Health

A stop sign stands outside the Environmental Protection Agency building on May 24, 2013, in Washington, DC.

EPA Hit With 2 Lawsuits Over Safety Review for Chemicals

Earthjustice is suing the agency for allegedly weakening rules that could keep households safe.

Singer Bruno Mars performs onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

ICYMI: Bruno Mars to Donate $1 Million to Flint Residents

The musician says he wants to help “our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster.”

Police car in front of crime scene tape

READ: How Mental Health Training for Cops Saves Lives

A quarter of this year’s fatal police interactions involved victims dealing with mental illness.

A little Black girl wearing colorful barrettes holds a rag in front of her mouth to block police tear gas during a protest against the killing of Michael Brown

Police Killed Michael Brown 3 Years Ago. Reflections on the Energy and Trauma of the Uprising It Sparked

On August 9, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot an unarmed Black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Ashley Yates was on the ground organizing during the uprising that followed. In this Q&A, writer, activist and artist Ashley Yates talks about facing militarized police daily, healing from burnout, and where the movement should go from here.

Composite image featuring drawings and photos of Black people holding white cigarettes in multicolored clothing on multicolored backgrounds

This New Short Documentary Explains How Tobacco Companies Infiltrate Black Communities

“Black Lives/Black Lungs” filmmaker Lincoln Mondy: “Understanding the history of this 50-year-plus campaign is critical for taking back the health of our community.”

Maryland's Prince George's County Fights New Power Plants

The five plants will bring jobs to the area—but they will also cause a rise in pollution for the predominantly Black community.

Chuck Schumer at bottom of stairs

Mitch McConnell on Trumpcare: 'It Is Time to Move On'

The Senate majority leader’s Republican party once again failed to repeal Obamacare.

John McCain. White man gives a thumbs up to the cameras.

John McCain Blasted for Condemning Trumpcare, Then Voting for It

Got whiplash?

Senate chambers

BREAKING: Senate Votes to Advance Obamacare Repeal Debate

Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote.

 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Two Flint Whistle Blowers Honored With $250K Prize

Both intend to donate the money to further recovery efforts.

A supervisor takes a break from hoeing a cabbage field with Mexican farm workers on September 27, 2016, in Holtville, California.

Federal Appeals Court Rules EPA Does Not Have to Ban Harmful Pesticide

Chlorpyrifos can cause neurodevelopmental damage in children and is used on staple crops like apples and broccoli. 

A sign displayed in a front yard request that residents keep fro playing in the dirt or mulch at the West Calumet Housing Complex on September 4, 2016, in East Chicago, Indiana.

READ: Racism's Role in the Fight to Save Children From Lead Poisoning

Lead expert David Rosner to ThinkProgress: “The rest of the country basically saw it as an idiosyncratic thing, affecting just a few Black kids and Hispanic kids and therefore unimportant.”

Protestors, one holds sign that says, "Healthcare for the 99%."

#NeverRepeal Trends as Trumpcare Fails

With the GOP’s latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) thwarted, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are pushing for a wholesale repeal of the law of the land.

]A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle sits waiting for undocumented immigrants at a fence opening near the U.S.-Mexico border on January 5, 2017, near McAllen, Texas.

First Segment of Proposed Border Wall Would Run Through Wildlife Refuge

In Texas, the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge is attempting to bring back the endangered ocelot. The border wall could change that.

Crude oil pipeline construction in Jefferson County, Texas, in August 2008.

Texas Pipeline Spills Over 50K Gallons of Crude Oil

The incident led to the evacuation of 15 residences.

Bristol Bay, Alaska, in July 2007.

EPA Proposes to Remove Protections for Alaskan Watershed That Is Home to 30 Native Villages

The agency wants to re-open the discussion on the Pebble Mine Project, which could jeopardize the region’s wild salmon population.

Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr

Did the Flint Water Crisis Increase the City's Infant Mortality Rate?

Current numbers don’t show a huge change, but researchers are keeping their eye on trends.

Saginaw Street in downton is shown on February 7, 2016, in Flint, Michigan, where a lead crisis continues to plague its predominantly Black residents.

New Harvard Analysis Highlights How Media Failed the People of Flint

“There is not much hope for the environmental security of all Americans if the media does not respond to emergencies in a nondiscriminatory way.”

Protesters demonstrate against the G-20 economic summit during a protest march on July 08, 2017, in Hamburg, Germany.

U.S. Further Isolated As Result of G-20 Anti-Climate Change Decisions

The rest of the leading economies vowed their commitment to the Paris Agreement—and to aiding the developing world with climate change impacts.

A solar generating station at the Nellis Air Force Base on February 16, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Activists Launch a Solar Campaign to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

If the idea is successful, panels would dot the route instead.