Breathing in pollutants released into the air isn’t healthy for developing lungs, but a new study says it’s harmful for developing brains too.
Amid great destruction, with at least two dozen people dead — including nine children — the residents here began to assess the severity of their calamity Tuesday after their third major tornado in 14 years, a staggering run of weather misfortune.
Proponents of a bipartisan bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified food rallied at the Capitol today in advance of an expected Senate vote on the bill.
Finland has struggled with disposal of radioactive waste for decades, with temporary storage sites requiring constant monitoring. The country now plans to bury its nuclear waste in tunnels underground.
The latest data on EU bathing water quality has been released, showing 93% of sites meet the minimum standards. However, the authors said storm-water run-off was still causing pollution problems in some areas.
The dream of harnessing the mighty Congo with the world's largest set of dams has moved closer, with the World Bank and other financial institutions expected to offer finance and South Africa agreeing to buy half of the power generated.
Engineers say they have created a flood-prevention system that runs on the forces of nature, eliminating the risk to human operators and problems caused by power outages.
The latest in China's rolling cascade of food safety disasters comes from Guangzhou - the capital of Guangdong province in southern China, and one of China's largest cities - where 44 percent of rice samples were found to contain poisonous levels of cadmium.
Authorities are investigating rice mills in southern China following tests that found almost half of the staple grain in one of the country's largest cities was contaminated with a toxic metal.
When Ye Linsheng, a salesperson from the Lianhe Rice Product Company in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, learned that the company would suspend production due to excessive amounts of cadmium in its rice products, he felt like his company was being victimized.
The Indonesian government and the United States-based mining company Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. will appoint an independent team to investigate the collapse of a training tunnel last week near the company’s operations in the remote Papua region that killed 28 local workers.
The Margalla Hills National Park, which lost its ranking in the international natural parks a few years back, has now become more vulnerable to water and environmental pollution due to increasing number of visitors who come to enjoy its natural beauty, especially in the summer season.
Horticultural group Growcom says changes to federal agricultural chemical laws will create more red tape and financially cripple Queensland farmers.
Farmers say they can be trusted not to return to the dark old days of broadscale tree clearing when laws are relaxed in Queensland. Cattle, starving from prolonged drought, will be allowed to graze in five national parks and eight reserves until the end of 2013, and beyond that date if needed.
The damage to the ground immediately surrounding an oil car that derailed Tuesday and spilled some of its contents in rural Saskatchewan is apparently contained.
The Solar Impulse plane, which holds records including the longest manned zero-fuel flight, sets of for the second leg of a bid to cross the US.
Plans for the world's largest commercial wave farm off the Western Isles move forward after minister give full consent for the project.
Vitamin C can kill multidrug-resistant TB in the lab, scientists reveal.
Oklahoma tornado is upgraded to an "EF5" level - but what does that mean?