The 68th World Health Assembly wrapped up yesterday in Geneva with WHO Director General Margaret Chan hailing several “landmark resolutions and decisions,” and critics still pointing out needed reforms.

In Lebanon, the arrival of almost 1.5 million Syrian refugees has crippled a poorly managed water infrastructure that was already reeling from decades of over-pumping.

South Africa’s mines yield coal, diamonds, gold and platinum but also silicosis and pollution and contribute to the spread of TB among miners working closely together underground.

The numbers in a new IMF report make the case: $5.3 trillion in energy subsidies worldwide; 3.7 million premature deaths linked to outdoor air pollution. Drawing on the report, a New York Times editorial argues that the costs of subsidizing fossil fuels—in money and lives…

A new Wyoming law that restricts data collection on rural lands is pitting environmental advocates against ranchers. The legislation makes it a crime to “preserve information in any form” that will be shared with the federal government. The law’s backers claim that…

Tests on wastewater before and after treatment at a Milwaukee-area plant showed that an anti-epileptic drug and an antibiotic came out at significantly higher concentrations than they went in. Counter-intuitive though it may seem, the tiny-celled organisms that clean water…

After 12 years of secrecy, the US military has answered a lingering question from the Iraq War. A declassified report released by the Army last week—after repeated requests by The New York Times—identified the contents of leaking barrels discovered in a warehouse in 2003…

The West Moberly First Nations earlier this week sent British Columbia’s legislature coolers full of bull trout with elevated levels of mercury. The delivery was not only proof of damage done by a dam built in 1968, but also a protest against BC Hydro starting construction…

Over 620 NGOs united to warn that the UN’s post-2015 development agenda is poised to water down water and sanitation goals. After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) failed to meet its sanitation targets, water justice groups are trying to ensure that the new…

Poor rural communities bear the brunt of pollution associated with fracking wells in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania, according to a new study in Applied Geography. Vulnerable populations are more likely to deal with hydraulic fracturing in their community and…