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Frustrated Advocates Increasingly Turn to the Courts to Fight Climate Change

A rising tide of climate-related lawsuits across the U.S. could represent an important new front in the fight to limit harm from a warming planet, and force energy companies to foot the bill for measures to address it. But against the staunch opposition of energy producers and federal agencies also targeted in some of the suits, it's uncertain how much impact the litigation will have.

Environment

Study Raises Concern About E-Cigarette Waste

A new study found significant quantities of litter from vaping devices in high school parking lots, prompting environmental concerns.

Environment

Even at Legal Levels, Contaminants Found in Tap Water Are a Cancer Risk

A recent study found that contaminants in tap water could cause 100,000 cases of cancer over the course of 70 years.

Consumer Protection

The Breath Test: Consumers Pop Air Monitors in Their Shopping Carts, But Do They Really Work?

Downtown Sacramento on Nov. 9, 2018, shrouded in smoke from the Camp Fire 90 miles away (Photo by Marjie Lundstrom) For a huge swath of Northern California, the air suddenly became hazardous last November. Thick smoke from the most destructive wildfire in state history was delivering a secondary [...]

Environment

No Verdict in Sight on Safety of Crumb Rubber Fields, Prompting Angst All Around

More than three years after federal agencies launched their investigation of crumb rubber fields, they have yet to issue any safety findings--frustrating parents, coaches, and the recycling industry.