North Dakota Is the Deadliest State to Work In

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A new report finds exceptionally high fatality rates in the oil and gas and construction industries.

As Earth Warms, West Nile Spreads

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The virus took the U.S. by surprise. Thanks to climate change, it’s here to stay. 

“She Was Screaming in the Tub”

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And other horrific tales from West Virginia’s chemical nightmare.

Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing’s Air?

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There could be a “silver lining” to the smog.

Mystery Lung Fungus: Are You at Risk?

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Valley fever is hard to diagnose, even harder to treat, and potentially fatal—and the number of cases is rising dramatically.

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