Across the United States, state and local officials, frustrated by a lack of leadership in the White House and federal agencies, took steps on their own to prepare for the pandemic and protect their communities.
Most hospitals — nonprofit, public and for-profit — operate on thin financial margins and have little to no budget for contingency preparations.
The American Lung Association ranks Bakersfield, Calif., as the most polluted city in the nation for average annual levels of dangerously high particle pollution. The city is second for short-term pollution spikes, a ranking Bakersfield has held in eight out of the last 10 reports.
State regulators for more than a decade allowed a New Mexico refinery to delay fixing leaky equipment that was releasing toxic gases, including high levels of the carcinogen benzene.
“Plastic Wars” looks at how the plastics industry has used recycling to help sell more plastic — and why the plastic waste problem has only grown.
Public filings outline troubling relationships between energy company, local legislators and special interest groups in Ohio.
In Philadelphia, an air monitor on the border of the East Coast’s largest oil refinery recorded a level of cancer-causing gas more than 21 times the federal limit.
They experienced the war in Afghanistan on the ground. Here’s what they had to say.
As of 2018, the U.S. opioid epidemic has claimed more than 400,000 lives. Yet the faces of some victims remain hidden.
How opioid addiction starts: Five people describe the moments that led them down a trail of dependency.