A U.S. Chemical Safety Board public hearing, delayed for a month due to Bayer's pleas for secrecy, finds lack of safety to be contributing factors to the 'accident' that killed two at an Institute, WV, plant in August 2008.
By JAN KNIGHT Katrina coverage driven by disaster myths, reinforces push to use military during domestic disasters, study suggests
A new Office of Inspector General report found many chemical facilities storing large amounts of dangerous chemicals had not filed their required RMPs -- and that EPA was not checking often for compliance.
A public meeting regarding the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's investigation of the August 2008 explosion at Bayer CropScience which killed two workers, originally scheduled for March 19, was postponed to April 23, 2009.
A new map and report by the Center for Public Integrity make it easier to pinpoint exact locations of coal-ash deposits, a waste product of coal-fired power plants.
On Aug. 13, 2001, President Bush and Interior Sec. Norton endorsed a 10-year fire plan proposed by the Western Governors Assoc. that would grant Western states and localities more discretion in preventing and fighting wildfires.
Flood maps for riparian areas and coastal zones are in need of significant improvement, according to a new National Academies report. The benefits of implementing the improvements would substantially outweigh the costs.
After the disastrous collapse of a Kentucky coal waste impoundment in October 2000, Congress asked the National Research Council to recommend ways to help reduce the potential for future calamities at about 700 U.S. facilities.
The Poynter Institute Web site has published an array of resources and advice for journalists who are covering the attacks and tragedies of September 11, 2001.
A few lessons were buried in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Humans change the environment -- and build environments -- in ways that make them vulnerable to catastrophe.