Mowing over protests from New York City residents, workers and public-health advocates, the federal government has rolled out a plan to clean up pollution left behind by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Senators introduced a bill last week that, while attempting to tackle climate change, also offers subsidies to the nuclear industry.
A national animal-rights group is calling attention to the forced artificial insemination of turkeys and the health effects of industry standards for breeding and growing the birds.
Though experts agree Congress has the authority to cut or redirect military spending, some say Democrats are shrinking from their prerogative to use that power to stop the war.
Organizations that indirectly lobby Congress may soon have to disclose their larger donors to the public, making it easier to discern true grassroots groups from â€˜astroturfâ€™ imposters.
Cast to the margins of society, gender-nonconformists have always lived under the threat of harassment and brutality, but a new report and vigilant voices of resistance aim to expose and challenge prevailing social stigmas.
A new report suggests the Bush administration, the medical industry and business lobbyists have distorted and exploited the medical-malpractice "crisis" in the name of profit.
Conservationists say a major certifier of environmentally â€œsustainableâ€ foresting practices in the US offers its approval too easily and is too hesitant to take action against firms that harm the environment.
Two articles published this month in the journal BioScienc
e identify five known and nine suspected mercury "hotspots" in northeastern North America and suggest US coal-fired power plants are, in some instances, largely to blame.
Anti-war activists are busy staging a "surge" of their own to counter President Bushâ€™s Wednesday-night announcement that he intends to expand the US occupation force in Iraq.
As Gitmo turns five, abolitionists renew their campaign on the heels of still more reports that guards are systematically abusing inmates there.
An anonymous writer who linked from a collaborative website to a drug companyâ€™s internal documents is appealing a court order demanding the removal of the links.
Progressives say the new Democratic legislature is already disproving the common perception that their party is particularly friendly to people of color.
Insurance companies are tallying profits at a record high while paying claims at a record low, according to a report released and endorsed by a range of consumer advocacy groups.
With only 100 bald eagles left in the Arizona desert, environmental groups filed a complaint against the US government for taking the population off the Endangered Species List.
Government watchdogs applauded new congressional rules restricting gifts from lobbyists as a good first step, but called for independent oversight and further limits on influence peddling.
Native Americans filed a class-action lawsuit last month in another attempt to end a decades-long struggle with the government over the mismanagement of tribal trust funds.
Two unions filed suit against a government agency this week for continuing to allow employers to make their workers pay for safety equipment needed on hazardous job sites.
Some Arizonians want their stateâ€™s hard-won minimum-wage hike to apply only to â€œable-bodiedâ€ employees, leaving a loophole for paying disabled workers less.
Activistsâ€™ emergency effort to save over 1,000 wild horses and burros near Las Vegas was shot down by a judge who last week ruled the government could round the animals up and remove them.
A corporate tax break launched by Congress two years ago is quietly gnawing a nearly $2 billion hole in state coffers.
Family members of New York prisoners are going to court over an agreement between the state Department of Corrections and the phone company MCI Worldcom.
With California drivers still reeling after a year of record-high gas costs, consumer advocates are warning that companies are gouging consumers while passing the blame off to market forces and state regulations.
Activists and North Carolinaâ€™s attorney general say the massive New Deal energy project is a major source of pollution and health problems in the region its creators intended to help.
The Food and Drug Administration is aiming to cut back its research infrastructure at a time when critics say monitoring and regulation are more crucial than ever.
Although drug makers typically justify the high cost of medicines by citing research expenses, a new government report says their research investments are mostly funding highly profitable modifications of existing drug designs, not new treatments.
As energy corporations closed in on Navajo territory, a cluster of elderly women and other locals rushed to greet them â€“ planting themselves in defiance on the ground they hold as sacred.
Military sexual assault survivors and their advocates say the case of Suzanne Swift typifies the Pentagonâ€™s failure to address the prevalence of sexual assault inside its ranks, as well as the unmet needs of survivors and the impunity enjoyed by assailants.
The threat of hunger hangs more heavily over Latino households than their white counterparts, and advocates trace the stark inequality to economic, social and bureaucratic barriers.
Food-safety activists are protesting the government's attempt to stack an organic-food advisory board with representatives of corporate agribusiness and food commerce.