a study of global attitudes
If you asked people, today, to name the biggest global threats, it is likely that just about everyone would put pandemics on the top of the list. But that wasn't the case before Coronavirus came into existence. Far from it, actually.
Degradation of the planet's natural systems is the most worrisome threat to social and political stability in the next 10 years, according to the World Economic Forum's annual survey.
Health officials in "Cancer Alley" will study if living near a controversial chemical plant causes cancer
A new study in the journal Environmental Research shows children who were exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollution were more anxious.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
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.