With Ethiopian crash, toll at 346 in five months: At least 27 airlines have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after 157 people were killed when one crashed in Ethiopia Sunday. A growing list of countries--including China, the U.K., Australia, Indonesia and Singapore--have banned the planes from their airspace, [...]
Environmental divide : In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment of the chemical ethylene oxide, marking it as a cancer-causing agent and dramatically lowering the acceptable threshold for healthy air. What happened after that, as explained by Sharon Lerner in The Intercept, illustrates the racialized nature of environmental regulation [...]
An epidemic of advanced black lung disease spread over Appalachia, killing more and more coal miners, while regulators sat on their hands
Consumer advocates fault U.S. investigators for withholding information on two widely sold products determined to be lacking a promised ingredient.
The latest National Climate Assessment projects a rise in heat-related deaths and billions of dollars in economic damage by century's end.
Administration officials blame mismanagement of forests and "radical environmentalists" for massive California blazes.
President Trump blames deadly blazes on state mismanagement of the forests, drawing outrage from a firefighters labor leader.
Weakened rules on how public lands may be used have spurred a surge in the leasing of parcels for oil and gas drilling
Authorities told JUUL and four other makers of e-cigarettes that they have 60 days to submit a plan addressing the problem, while also sending more than 1,300 warning letters to retailers that it said illegally sold e-cigarette products to teens.
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 [...]
Internal emails reveal concerns raised by agency experts about the Trump administration's ideas for regulating the carcinogen.
Vodka toasts for gun rights group: Several prominent Russians, including people said to be in Putin's inner circle or powerful within the Russian Orthodox Church, met with officials of the National Rifle Association in Moscow and elsewhere during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a McClatchy report.