Are health risks from air pollution less serious than we think? Mainstream scientists call this a fringe view, but it's getting high-level attention at the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Facebook boss's calls for outside help to draft new rules on what is acceptable behaviour online should be welcomed. So what's his next step?
Of course people need ethics. But the current troubles in the technology industry are not evidence of an ethics crisis; it is a public-policy crisis.
Some are calling the FAA's relationship with Boeing an open-and-shut case of 'regulatory capture.' The reality is more complicated.
With Gottlieb's departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?
Facebook says it's changing. Time will tell. In the meantime, privacy is under threat, news and journalism are suffering, and the algorithms employed by digital platforms are worryingly opaque.
EPA is moving to regulate two chemicals from a group called PFAS that are contaminating drinking water. A public health expert explains why the agency should take much broader action.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
Blockchain technology was supposed to make trust unnecessary – but that turns out not to be true. Most people will want laws and regulations to help make blockchain-based systems trustworthy.
The shutdown is highlighting the crucial role government plays in the lives of citizens and businesses, offering a reminder of its fundamental value to the economy.
Counterintuitively, vague incentives are often stronger than clear ones.
Fertilizer is a key source of nitrogen pollution which fouls air and water worldwide. Current regulations target farmers, but focusing on producers could spur them to develop greener products.
Distrusting large federal bureaucracies isn't reserved for conservatives anymore.
A New York judge will decide whether Trump owes more than $2.8 million in restitution.
An air pollution expert with years of experience advising federal regulators describes how the Trump administration is speeding up reviews and reducing scientific input.
The Canadian government has announced a new policy of providing financial assistance to the country's news industry. With any financial support will come a need to define who exactly is a journalist.
Vehicles made before 2001 could suffer fuel system or engine damage if they're run on E15.
Although fracking has been given the green light it's still not known how common felt earthquakes may become and if communities are willing to accept them
Big oil and gas companies spent far more fighting this ballot initiative than the measure's supporters did.