EPA at a 30-year low for referring pollution cases for criminal prosecution

Enlarge / Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA Andrew Wheeler listens as President Donald J. Trump leads a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. (credit: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Polluters likely had a good year in 2018. […]

Under current policies, residential batteries increase emissions in most cases

A Tesla Powerwall 2. Another year, another reason to take the promises of residential home batteries with a grain of salt. This month, a group of researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) published a paper in Environmental Science and Technology reporting that there are very few cases in which operating a residential home battery […]

Pesticides? Genetics? France launches probe after more birth defects cases revealed

A nationwide investigation has been launched in France amid growing concern at the increased number of instances of babies being born with birth defects, like missing or malformed arms, sparking a public health scare. Assuring citizens that nothing “is being hidden from you,” head of Public Health France Francois Bourdillon told RTL radio listeners that […]

Cases of rare, polio-like paralysis targeting kids appear in Canada

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported a small surge in cases of a mysterious disease in children. More than 60 cases of the polio-like illness have been confirmed in 22 U.S. states in recent weeks. Now, doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto say they’re seeing cases in Canada.

Health officials warn that a rare polio-like disease affecting children continues to spread, growing to a suspected 127 cases in 22 states

WSB-TV Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a polio-like illness affecting mostly young children, is spreading across the US. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday the number of confirmed and suspected cases has spiked in the last month, with now up to 127 cases in 22 states. AFM affects the nervous system, causing paralysis that […]