In the past decade, fracking has contributed to the deaths of more than a thousand people and the emission of more than a thousand tons of carbon dioxide in the Appalachian Basin.
The chemicals in our pharmaceuticals and personal care products quickly transform into different compounds when they enter the environment. Their toxic effects are relatively unknown.
A new study compares exposure to power plant emissions among communities based on race, income, and geography. Black Americans are most at risk.
Using examples from the year 2012, a new study estimates the health costs of deaths and illnesses associated with climate-sensitive events.
New climate models present a grim prediction of what would happen worldwide after a nuclear war between the United States and Russia.
The drugs can lead to drug-resistant bacteria and deadly infections.
Particulate matter in the atmosphere derives from industrial and environmental sources. The size of the particle determines how it deposits in the body and leads to different health challenges.
Reducing emissions could avert more than 300,000 deaths per year by 2050.
An analysis of nationwide housing data shows that minority households disproportionately bear the multibillion-dollar economic burden that comes from believing their water is unsafe.
These flame retardants replaced earlier chemicals known to degrade into environmentally harmful by-products. The newer compounds may do the same thing.