Wastewater treatment plants that take runoff from drug manufacturing sites are laced with anti-fungals, anti-histamines, anti-inflammatories and other drugs.

In its deadly resurgence, black lung disease is more common among Appalachia’s coal miners than previously reported by government research, which relied on voluntary testing of working miners.  A new set of studies uncovered a “relentless and increasing progression of…

The EPA’s Science Advisory Board is re-thinking Scott Pruitt’s plan to restrict the agency’s use of scientific studies to those using public data. In a memo, SAB working group members wrote that the “Secret Science” rule could remove “legal, ethical, and peer-reviewed…

Wildfires are getting more frequent and more severe, leaving US communities like Montana’s Missoula and Seeley Lake with dangerously smoky summers that have an elusive impact on residents’ long-term health. After a major fire in 2017, children were relocated to a makeshift…

210,000 barrels of crude oil are produced each day in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The lead-laced soot spewing from those plants, plus pollution from petrochemical plants and asphalt factories, have seen residents endure oil spills, acid rain, gas flares and hospitals…

Hundreds of millions of dollars in damages have been awarded to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a diaper bag staple, Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. Their lawyers convinced juries that tiny talc particles could make their way through a woman’s…

The eruption of Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii’s most active volcano, last Thursday triggered strong earthquakes and sent lava spewing out of fissures opening up in the ground.

Yesterday, a southern Pakistani city may have seen the hottest April day ever reliably recorded. Temperatures in Nawabshah soared Monday at 122.4 degrees, brought on by a "sprawling heat dome" over the northern Indian Ocean, writes Jason Samenow. Nawabshah's March high, 113…

Warmer weather is helping drive a surge in diseases transmitted via mosquitos, ticks and fleas in the US, which have more than tripled in the US in recent years, according to the CDC.

Fresh WHO data shows that 9 in 10 people breathe air laced with high levels of pollutants, and a shocking 7 million people die annually because of it—the vast majority in low and middle-income countries.