In a political age of "alternative facts," we need defenders of science to speak up now more than ever. We spoke with toxicologist Emily Monosson, author of ...

Cities and states should pursue equitable water solutions, not water shutoffs

Now, more than ever, we need to maintain and improve policies that "unmask" our cities from air pollution and halt climate change

For the past couple of years, I’ve been wondering why the Vet can vaccinate our dog for Lyme*, but the best our doctor can offer is a dose of doxycyline, ex post facto. Why is it, despite the spraying and tucking and checking out the nooks...

Climate change remains the greatest health challenge of this century — but the candidates aren’t talking about it.

Many of the actions we must take to mitigate climate change-reducing fossil fuel use offer significant benefits for public health. 

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Earlier this month, media announced the first Zika-related death in the United States, meanwhile Congress recently adjourned for a seven-week recess without passing additional funding to fight the virus. Check out what Chasing the Red Queen...

Two weeks ago, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban the handling and storage of coal in the city, quashing a proposal to build what could have been the largest coal export facility in California.

Alan Kolok, author of Modern Poisons, breaks down the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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I am thrilled—thrilled!—to reveal that I'll be giving a book talk on Saturday, October 8 at Politics & Prose, Washington, DC's venerated bookseller. I'll be speaking about my book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us:...

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