Environment

Air Pollution Kills Millions Every Year

By Richard Lenti The deadly toll of breathing polluted air is now estimated to claim over two million people worldwide annually, a new study has found. Another 470,000 people die every year because of human-caused increases [...]

Water, Water Everywhere? Not Exactly

By Ed Coghlan Here’s what most Americans think about water: “I turn on the tap and it comes out.” And most of the time, that’s true. Yet in many parts of the country, the aging water [...]

Dry California Facing Water Issues

By Ed Coghlan California Governor Jerry Brown calls water one of the four chronic issues that face California. As a reminder, he is calling July “Water Smart Month” in the Golden State. The searing heat that [...]

Consumer Groups Say Chemicals in Glade Pose Threat

By Richard Lenti They’re some of the most popular cleaning products on the market:  Windex, Tide, Pledge and Glade. And for years a consumer advocate group has complained that unlisted ingredients in them pose a serious [...]

Dead Whale Renews Interest in Blubber Blast (Video)

The saga of Malibu’s rotting dead whale – and what to do about it – has some recalling a similar incident over 40 years ago on a beach in southern Oregon. In that case, state officials [...]

Study Finds Many Homes Contaminated with Fire Retardant Chemicals

They’re meant to keep you and your family safe from fires, but according to a new study, dozens of flame retardant chemicals linked to cancer could be lurking in the dust throughout your home and in [...]

Study Links Traffic Air Pollution to Autism

The environment has long been suspected as a possible cause of autism. Now a new study from the University of Southern California shows that mothers exposed to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy and during [...]

Flame Retardants Linked to Lower IQ in Children

Pre-natal exposure to flame retardant chemicals may harm the development of a child’s brain, resulting in lower IQ’s, shorter attention spans and less coordination, a new study suggests. The research at the University of California, Berkeley [...]

Fish Consumption Linked to Attention Deficit Disorder

Eating fish high in mercury during pregnancy may increase a woman’s risk of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),  according to a new study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. [...]

Something Fishy About Mercury

Two new studies confirm the health benefits of eating fish, but urge consumers to avoid fish containing high levels of methyl mercury. Fish is a solid protein source and a food staple in many countries, and [...]