January 12, 2013 The air quality level in China's capital, already famously poor, literally went off the charts on Saturday. Officials are warning people to stay indoors.
August 11, 2011 Researchers have found that the oft-maligned banana peel can grab heavy metals like copper and lead out of polluted water. Chopped-up peels performed as well or better than many other filtering materials like silica or carbon. This newly discovered banana talent has yet to be commercially developed.
May 25, 2011 Actor Jessica Alba, a mom who's expecting her second child, is now the celebrity spokeswoman for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families — a consortium of advocacy groups that is pushing for tougher federal regulation of chemicals.
April 25, 2011 Parents worry about exposing their children to chemicals like BPA, but nobody knows for sure what they do. That's because current law doesn't require that chemicals be tested for safety before hitting the market. The American Academy of Pediatrics wants the EPA to change that.
February 23, 2011 "The Environmental Protection Agency is making it much cheaper for companies to reduce toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators," the wire service says.