The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to ban new oil and methane gas drilling, and phase out existing wells within 20 years. The ordinance is a major victory for communities — disproportionately communities of color essentially forced to live in sacrifice zones — who have long suffered from decades of carcinogenic pollution released by […]
Is the climate crisis catching up to the Miami Beach waterfront? On Thursday, October 27, an unsafe structure notice was posted on a 14-story oceanfront Miami Beach condominium, forcing its residents to evacuate in only two hours. “We don’t know exactly what’s going on inside there but we can’t stay. That’s it,” nine-year resident Samy […]
Amid National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, 15 U.S. Senators are appealing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for increased measures that will protect people from lead in tap water. The senators, led by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), are asking for a lower threshold of lead […]
The Lancet, one of the oldest peer-reviewed general medical journals in the world, has released its annual report on climate change’s threats to human health. The report found that severe impacts of climate change are no longer in the far off future — they are happening now. The Lancet has been releasing the Countdown report […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a civil rights investigation into whether or not the state of Mississippi discriminated against its capital city of Jackson by failing to fix its outdated water infrastructure. The city of Jackson, which is more than 80 percent Black, suffered a water crisis this August after flooding led […]
In a study of 159 homes all around California, researchers found that gas stoves are leaking harmful gases, like benzene, which was found in 99% of samples. The leaks are happening even when appliances are turned off, the study found. The authors say more research is necessary to determine how many homes are having these […]
Usually when a person dons workout attire, they are hoping to do something positive for their health. That’s why new testing from the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) is so concerning. The group found that eight popular sports bra brands and six popular athletic shirt brands had unhealthy levels of the environmental toxin bisphenol A […]
A study published in the November issue of the Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters gives another reason to avoid insecticides in particular: they may contain the toxic forever chemicals known as Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).