The latest National Climate Assessment projects a rise in heat-related deaths and billions of dollars in economic damage by century's end.
Tag: Air Pollution/Toxic Exposure
President Trump blames deadly blazes on state mismanagement of the forests, drawing outrage from a firefighters labor leader.
Car companies got more regulatory relief than they bargained for after they asked the administration to ease mileage requirements.
Weakened rules on how public lands may be used have spurred a surge in the leasing of parcels for oil and gas drilling
An analysis finds that premature deaths each year related to ozone and fine particulate matter fell by nearly half over two decades
A hat-trick for the energy industry: The Trump administration is once again turning energy industry hopes into reality, with a plan to make it easier for oil and gas wells to leak methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. Coral Davenport of The New York Times reports that the [...]
There's a new Marlboro Man, and she's an Instagram influencer: Actually, there are many, according to a petition filed by public health advocacy groups asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate tobacco companies' use of social media campaigns to lure young customers. "The tobacco companies are engaging in the same marketing [...]
Up to 1,400 Premature Deaths a Year Predicted Due to Trump Plan for Easing Pollution Controls on Power Plants
Proposal to rewrite pollution rules for coal-fired power plants would increase greenhouse gas emissions and harm public health, according to the EPA's own analysis.
Internal emails reveal concerns raised by agency experts about the Trump administration's ideas for regulating the carcinogen.
Food-borne diseases cause about 9.4 million illnesses in the U.S. each year. When it comes to outbreaks of things like salmonella, listeria and E. coli, chicken is the leading culprit, with pork and seeded vegetables close behind.
President Trump tweeted that selling 3-D printed guns to the public “doesn’t seem to make much sense!” But his administration agreed to a settlement in June allowing online publication of gun blueprints by a company called Defense Distributed.
Coming to blows over "breast is best": In one of the more bizarre international incidents involving the Trump administration, U.S. officials strong-armed would-be sponsors of a World Health Assembly resolution that called for supporting breastfeeding and limiting misleading marketing of substitutes, Andrew Jacobs of The New York Times writes. The [...]
The Ocean State v. Big Oil: Rhode Island, which has more than 400 miles of coastline, has become the first state in the country to sue oil companies for the cost of protecting itself from rising seas. More than a dozen cities and counties in four other states have filed similar [...]