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It sounds positive, but there are a few ways the label ‘biodegradable’ may cause more problems than it solves.

Researchers have been studying nineteen year old Maritza Flores, and hundreds of other young adults in the Salinas Valley, since before they were born, trying to see what happens when farmworker's kids are exposed to pesticides very early on in their lives.

A long-dormant dam along the Housatonic river was removed recently. A dried branch of the river will now wind through a neighborhood in Pittsfield for the first time in decades.

What Joe Biden would need to do starting from Day One to correct the course of U.S. climate policy.

Expectant mothers have long been excluded from clinical trials. Some experts say this practice needs to change.

As a coal company executive Robert Murray fought mine safety rules on black lung disease. Now he seeks black lung benefits for himself.

As North America's West Coast burns, scientists are concerned marine mammals will be harmed by smoke inhalation, an unstudied phenomenon.
Representatives from the House say they believe political pressure explains why the report was softened with phrases such as “whenever possible” and “if feasible.”
A top official at the Interior Department has delayed the release of a key study of polar bears in Alaska that could affect oil and gas drilling, according to documents obtained by The Post.
The Sendai High Court said the state and the plant’s operator must pay $9.5 million to survivors of the 2011 nuclear accident. They have until mid-October to appeal to the country’s Supreme Court.
Few hospital beds, lack of equipment, a shipment of body bags in response to a request for coronavirus tests: The agency providing health care to tribal communities struggled to meet the challenge.
The C.D.C. director wanted a “no sail” order extended until February, a policy that would have upset the tourism industry in the crucial swing state of Florida.
Poland has moved closer to ending reliance on coal after the government, the country's largest mining firm and unions agreed to phase out all coal mines by 2049. But not all are convinced the timetable is fast enough.
Stopping mass species extinction is possible if the world pulls together, says leading ecologist Gerardo Ceballos in an interview with DW.
A chemical maker would pay $11.3 million for cleanup of a 350 acre Superfund site in Gloucester County, N.J., under a consent decree reached with federal and state regulators.
The U.S. Coast Guard is cleaning up pollution left behind after Hurricane Sally, including a significant amount of oil on the sand on Perdido Key.

Residents in one of Utah's least populated counties are gearing up for a vote this November on a ballot initiative that could have decades-long implications for future growth.

Youth from across the country claim federal officials are violating their rights to life, liberty, equality.

Coastal ecosystems like salt marshes sequester millions of tonnes of carbon, but have been whittled away over the decades.

The Pebble Limited Partnership's latest plan to offset the damage caused by the proposed Alaska mine is being highly criticized.

Coal plant upgrades led to a dramatic reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions. But those particles also help reflect solar heat away from the planet.

According to two separate lawsuits, Lockheed's manufacturing produced wastes like metal sludge, oils, greases, metal scraps, cyanide, and acid solutions.

A grand jury report says that officials in the Scranton School District were repeatedly told about dangerous lead levels in drinking water in at least 10 different schools.
Climate change "amplifies the threat of other threats" along the vital water corridor, said John Hartig, a visiting University of Windsor scholar.

Health, environmental, and consumer organizations challenged the Food and Drug Administration's practice of not accounting for the cumulative health effect of chemicals in the diet when allowing new chemicals in food, despite Congressional mandate put in place 60 years ago requiring the FDA to do just that.

As an election that many call pivotal for climate action grows nearer, a group of Arizona lawmakers denounced the Trump administration's rollback of the U.S. clean car standards at a virtual news conference hosted by the Sierra Club.

From environmental rollbacks to tariffs, these policies have directly and indirectly influenced the architecture, engineering, and construction trades.

All of Somerset's rivers are polluted with unacceptable levels of mercury compounds and other harmful chemicals, say the Environment Agency.

The former superintendent of a Pennsylvania school district and two other officials were charged Wednesday with felony child endangerment over allegations they covered up lead and asbestos contamination in the schools and exposed students and staff to serious health risks.

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that released more than 100 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, British Petroleum will give the state of Louisiana about $215 million for marsh habitat restoration projects.

Extinction Rebellion's sister organisation Ocean Rebellion launched a night-time protest in Weymouth against what it described as the "dirty truth of the cruise shipping industry".

Beach sands around the world are laced with the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to new research that calls attention to a less well-known source of exposure to the hormone-mimicking chemical.

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A proposal to designate PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances has been sitting at the White House for more than a year.
A new study — and photos — offer a striking look at how plastic pollution has hammered ocean and coastal ecosystems.