“It is a good canary in the coal mine for warning us about the warming that is happening everywhere,” said one scientist.
The White House has named Scott Gottlieb to head the US agency charged with monitoring food and drug safety nationwide.
A Congressional committee passed two EPA bills that would eject its academic science advisers and replace them with industry ones, while limiting what environmental studies the agency can review.
The space entrepreneur says his SpaceX firm’s Falcon Heavy rocket will zip two paying customers around the moon by next year.
NASA first zipped three Apollo 8 Mission astronauts around the moon in 1968. Now the agency is talking about a repeat mission.
“Reportedly, this group of career officials at the EPA are aiming to spread their goals covertly,” says the investigation request.
President Donald Trump announced he would end the Obama administration’s climate plan and water pollution rules in one of the first acts of his presidency.
When National Institutes of Health gave away a taxpayer-funded Hepatitis C drug, officials brushed aside requests to limit the price charged to consumers.
He confessed to his therapist that he was a serial killer who raped and murdered women. Then the hunt began for his next victim.
Arctic sea ice is still at a historic low extent this winter, and a blast of balmy weather north of Iceland isn’t helping anything.
President Obama and Canada’s Justin Trudeau banned offshore oil leases across large parts of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The US added a long stretch of Atlantic coastline as off-limits as well.
David Schnare left the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 after starting a nonprofit that sues universities for climate scientists’ emails. “For some of us, it’s in the blood. We commit ourselves to public service and we never stop,“ he said.
Christopher Horner of the coal-funded Competitive Enterprise Institute, has been named to the presidential transition team overseeing the EPA. “He is a horrifying choice,” said one environmental lawyer.
He was a space-age hero turned US senator.
The 21st Century Cures Act sailed through the Senate, 94–5, and is headed for presidential signature. Critics call the bill’s promise of faster drug approvals dangerous for patients.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been putting pressure on their Democratic colleagues to vote against a bill they argue is full of giveaways to the pharmaceutical industry. But most Democrats say the bill does more good than bad.
The agency named 10 chemicals as hazardous, kicking off a new law aimed at increasing warnings about workplace and environmental dangers.
Texas health officials on Monday reported the first local case of Zika virus infection in the Lone Star State.
Once derided as a pricey fad, Nathan Myhrvold’s $625 Modernist Cuisine volumes have rewritten restaurant meals worldwide in the last five years.
As a wave of heroin overdoses strikes West Baltimore, a medical team warns a stricken neighborhood and hands out last-ditch doses of lifesaving medication.