PFAS 'forever chemicals' are widespread and threaten human health – here's a strategy for protecting the public
PFAS chemicals are toxic, widespread and persistent in the environment, and the federal government has been slow to regulate them. A scientist explains why evaluating them one by one isn't working.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~9 min
The Trump administration is trying to roll back a regulation that requires showerheads to conserve water and saves owners an average of $70 and nearly 3,000 gallons of water yearly per showerhead.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Self-regulation by the technology industry has failed to keep people safe online. That's a job for government.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.
July 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Frogs are harvested as food by the millions every year. A new study shows that uncontrolled frog hunting could drive some populations to extinction by midcentury.
June 12, 2020 • ~8 min
As governments race to revive economic growth, expect a bonfire of green tape.
May 14, 2020 • ~6 min
How should the United States power its economy in 2050? A recent survey finds surprising agreement from Americans of all political stripes.
May 5, 2020 • ~9 min
EPA decides to reject the latest science, endanger public health and ignore the law by keeping an outdated fine particle air pollution standard
After a 5-year review, the EPA is leaving US standards for fine particle air pollution unchanged, even though recent studies suggest that tightening them could save thousands of lives yearly.
May 1, 2020 • ~9 min
The Deepwater Horizon disaster set new records for holding polluters to account. But it had much less impact on laws regulating offshore drilling or US oil dependence.
April 23, 2020 • ~8 min
It's not as simple as churning out more products, though that's a good starting point.
April 9, 2020 • ~7 min