Jan 27, 2016

Cancer kills 7,500 each day in China, study finds

Chronic infections, smoking and pollution have contributed to skyrocketing cases of cancer in China, with an estimated 4.3 million new diagnoses last year and 2.8 million deaths, researchers said Tuesday. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in China, said the report ...

Jan 22, 2016

China pushes 'inferno' documentary into purgatory

It is a vision of hell on Earth: green hills blasted into black heaps, and workers toiling under snarling machinery, dodging hot red sparks and rivers of molten metal. Inspired by Dante’s “Inferno,” a medieval tale of a journey to the underworld, Zhao Liang’s ...

Jan 21, 2016

Carbon dioxide may 'intoxicate' fish: study

By midcentury, higher levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in ocean water could leave fish “intoxicated,” becoming lost at sea, a study said Wednesday. The oceans absorb about a third of the carbon dioxide released by humanity’s burning of coal, oil and gas — their ...

Obama signs emergency order over Flint water crisis

Jan 17, 2016

Obama signs emergency order over Flint water crisis

President Barack Obama signed an emergency declaration Saturday that clears the way for federal aid for Flint, Michigan, which is undergoing a drinking water crisis. The White House also said the Federal Emergency Management Agency will coordinate all disaster relief efforts to “alleviate the ...

Jan 16, 2016

Obama halts new coal leases on federal land

The Obama administration is halting new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review of fees charged to mining companies and coal mining’s impact on the environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that companies can continue to mine coal reserves ...