In 2016, shocking lead levels were found in 5-year-old Mikaila’s blood. In keeping with the agency’s decades-old pattern of neglect, her landlord—the New York City Housing Authority—doubled down to deny the findings.   For decades Nycha, landlord to 400,000, has challenged…

Exposure to vehicle pollution in the first year of life ups the risk of childhood obesity, found a new study tracking over 2,000 children in Southern California. The findings add to research linking toxic air to low birth weight, birth defects and crib deaths.

Germany’s widespread drought is causing chaos for the country’s shipping and agricultural industries. This year, some areas saw their warmest-ever summer and lowest-ever rainfall this year, and the country's grain harvest is expected to plummet by over 10 million tons below…

Human activity has accelerated the decline of wildlife populations to an astonishing degree, according to a World Wildlife Fund report released this week.

33 million people land in emergency rooms globally each year because of asthma attacks caused by air pollution, according to research published this week. The study is the first to quantify the global burden of asthma linked to unhealthy air. Asthma affects about 358…

Imagine giving birth in the midst of one of Asia’s largest landfills.   That was the reality for 18-year-old Sairoh, who lives in Bantar Gebang, a landfill where much of the trash tossed by Jakarta residents ends up. As she waited for a midwife to come to help her, “…she…

The cobalt fueling every lithium-ion rechargeable battery—from smartphones to laptops—“is not awash in cerulean hues. Instead, it is smeared in misery and blood,” writes Siddharth Kara.   Kara, a Harvard School of Public Health visiting scientist, documented 31 cobalt…

With scant resources and a tight timeframe—just over a decade—to reach 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, a “nexus approach” could unlock solutions to multiple challenges simultaneously.

In Karachi, the scarcity of government-supplied water has given way to a lucrative “water tanker mafia” enabled by paid-off water board officials, police and landlords.

World hunger is rising, driven by extreme weather tied to climate change, a UN report released today warned.