Health & Lifestyle
Fast Food Ambitions In China Hurt By Safety Scares
Global fast food chains are rushing to expand in China but even experienced operators face costly pitfalls in a fast-changing food supply industry plagued by repeated safety scandals.
San Bruno Pipeline Indictment Begs Safety Questions About The Nation’s Fuel Pipelines
Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.
Brazil Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant To Bugs
Farm lobby group calls on Monsanto and other biotech companies to reimburse for additional pesticide treatments.
5 Things You Need to Know About Obama’s Clean Power Plant Rule
You may encounter intense controversy around the idea of cleaning of America’s electricity sector for any one of these three reasons: genuine economic risk, ideology or partisanship. Here are five things to remember as you do.
“Pay-To-Play” Threatens To Create An Attainment Gap In Youth Sports
Athletic participation is becoming too expensive for America’s poor -- a group already grappling with obesity and other health issues at higher rates than their wealthy peers.
GAO Report: Drinking Water At Risk From Underground Fracking Waste Injection
“The federal government’s watchdog is saying what communities across the country have known for years: fracking is putting Americans at risk,” said Amy Mall, senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Western Penn. Residents Request Fracking-Related Illness Probe
Scientists are asked to either prove or refute theories connecting a range of health problems with nearby fracking operations.
EPA: Largest Coal-Fired Plant In West U.S. On Track To Close
The final rule comes five years after the EPA gave notice that it was considering pollution controls for the plant.
Coal-Exporting Town Fights Rising Seas, Global Warming
As the U.S. weans itself off the dirty fuels blamed for global warming at home, it has sent more dirty fuels than ever abroad to meet a growing demand.
UN Bodies Sound Alarm On Looming Famine In South Sudan
UNICEF, WFP say 50,000 children in South Sudan could die this year from malnutrition.
Weak Oil-Train Regulations Don’t Go Nearly Far Enough, Experts Warn
Proposed rules prioritize industry over community and environmental safety.
‘New Gold Rush’ For Riches Takes Aim At Deep Ocean
Intergovernmental body gives OK to seven new exploratory permits to hunt for deep sea minerals..
Marijuana Legalization To Be On The Ballot In A Maine City And Oregon
Come November, Alaska, Oregon, and South Portland, Maine, voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for adults.
UN Human Development Report Faults Inequality
With nearly a third of humanity poor or vulnerable to poverty, governments need to put a higher priority on creating jobs and providing basic social services, the United Nations Development Program said in the report, launched in Tokyo.
New Hampshire Celebrates Bittersweet Anniversary Of Medical Marijuana Program
Officials in the Granite State are still stonewalling on the implementation of medical marijuana legislation signed into law last year.
Canada’s Cities Lead On Climate Action
That tangible positive action on climate change is happening in Canada’s cities.
Ninth Circuit Judge: No ‘Masking Brutality’ Of Death Penalty
In dissenting opinion, appeals court judge argues that lethal injection is 'misguided' attempt to shield reality.
Even China And India Are More Energy Efficient Than The US, A New Report Says
The US is 13th among 16 major economies. Who's on top?
Blockade At First Tar Sands Site In US Challenges ‘Brazen Disregard For Climate Crisis’
Happening now: Activists target construction at PR Spring tar sands site in Utah
HIV Detected In Previously “Cured” “Mississippi Baby”
"Scientifically, this development reminds us that we still have much more to learn about the intricacies of HIV infection and where the virus hides in the body,” researcher says.