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|With EPA rule change, worries linger for those near coal ash ponds
In March 2017, coal mogul Bob Murray came to the Washington headquarters of the US Department of Energy for a meeting with Secretary Rick Perry. Also at the table was Andrew Wheeler, who this month became acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
POSTED JULY 21, 2018 4:39 PM
|EPA rolls back Obama-era coal ash regulations
As one of his first major acts as acting director of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler signed and finalized new standards overseeing coal ash, the leftover waste created by power plants that burn coal. The new rules are a revision of 2015 regulations that were put into place by the Obama administration after two significant industrial coal ash spills.
POSTED JULY 18, 2018 5:03 PM
|India scraps controversial tax on sanitary pads
Sanitary pads are now tax-free in India.
POSTED JULY 22, 2018 10:24 AM
|Foodborne illness may be on the rise, here's why
One child drank apple cider at a Connecticut farm, another a glass of juice during a road trip in Oregon; later, both were rushed to emergency rooms as they struggled for their lives. A middle-aged woman became sick more than a decade ago after enjoying a salad at a banquet hosted by a California hotel; her debilitating symptoms continue to this day.
POSTED JULY 20, 2018 1:55 PM
|What you should know about Vibrio bacteria
There have been a number of recent reports warning the public of the dangers of Vibrio bacteria from eating certain foods or swimming at the beach. An infection can result in gastrointestinal issues, the loss of limbs and even death. But what are these bacteria?
POSTED JULY 20, 2018 10:20 PM
|These foods linked to ongoing outbreaks might make you sick
US health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and even parasites lurking in some of our food.
POSTED JULY 23, 2018 4:28 AM
|Valsartan drug recall: 4 things patients should know
Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 8:10 AM
|Baltimore bans sugary drinks from kids' menus
Baltimore became the largest city in the United States to bar soda and other sugary drinks from restaurants' kids' menus this week.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 8:40 PM
|UNC coach under fire over his remarks on football's link to brain illness
University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora is under fire after he questioned the validity of studies on a degenerative brain illness that affects players.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 3:26 PM
|Non-dairy beverages like soy and almond milk may not be 'milk,' FDA suggests
Got milk? If you're buying "milk" made with non-dairy products like almonds or oats, the US Food and Drug Administration isn't so sure you do.
POSTED JULY 19, 2018 7:32 PM