Archives For Risks

Acetaminophen during pregnancy may increase risk of hyperactivity in kids


1. New Zealand air gets cleaner

2. Worker Illness After Nanomaterial Exposure Examined in First U.S. Case Study on Issue

3. Public Voices Concerns Over WA Birth Defect Increases

At a meeting in Kennewick, the health department asked people to raise concerns about a rare birth defect that officials may not have considered yet. Twenty-three babies were born with anencephaly in Central Washington from Courtney Flatt.

4. Galapagos emergency over stranded cargo ship

Picture taken on May 13, 2014 showing an Ecuadoran freighter which ran aground on May 9, 2014, in the Galapagos islands.

  5. Proposed Bill Would Provide Secret Fracking Data To First Responders

6. Buying in

How the oil and gas industry is backing a fracking-friendly election

7. 100 Percent of California Now in Highest Stages of Drought

8. Obama Said to Consider Power-Plant Rule That Tests Law

9. Big Mammals vs. Big Oil: New Pipeline Puts Humpback Whales at Risk

Canada says humpback whales aren’t endangered, which allows a proposed oil pipeline to cut across their feeding grounds


10. Aquaponics Revives an Ancient Farming Technique to Feed the World


11. Foul air in heavily fracked Texas county has couple looking for a way out

12. Carnage on China Roads Shows Dark Side of Electric Bikes

13. Proposed EPA rule would reduce refinery flaring, require fence line monitoring of toxic chemicals

Valero Meraux refinery flaring.jpg

1. Great Lakes funding restored

2. A crumbling Sochi hides behind Olympic facades

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013,  the 5a street Akatsiy's house is in the village of Vesyoloye outside Sochi, Russia. As the Winter Games are getting closer, many Sochi residents are complaining that their living conditions only got worse and that authorities are deaf to their grievances. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko, AP / AP

3. Tobacco exposure boosts kids’ risk of hospital visits

Readmittance risk doubles if child with asthma is around secondhand smoke

Dr. Robert Kahn

4. Life on a ‘Death River’ in Bangladesh

5. Peru’s farmers fight climate change using modern and Inca techniques

Mix of meteorological data and ancient water management methods are key to saving pasture from erratic rainfall

Llama farmer in Peru

1) In central Minnesota, potatoes are pushing out forest land

Some see the trend as a threat to water quality and wildlife.

2) Air pollution: Pumping death into the environment

3) Use of renewable chemicals in consumer products is booming


4) Concussions and the Classroom

High school football players practice in Brownsville, Tex.

5) A Poet With Words Trapped Inside

6) Home Births Pose Special Risks