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In the shadows of Corpus Christi's Refinery Row,a parable of redevelopment and race.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:00
Hillcrest is squeezed between the port and the interstate, hemmed in by oil tanks on one side and miles of refineries on another.

The E.P.A.’s top 10 toxic threats, and industry’s pushback.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:00
The Environmental Protection Agency has published a list of 10 toxic threats it will evaluate first under a law passed last year intended to crack down on hazardous chemicals.

Why has the E.P.A. shifted on toxic chemicals?

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00
An industry insider helps call the shots.

Report: Pollution kills 3 times more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

Contaminants taint some NE Ohio water, but EPA says safe to drink.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Potentially carcinogenic byproducts from improperly treated drinking water were found in three Northeast Ohio water systems in 2014-2015, according to a new report by an environmental research group.

EPA plans to conduct further testing for radioactive waste at West Lake Landfill.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
The announcement came as good news to area residents, who have long worried that that contamination has damaged their health.

North Carolina scientists uncovered Cape Fear River GenX story.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Two EPA chemists based in North Carolina are part of an international scientific movement tracking industrial chemicals of concern.

Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
The popular trend of raising backyard chickens in U.S. cities and suburbs is bringing with it a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases, at least one of them fatal.

The loneliest polar bear.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
Read about the struggles of Nora, the beloved polar bear, and the impact humans are having on polar bears in the Arctic.

Pollution: Air and water pollution are Killing millions of Americans.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:00
In one of the most extensive reports of its kind, environmental health experts have estimated that nine million premature deaths worldwide - 16% of all deaths - were linked to pollution in 2015, with the majority of deaths coming from air pollution.

Glyphosate: WHO cancer agency edited out "non-carcinogenic" findings.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
When the International Agency for Research on Cancer assessed the best-selling weedkiller glyphosate, significant changes were made between a draft of its report and the published version. The agency won't say who made the changes or why.

Health watchdog finds lead in Infowars diet supplements.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Alex Jones, conspiracy theory and dietary supplement monger, has been accused of being a snake oil salesman. But two of the elixirs he pushes in his Infowars online shop appear to be significantly more dangerous than reptile grease.

Chemists are uncovering how and why marine organisms synthesize flame-retardant-like molecules.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Using genetic and other techniques, the researchers are gaining a better handle on the compounds’ origins and risks.

Puerto Rico's environmental catastrophe.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Hurricane Maria has exposed and intensified the island’s ecological crisis and its human consequences. Can it build a sustainable future?

Analysis: Measuring public health impacts after disasters.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Epidemiologists study disease outbreaks in populations to determine who gets sick and why. In the wake of this year's hurricanes, they are assessing impacts from mold, toxic leaks and other threats.

Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster.

Could San Francisco get the oil industry to pay for climate change?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Engineering a solution to the rising tides will be enormously expensive. Which is why the city thinks someone else should pay for it. Like, say, Big Petroleum.

Craft: EPA administrator should see Houston's post-Harvey pollution firsthand.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Ignoring science, weakening protections and crossing our fingers that the next storm does not target the Gulf Coast will not get the job done.

Toxic firefighting chemicals 'the most seminal public health challenge.'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
A U.S. environmental official says PFAS chemicals found in firefighting foam are contaminating water supplies.

Mr. Trump outdoes himself in picking a conflicted regulator.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:00
The nominee to lead the E.P.A. chemicals office is a threat to public health.