House Representatives From Michigan Introduce a Bill to Address PFAS Contamination
Congress will consider a bill requiring states to work with federal agencies to remove and remediate water contaminated with a dangerous chemical compound.
The ACLU Accuses Facebook of Gender Discrimination in Job Ads
The complaint alleges Facebook discriminated against women and non-binary people by allowing employers to target men in job advertisements.
Coal Ash Leaks Have Been Reported Along Florence's Path Through North Carolina
Concerns arose before Hurricane Florence made landfall about the piles of toxic waste from coal-burning power plants in the storm's path.
A New Database Tracks the Fate of Hurricane Maria's Indirect Victims
Three organizations collected reports from Puerto Ricans who believed their loved ones died as a result of Hurricane Maria but whose death certificates didn't indicate storm conditions as a cause of death.
The Government Proposes Weakening Rules on Methane Emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to weaken Obama-era rules about leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
California Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2045
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday setting a goal of 100 percent renewable energy for the state by 2045.
The Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Spreads to Another City
As of this week, the World Health Organization has recorded 127 confirmed cases and 87 confirmed or probable deaths in the DRC due to the virus.
The White House Disputes That American Wages Are Stagnating
The White House is countering a government agency's findings that Americans' wages haven't grown as quickly as cost of living over the past year.
Detroit Schools Shut Off Water Fountains After Tests Found Lead Contamination
Detroit public schools shut off the district-wide water supply last week after tests found elevated levels of lead or copper in 34 schools.
A Poll Finds Support for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination to Be Among the Lowest in History
As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sat to begin his Senate hearings on Tuesday, a poll found that Americans' support for President Donald Trump's pick are historically low.
Trump Will Tap Grand Teton's Superintendent to Lead the National Park Service
David Vela's nomination comes as criticism has mounted over the Trump administration's failure to appoint permanent leaders for land management agencies housed under the Department of the Interior.
California Is About to Become the First State to Require Companies to Have Women on Their Boards
New legislation would require all publicly held companies based in California to have at least one woman on their boards starting next year.
A Canadian Court Strikes a Blow to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project
The Canadian Federal Court of Appeals ruled against the Trans Mountain pipeline in what some are calling a major setback for oil and a win for environmental and indigenous groups.
Senators Across the Country Weigh in on a Unionization Fight in South Carolina
In their bid to unionize, one relatively small group of Boeing workers in the South has lately drawn some bigger-name supporters.
New Policies Proposed by Betsy DeVos Would Limit the Definition of Sexual Harassment on College Campuses
The proposed policies could go into effect without requiring a vote from Congress.
After Filing a Big Climate Assessment, California Commits to 100 Percent Renewables
California is moving to require that the state gets 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources—such as wind, solar, and nuclear power—by 2045.
U.N. Experts Say the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia Could Have Committed War Crimes in Yemen
A new report implicates the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia in war crimes that include rape and torture.
A New Study Finds That Hurricane Maria's Death Toll Was 2,975
This new death toll is more than twice as high as the estimates the Puerto Rican government released earlier this month.
Lawmakers Call for Accountability After the VA Mishandles Thousands of Sexual Trauma Cases
A bipartisan group of lawmakers united on Monday to call for action from both Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A Judge Extends the Ban on Posting 3-D Printed Gun Plans Online
District Judge Robert S. Lasnik ruled in favor of Washington, D.C., and 19 states that had filed a lawsuit against Defense Distributed.
Americans Want Businesses—Not Local Governments—to Reduce Straw Pollution
In a new poll, nearly 80 percent of respondents supported companies switching to biodegradable straws.
Verizon Won't Restrict Emergency Workers' Data as Hurricane Lane Bears Down on Hawaii
The news followed a public outcry this week over Verizon's throttling of data for fire crews battling Northern California's Mendocino Complex Fire.