The evidence continues to mount that a widely used firefighting foam may be linked to high rates of cancer among U.S. firefighters. Why is the foam still in firehouses?
medicaid expansion project: ‘the holdouts’
A recent inspection could lead to millions of federal dollars for the East Texas Community Clinic, which mostly serves the uninsured and underinsured.
The story of Ashley Brandt underscores the impact state abortion bans can have on patients confronted with severe fetal abnormalities.
An inside look at how pediatric hospitals are being overwhelmed with victims of respiratory illness.
OSHA said 22 workers had died in trench cave-ins during the first six months of this year, compared to 15 in all of 2021.
Climate change has caused more intense wildfires, floods, hurricanes and inflicted other forms of tangible harm. But an oft-overlooked consequence is worsening mental health.
toxic texas air
In some cases, these “emissions events” aren’t illegal. In others, state regulators give polluters the benefit of the doubt.
President Biden is in the kingdom this week to strengthen ties, consistent with ‘American values.’ Meanwhile, a US-Saudi joint venture on the Texas coast is pumping out toxic chemicals and greenhouse gases.
Residents of eastern Harris County have grown tired of almost-daily chemical leaks and the occasional catastrophe. A new generation of county officials is trying to help them, even as state leaders undercut their authority and restrict voting access.
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Pennsylvania becomes the newest sacrifice zone for America’s plastic addiction.
To keep our cool in this record hot summer, most of us are probably choosing to spend more time in air-conditioned spaces. For many people in Georgia prisons, that simply is not an option.
The green economy creates a tug-of-war in Northeast Minnesota, where companies seeking mining rights for critical minerals challenge those trying to protect pristine waterways.
After the state’s strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban went into effect last year, the president promised a ‘whole-of-government’ response that experts say has not materialized.
Thanks to a loophole in the Clean Air Act, William Koch’s Oxbow plant in Port Arthur, Texas, puts out 10 times as much lung-damaging sulfur dioxide as its industrial neighbors. People who live nearby have asked the state for help, to no avail.
A clean energy company that once operated at William Koch’s Oxbow plant in Port Arthur, Texas, claimed in a lawsuit that Oxbow manipulated sulfur dioxide emissions to avoid spending millions on pollution controls. Oxbow said it complies with the law.
The same day ExxonMobil announced its ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, word spread that its mammoth plastics manufacturing complex in Texas had begun production. The plant could pump more than 3.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the air every year.
Environmental advocates fear that Gulf Coast residents are poised to suffer from new energy projects expected to add 50 million tons of greenhouse-gas pollution in coming years.
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