Lead poisoning hits low-income...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Children from low-income families may be more susceptible to toxic environmental hazards such as lead exposure

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Ashes to Ashes

Jan 14, 2020 by

A Georgia town welcomed America’s largest coal plant. Now, residents worry it’s contaminating their water.

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Make 2020 the Year of Less Sug...

Jan 2, 2020 by

One of the best things you can do for your health is to cut back on foods with added sugar. Our 7-Day Sugar Challenge will show you how.

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Paul Krugman on climate, robot...

Dec 26, 2019 by

The Nobel prize-winning economist explains it all.

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America is facing a sugar shor...

Dec 19, 2019 by

But is that a bad thing?

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Pesticides, Heat, and the Peop...

Dec 9, 2019 by

In a new report released this week, we show that climate change poses dire threats to farmworkers.

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The Next Generation of Childre...

Dec 4, 2019 by

New study finds that hot weather increases the risk of early childbirth.

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America’s Red State Death Trip...

Dec 3, 2019 by

Why does falling life expectancy track political orientation?

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‘The Game Changers’...

Nov 20, 2019 by

It turns out you can still be a high-performing athlete on a plant-based diet.

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Dwindling tropical rainforests...

Nov 15, 2019 by

Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common thing to do when I was hungry, even though at times there were unintended consequences.

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Cities Worldwide Are Reimagini...

Nov 14, 2019 by

At a time when most of humanity lives in cities, where do cars belong — especially the old, polluting ones that make city air foul for people to breathe?

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Climate change will affect “ev...

Nov 13, 2019 by

A baby born today will face higher risks of disease and undernutrition because of climate change, according to a new report in The Lancet.

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Climate Change Affects Student...

Nov 7, 2019 by

Education is a fundamental right, codified in the constitutions of nearly half of the 50 states including California and in international law.

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Why New Delhi’s air is always ...

Nov 5, 2019 by

India’s capital city of New Delhi has been making headlines this week for its abysmal air quality as the concentration of particulate matter reached above 400 micrograms per cubic meter, 20 times the levels deemed healthy by the World Health Organization and the worst the city has seen since 2016.

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Even Louisiana’s Wealthier Nei...

Nov 1, 2019 by

Industrial development usually targets poor communities, but Ascension Parish is one of the richest, and most toxic, places in Louisiana. Some residents say the financial benefits of living there outweigh the risks.

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Wildfires Are Making Californi...

Oct 31, 2019 by

A new study examines the human health costs of the fires.

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Oct 24, 2019 by

THE WIDESPREAD ENVIRONMENTAL contaminants known as PFAS cause multiple health problems in people, according to Linda Birnbaum, who retired as director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program earlier this month.

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6 Years After Exxon’s Oi...

Oct 24, 2019 by

In sealed depositions, Mayflower residents describe illnesses, property damage and a smell that still haunts them. Some say they felt pressured to sign settlements.

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To Treat Chronic Ailments, Fix...

Oct 23, 2019 by

For many patients, the right food may be the best medicine.

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As the Planet Warms, Diseases ...

Oct 21, 2019 by

As illnesses like Valley fever emerge in new areas, health officials keep residents informed instead of in fear.

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Oct 17, 2019 by

INVESTOR-OWNED HOSPITALS are leading the fight against the creation of a comprehensive, universal health care system, according to corporate filings reviewed by MapLight and The Intercept.

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Managing Water in an Unpredict...

Oct 14, 2019 by

In southern Nevada, the problem is drought. Nineteen years of declining snowpack in the mountains that make up the Colorado River water basin has caused Lake Mead, the region’s primary source of drinking water, to drop about 130 feet.

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Pollution, anxiety, and death:...

Oct 12, 2019 by

If you’ve ever said “Donald Trump makes me sick,” it was probably a metaphorical statement. Or was it?

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The Country’s “Most Polluted A...

Oct 10, 2019 by

“This is political retribution against California, plain and simple.”

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Particulate Matter Air Polluti...

Oct 8, 2019 by

Air pollution is a complicated mixture that includes both invisible gases and solid particles or liquid droplets that float in the air. These pollutants are everywhere—in your home and workplace, in your neighborhood park, near busy (and not-so busy) roadways. And they can make us very sick.

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Court: Trump’s EPA Can’t...

Oct 2, 2019 by

A Trump-appointed judge was involved in the ruling. Without a strong plan for cutting coal power plant emissions, meeting ozone requirements gets much harder.

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Executive Order Creates Influe...

Sep 27, 2019 by

On Sept. 19, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order, “Modernizing Influenza Vaccines in the United State to Promote National Security and Public Health.

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Vaccine Mandates for Everyone,...

Sep 20, 2019 by

In the United States, those who are vaccine risk-aware have much to be concerned about right now.

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Just How Good Is the Impossibl...

Sep 19, 2019 by

Meat consumption is a huge driver of global warming, from deforestation to cow farts. Meatless meat isn’t a miracle, though.

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Vaccine Mandates for Everyone,...

Sep 17, 2019 by

In the United States, those who are vaccine risk-aware have much to be concerned about right now.

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