contamination

Politics
So-called "forever chemicals" are tainting roughly 19 million Americans' drinking water in 43 states. How are so few presidential candidates talking about this?
Environment
A toxic chemical tainted one water well. Then another. Then another. Now black sediment spews from the taps.
HuffPost Video
Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year, but poor people and African-Americans are disproportionately at risk. HuffPost Reports.
HuffPost Video
Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year, but poor people and African-Americans are disproportionately at risk. HuffPost Reports.
Politics
When corporations buy or operate water utilities, the public loses control over water and the decisions that go into providing it.
Environment
Texaco argued for a decade in US Federal Court in New York that Ecuador was the proper venue for the case and agreed that
Wellness
Conclusion: In truth, blind faith has the power to both save and kill. At times, a belief morphs to perceptible reality, as
Business
The verdict could impact thousands of other lawsuits against the chemical company.
Culture & Arts
I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were beyond human comprehension.
Business
Seven years ago this month, I traveled to Ecuador's rainforest to learn about one of the world's largest environmental oil disasters. It was a life-changing trip.
Business
Chevron's "ghostwriting" charge against Ecuadorian villagers and their attorneys, who together have held the oil giant accountable for toxic dumping in the Amazon rainforest, is unraveling.
Environment
On April 8th, Amazon Watch released secret videos turned over by a Chevron whistleblower that clearly show company technicians finding extensive oil pollution at well sites in the Amazon that Chevron had previously certified as "remediated."
Business
The Louis Berger Group is an international architectural and engineering firm that's been around for 60 years and is one of the top 20 such firms in the world. Will Chevron intimidate, harass and threaten LBG, as it has done others?
Environment
Fracking companies had extensive influence over a critical study of the groundwater impacts of fracking, according to insider documents released by Greenpeace.
Business
After more than two decades of litigation, Chevron continues to protect a series of shady characters who haye been instrumental in trying to sabotage a legal case brought by indigenous groups over environmental damage in Ecuador's rainforest.
Business
Ignoring the evidence, the oil giant continues to tout the agreement as its "get-out-of-jail-free" card, and U.S. reporters continue to use it in their stories as a legitimate response to the Ecuadorians' charges.
Books
A hands-on doctor tries to get public officials to recognize infestations as bubonic and pneumonic plagues. Can a novel's depictions inform discussions about Ebola?
Books
Can the accounts and depictions transmitted by Love in the Time of Cholera help us cope with Ebola?
Business
Prediction: Chevron will lose the historic Ecuador pollution case on both the law and the facts, despite what you may have read in articles by U.S. legal reporters about the 20-year plus lawsuit. In fact, you may think the Ecuadorians have lost already. They haven't.
Books
Despite all that bile, the dilemmas portrayed in Shaw's 1906 play might inform some thinking about how we distribute decontamination equipment and intensive-care teams; how we allocate protective gear, bio-containment facilities, isolation rooms, and life-saving vaccines.