Health and Environment
A rare "orange alert" was issued Friday in Beijing, prompting health advisories and bans on barbeques, fireworks and demolition work, but no order to pull cars from the streets.
A new study, published last week in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives, draws a correlation between birth defects and maternal exposures to natural gas.
Pungent fumes from Baytex Energy's bitumen storage tanks are allegedly forcing families near Peace River Alberta to leave their homes.
Opposition politicians are raising concerns over a report for Alberta's energy regulator that suggests doctors are reluctant to draw links between health problems and the energy industry.
Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city and surrounding counties.
A Washington state woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Teck Resources, claiming toxic pollutants from the company's smelter in southeastern BC caused her breast cancer and other ailments.
Local residents and conservation groups are raising alarm bells over a proposed hazardous waste recycling site on the banks of BC's Fraser River.
Quebec's environment minister, Yves-Francois Blanchet, has announced a new inspection program will be carried out on known PCB sites in the province.
US residents 30km downstream from Teck Resources' Trail, BC lead and zinc smelter are considering legal action over the plant's effluent, which they say has been making their community sick for years.
A new study is drawing attention to the health problems suffered by a First Nations community living near Sarnia, Ontario's "Chemical Valley" - including miscarriages, asthma, and low male birth rates.