Which has more germs: Doctors' hands, or their stethoscopes?
February 28, 2014, 8:39 a.m. by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, LiveScience
A new study suggests there should be official rules on how often doctors clean these essential tools.
New York City releasing gases to track air flow
July 9, 2013, 12:09 p.m. by Andrea Thompson, LiveScience
This month scientists will release harmless gases in the New York City subway to determine where actual noxious gases could infiltrate the underground transit system.
New study finds Hurricane Sandy responsible for spilling 11 billion gallons of sewage
May 1, 2013, 3:41 p.m. by Shea Gunther
The winds and waves of Hurricane Sandy spilled enough sewage to match BP's oil spill more than 50 times over.
IKEA's contamination woes continue with pork-tainted moose lasagna
April 8, 2013, 7 a.m. by Matt Hickman
A production batch of moose lasagna, apparently a hot seller at European stores operated by the world-dominating purveyor of flat-pack home furnishings, is found to contain trace amounts of pork.
Private wells across U.S. contaminated with arsenic
October 3, 2011, 10:40 a.m. by Environmental Health News
A recent geological survey finds that at least 13% of private well water is contaminated with arsenic and other elements, such as uranium, boron, and lithium.
EPA takes on trailer park owner over water testing
May 9, 2011, 12:53 p.m. by Andrew Schenkel
Residents of a trailer park in Wyoming are fine with drinking bottled water, but the EPA says the park's owner should be doing more testing.
Poor timing may doom offshore drilling plan in Southeast
April 22, 2011, 3:06 p.m. by Andrew Schenkel
North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina may have something to gain when it comes to offshore drilling, but the events of 2010 remind us that they also have plenty to lose.
California is generating so much solar energy, it's paying other states to take it
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