A new study based on more than 2,300 gas and water samples collected from 234 gas wells and 67 private groundwater-supply wells in Pennsylvania finds that natural gas is often already in the water before any drilling begins.
Already targeted as a source of lung-damaging air pollution, a company that has been piling petroleum coke on Chicago's Southeast Side now faces new accusations that it illegally allowed contaminated runoff to spill into the Calumet River.
President Barack Obama's 2015 budget requests the least spending yet on a Great Lakes cleanup program his administration has championed, but an official said Tuesday the cutback does not signal eroding support for the cause.
The Canadian government is increasingly worried that the growing clout of aboriginal people's rights could obstruct its aggressive resource development plans, documents reveal.
Local communities tend to get rattled when big energy shows up in small places - especially when the places are as beautiful as Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.
The French parliament’s committee on European affairs has published a report on the European strategy on endocrine-disrupting chemicals which calls on the EU to react urgently to the matter.
The highly controversial chemical bisphenol A has been linked with another adverse health condition: prostate cancer.
As international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions stall, schemes to slow global warming using fantastical technologies once dismissed as a sideshow are getting serious consideration in Washington.
Over the last 50 years, diets around the world have become more and more similar while the diversity of food supply has decreased, which could mean that the world’s crops will be increasingly vulnerable to climate change and other dangers, according to a new report.
In a big victory for Chevron, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday that a two-decade legal effort to punish the company for polluting the Ecuadorean rain forest was marred by fraud and corruption of the Ecuadorean judicial system.
Passive smoking causes lasting damage to children's arteries, prematurely ageing their blood vessels by more than three years, say researchers.
Senate accusations of prejudice have forced a U.S. government agency to defend its actions over a proposed tightening of regulations concerning industrial workers' exposure to deadly silica dust.
California's parched winter brought a big surge in air pollution, pushing the number of bad air days one-third higher than the previous winter and posing a serious health threat, state air quality officials said Tuesday.
President Obama is proposing to double spending to combat the threat of "nightmare bacteria" spreading in hospitals. Obama's proposed budget, released today, includes $30 million annually for the next five years to detect and prevent "superbug" infections.
A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on longevity.
Eating too much cheese and meat in middle age could increase your chance of an early death by almost 75 per cent, scientists have warned.
Middle-aged people with diets high in animal protein, such as meat, poultry, eggs, milk and cheese, face a dramatically increased risk of dying from cancer compared with those who eat low animal protein diets, according to a University of Southern California study.
Women who want to become mothers have long been told to heed the ticking of their biological clocks. Now a large Scandinavian study adds to evidence that men need to wake up and pay attention too.
The overuse of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals is putting patients at risk and helping to fuel the creation of deadly superbugs, according to a government report released Tuesday.
Some $30 million proposed by President Barack Obama could help hospitals fight the growing problem of antibiotic resistance much the way Britain has, US health authorities said Tuesday.