A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and procedures used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing. The procedure is commonly known as fracking.
Scientists, environmentalists and farm advocates are pressing the question about whether rewards of the trend toward using more and more crop chemicals are worth the risks
The Great Barrier Reef faces an unmanageable threat from a popular herbicide used widely along the Queensland coast
Trace amounts of a radioactive element found in fish near the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant have now been found in bass in an opposite corner of the state, apparently clearing the plant of any tie to the contamination, a state health official said.
Some of the people most affected by worsening water shortages talk about how drought is impacting on their livelihoods
A Pittsburgh botanic garden is using federal economic stimulus funds for a profitable coal-mining operation, violating a contract that approved a "green" irrigation project, according to U.S. EPA's inspector general.
With Trees Shedding Pollen Early, Allergy Sufferers Are in for Unusually Severe Symptoms
F. Sherwood Rowland discovered that chlorofluorocarbons led to the depletion of stratospheric ozone. His work resulted in an international treaty banning CFCs in 1987. Rowland and two others shared the Nobel in chemistry in 1995.
Tens of thousands of people across Japan and around the world marked the March 11 anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that precipitated the nuclear disaster last year with rallies to renew calls for the abolition of nuclear power.
Shell has been training a dachshund and two border collies to detect oil spills beneath snow and ice