Over 50 years after a disastrous blowout, a Netherlands natural-gas reserve still leaks methane into nearby aquifers.

Mothers living near fracking sites are more likely to give birth to unhealthy babies.

The US relies on an archaic, hazardous method of destroying old armaments with outdoor burning and detonation, wafting toxic chemicals into residential communities, reveals a sprawling ProPublica investigation.The interactive series maps the country’s open burning sites by…

Hurricane Harvey picked up and spread around scores of toxic chemicals in Houston, home to 6.5 million residents and 500 industrial sites—drawing attention to chemical-related health risks new and old.Oil refineries, hazardous waste sites and abandoned Superfund sites…

More than 1 billion pounds of garbage pile up each year globally.In fast-growing African cities, improper garbage disposal spurs epidemics of malaria, yellow fever, and 2 recent outbreaks of Lassa fever in Lagos—now Africa’s largest city at 21 million people.

1 in 10 in Indonesia’s North Kayong province live on less than $1 a day, and scores pay for scarce medical care through illegal logging in the Gunung Palung National Park.Tackling the problem for over a decade, non-profit Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI) blends “healthcare,…

In an unusual move, the editorial board of a small academic journal called for disciplinary action against its publisher for prioritizing “corporate interests over independent science in the public interest.”  

Across the US, African American and low-income communities near oil and natural gas refineries are at disproportionate health risks from airborne pollutants, finds a new analysis. The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the NAACP report, quantifying environmental racism in “…

Pollutants’ impact is likely multi-generational, according to epigeneticists tracking how pollutants alter gene regulation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Without changing the DNA code, epigenetic changes dictate “which genes are switched on and off…

The shockingly toxic air that has shut down Delhi is a multi-sensory experience—it can be tasted and smelled in the air, and felt in the weakness and nausea it invokes.   In a city accustomed to everyday noxious air, children vomiting out of a school bus prompted the…