After the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Florida adopted tough new building codes. They quickly paid for themselves, a new study finds.
As people who live near hydraulic fracking have long complained, the process seems to poison their water. A new paper measures the distance prospectors should keep from water supplies.
Two recent papers project how inland communities will be negatively affected by climate change and predict destabilizing migrations.
An estimated 603.7 million adults and 107.7 million children worldwide were obese in 2015, according to new estimates published in
The New England Journal of Medicine. China and the U.S. had the highest number of obese adults.
As the planet warms, record-breaking heat waves have become a public health crisis in developing countries like India, where the heat has killed thousands in recent years.
Being born into a world with cleaner air seems to make people more successful, a new paper finds.
Agriculture subsidies and food stamps are wrapped into one five-year law that costs taxpayers about $100 billion per year. A government report looks at how the current farm bill is faring.
The environmental impacts of burning coal are well known. But transporting coal can also hurt the health of people living nearby, a new study shows.
When we flush, Prozac, cocaine and antibiotics trickle into the ecosystem. Researchers are just beginning to understand their effects.
The changing climate is expected to breed fiercer hurricanes. As the dollar value of the damage increases, the cleanup will become harder for America to afford, a new paper forecasts.