Turning two big supermarket companies into one even larger one could harm consumers and workers, the government says.
Nano-enabled pesticides could pose huge risks and they aren’t being regulated effectively enough yet.
Reducing particle pollution can save thousands of lives, but states need more data to inform better controls. An atmospheric scientist explains what data and actions are needed.
Most people don’t know what these labels really mean − and advertisers take advantage of that fact.
Synthetic chemicals found in ski wax have been found in the snow and soil on ski slopes and could pose a toxic threat to the environment.
On Feb. 7, 2024, the EPA strengthened the federal limit for annual levels of fine particulate air pollution, or PM2.5. Many serious health effects have been linked to PM2.5 exposure.
Although most Americans believe dietary supplements are safe, these products often make health claims that are unproven or downright false.
As legislators rail against social media companies, the companies continue to put millions of young people at risk. Here’s how − and what can be done about it.
A professor of nonprofit law explains why drafting any restrictions on charities requires proceeding with great care.
An important but controversial legal doctrine, known as Chevron deference, is at issue in two fishing cases. The outcome could affect many sectors across the nation.
Like their cable predecessors, streaming companies have lured customers in with low rates and promises of a better viewing experience. Now they’re cashing in.
The ACT Party’s Regulatory Standards Bill will likely meet the same opposition it has in the past. And it will be a test of the new government’s commitment to genuine regulatory standards.
2024 will see a massive expansion in Australia’s digital ID system. Good tech and strong guardrails will make Australia a world leader in this important area.
Inert ingredients are added for purposes other than killing pests and are not required under federal law to be tested for safety or identified on pesticide labels.
The only thing Qantas seems to fear is losing landing slots. It’s time to reallocate the slots it doesn’t use.
A pipeline that has carried Canadian oil and gas across Wisconsin and Michigan for 70 years has become a symbol of fossil fuel politics and a test of local regulatory power.
Reform for artificial intelligence is urgent. If we cut through the hype and self-interest, Australian law can promote responsible and safe AI.
Enforcement of labour market regulation among small businesses such as hand car washes and nail salons is too complicated.
Repugnance for certain activities tends to dictate government rules for markets but this can obscure real problems like poverty.
Cars are getting bigger on US roads, and that’s increasing pedestrian and cyclist deaths. A transport scholar identifies community-level strategies for making streets safer.