Experts say that more than a decade of research—including several new studies—makes it clear that existing buffer zones from oil and gas wells are inadequate to protect public health. Now, political pressure to push oil and gas wells as far as a half-mile from homes and other buildings is peaking across the country, over industry alarm that such measures amount to a de facto ban on drilling.
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Nurses and other health care workers hold their own counter-protests, urging people to go home and continue with social distancing.
The shooting massacre in Odessa, Texas, highlighted gaps in the system of background checks. The shooter's effort to buy a gun from a licensed dealer was rejected, so he turned to private market instead.
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 [...]
Convenience, selection and quick delivery have made Amazon a trusted brand. But a team of Wall Street Journal reporters found thousands of products for sale on Amazon that wouldn’t be permitted on the shelves of big box stores because they had been deemed unsafe or were outright banned by federal regulators.
Food and Drug Administration for the second time proposes a series of graphic warning labels for cigarette packs and advertising, but could face another legal challenge from the tobacco industry
Many Americans live within a city block of aging, natural gas storage wells that lack safety features to prevent major leaks.
The Bottle Blues: Coca-Cola Parts Ways With Plastics Group Over Differing Agendas, PepsiCo Plans To Follow
Big soda companies, pressured to reduce plastic use, back away from lobbying firm tied to group opposing bag bans.
New members of EPA science advisory panels, including some with industry ties, were not not properly screened for ethical conflicts, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Driver-assistance technology is becoming more common. Major carmakers have pledged to make automated emergency braking standard on all vehicles by 2022, for example. But technical barriers, plus the general unease of consumers, make full automation a farther reach, despite what Elon Musk may say.