Cancer risks elevated in areas near oil and gas wells

A new study from researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health suggests that living near oil and gas operations

Three ways climate change affects our health today

A new report by the Lancet medical journal details “unequivocal and potentially irreversible” growing threats to public health from climate

Climate change isn’t just hurting the planet: it’s a public health emergency

When the doctor tells you that your cholesterol is too high, you tend to listen and change your diet. When

U.S. wind and solar boom helped prevent up to 12,700 deaths between 2007-2015

A new study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab gives us further reason to transition away from fossil fuels to

Saving lives and money: the potential of solar to replace coal

By swapping solar photovoltaics for coal, the US could prevent 51,999 premature deaths a year, potentially making as much as

Nuclear industry in crisis

One of the most significant nuclear industry developments of 2016 was the revelation that nuclear giant Toshiba faces multi-billion dollar

Four of the world’s biggest cities are taking an unprecedented step to battle pollution

Some of the biggest urban-pollution headlines of the past few years haven’t come from likely suspects like Beijing and New

Air pollution kills 6.5 million people every year, and it could get worse unless we act now

Exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution is linked to the premature deaths of about 6.5 million people every year,

Air pollution now major contributor to stroke

Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed for nearly

China air pollution crackdown to save 110,000 lives next year

More than 100,000 premature deaths in China will be avoided next year because of stringent anti-pollution policies put in place

Premature deaths from environmental degradation threat to global public health

Environmental degradation and pollution is estimated to cause up to 234 times as many premature deaths as occur in conflicts

ACP urges physicians to step up climate change fight

Climate change will have devastating consequences for public and individual health unless aggressive, global action is taken now to curb

Climate change threatens hearts, lungs but also brains

Climate change can be expected to boost the number of annual premature U.S. deaths from heat waves in coming decades

Drilling for Earthquakes

To Cathy Wallace, the earthquakes that have been rattling her tidy suburban home in Dallas feel like underground thunderstorms. First

Climate change is fueling an impending malnutrition crisis, even for the well-fed

According to a study released in the medical journal Lancet, climate change could result in the deaths of half a

Environmental risks killing 12.6 million people, WHO study says

Nearly one in four deaths are linked to unhealthy environments and are avoidable, a new World Health Organisation study – the first

Air pollution linked to 5.5 million premature deaths

Air pollution caused more than 5.5 million people to die prematurely in 2013 with more than half of those deaths

What does coal have to do with hunger?

Coal pollution is the single biggest driver of climate change on the planet. If we keep burning fossil fuels at

Climate change kills the mood: economists warn of less sex on a warmer planet

Climate change has been blamed for many things over the years. Never, until now, has anyone thought it was possible

Thyroid cancer in children increases 30-fold in Fukushima

A study examining children who were 18 years and younger at the onset of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe found an