The potential harm from fracking to the environment and local communities is polarizing. Opponents of fracking argue water contamination and air pollution warrant stricter regulation and in some cases, a complete ban.
By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. Ten tons of plastic are produced every second. Sooner or later, a tenth of that will end up in the oceans. Coca-Cola says it wants to do something about it - but does it really?
PITTSBURGH—Three weeks after a Christmas Eve fire at U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works plant resulted in levels of sulfur dioxide in the air that exceed Clean Air Act standards for safety, a local physician has observed an increase in asthma exacerbations among elementary school students who live near the plant.
Evidence suggests chemicals like pesticides and phthalates may be linked to serious diseases like obesity, diabetes, brain disorders and fertility problems. It's detailed in Dr. Leonardo Trasande's new book, "Sicker, Fatter, Poorer.