ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After being in the groove of driving around in an electric vehicle, Ronald Kaltenbaugh tried driving his last gas car, which had been passed to his daughter. But all he could...
Writers, sociologists and scientists, a documentary filmmaker, a legal scholar and an environmental health advocate are among the luminaries named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and...
CHICAGO (AP) — An activist speaking out about inadequate waste and water sanitation in rural America, an author of young adult and children's literature reflecting the world's diversity, and a...
Cost-savings and public safety benefits by swiftly demolishing dangerous vacant houses in Detroit could outweigh the risk of asbestos exposure to people in neighborhoods, according to researchers...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's spending plan for the 2020-21 budget year that starts July 1:
U.S. government-led research found no strong evidence linking baby powder with ovarian cancer in the largest analysis to look at the question.
Tap water at the majority of Maryland utilities, or public water systems, had levels of contaminants that exceeded health guidelines established by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two longtime Indiana environmental groups have merged and drafted plans for a refocused mission on children's environmental and health initiatives.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a Children’s Environmental Health Summit next week will include discussions about vaping use among youth, children’s dental health and childhood...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine supermarket corporation is executing new restrictions on the use of chemical products and packaging deemed hazardous by some environmental health groups.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is pitching his plan to finance a multibillion-dollar capital plan by taxing Marcellus Shale natural gas production as a way to help Pennsylvania schools clean up...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho high school is supplying bottled water to summer school students after tests found lead in the water at a number of sources.
Officials tell the Post Register that tests last week found a lead level of 35 parts per billion at some sources at Bonneville High School.
The level that's considered safe is 15 parts per billion.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report on the rapid expansion of hog farms in Iowa calls for a moratorium on new barns and concludes that the state's regulatory system is failing to protect the environment and public health for the sake of profit of the politically powerful livestock industry.
"A tipping point has been reached. Rural Iowans have every reason to be concerned," said the report released Thursday by retired University of Iowa professors James Merchant and David Osterberg.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is hurting people's health a bit more than previously thought, but there's hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts said.
BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — For Kellyn Reese, waking up on Tuesday mornings and going to the beach because it's her job is a nice perk of being a summer intern at the East Shore District Health Department.
"The water affects everyone," she said, which is why she believes her job is so important.
GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — State officials first uncovered evidence of contaminated soil in parts of an upstate New York city about 30 years ago, but didn't officially warn residents until last month.
An investigation by the Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester (http://on.rocne.ws/2fohHc2 ) found that a state environmental health expert determined in 1987 that people were at risk of lead poisoning after the Geneva Foundry contaminated an adjoining neighborhood.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University is cleaning up inside a residence quadrangle after mold was found in units.
Patrick Connor, executive director of residential programs and services, tells The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/2e50z9S ) students identified the problem when they began moving into Teter Quadrangle in August.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state office in charge of environmental health programs is stuck with old technology that affects how it communicates with local health departments.
That finding is in a report released Wednesday by Michigan's auditor general. The Department of Environmental Quality says it could save a lot of money with an IT upgrade.
DENVER (AP) — Jeremy Haley, a Denver business owner and entrepreneur, received a notice from the Drug Enforcement Administration on Aug. 30 that the natural substance he had been selling for nearly 5 years — first out of his home, then out of his storefront — would soon be considered more dangerous than methamphetamine.
The Durango Herald, Sept. 21, on reducing carbon emissions:
Colorado is gaining strength as a national leader in reducing carbon emissions, cleaning up our air and responding to the effects of climate change. This is good news for our public and environmental health, and if done right has the potential to position us as a leader in training and transitioning traditional and new energy workers into new jobs in the clean energy economy. Several recent actions point to this.