More Synthetic Microfibers Now...

Sep 21, 2020 by

More Synthetic Microfibers Now End up on Land Than in Water

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Even shut down, Texas oil refi...

Aug 27, 2020 by

Even shut down, Texas oil refineries in Hurricane Laura’s path will emit nearly 4 million pounds of pollution

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The risk of preterm birth rise...

Aug 20, 2020 by

The risk of preterm birth rises near gas flaring, reflecting deep-rooted environmental injustices in rural America

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Lake Erie’s Toxic Green Slime ...

Aug 10, 2020 by

Lake Erie’s Toxic Green Slime is Getting Worse With Climate Change

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Plastic Found Lining Seabird N...

Jul 30, 2020 by

Plastic Found Lining Seabird Nests on a Worrying Scale

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The Burning Issue

Jul 23, 2020 by

New Jersey’s new law will shield poor communities from new sources of pollution. What about existing ones?

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‘China’s Erin Brockovich’ Goes...

Jun 19, 2020 by

‘China’s Erin Brockovich’ Goes Global to Hold Chinese Companies Accountable

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Fix drinking water supplies to...

May 28, 2020 by

Fix drinking water supplies to reduce ocean plastic

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An effort to bring ‘environmen...

Mar 31, 2020 by

An effort to bring ‘environmental justice for all’ goes virtual

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Air Pollution Plummets As Chin...

Mar 27, 2020 by

Air Pollution Plummets As China, Europe, New York Go On COVID-19 Lockdown

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Earthworms consume microplasti...

Jan 29, 2020 by

From Antarctica to agricultural fields, plastic waste is everywhere across the globe. We should be very concerned as this is yet another threat to our ability to feed ourselves.

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China bans single-use plastics

Jan 20, 2020 by

Over the next five years, it plans to eliminate shopping bags, straws, takeout food containers, and more.

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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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Getting rid of pollution impro...

Dec 6, 2019 by

After decades of steadily declining, air pollution is once again on the rise in the United States. Between 2016 and 2018, pollution of fine particulate matter — tiny particles that are emitted whenever we burn anything — rose by more than 5 percent.

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Vancouver says no more foam fo...

Dec 3, 2019 by

A ban will take place in the new year, followed by crackdowns on straws and grocery bags.

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Indonesia’s food supply ...

Nov 15, 2019 by

An eye-opening report reveals how low-grade plastics are burned as fuel, poisoning the surrounding soil and air.

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You’re Paying Big Oil to...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The one thing you never want to hear your dentist say is “oops!” It’s also alarming to hear from a former U.S. senator — 25 years after he passed a temporary oil subsidy for Big Oil.

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Colombian town faces earthquak...

Nov 8, 2019 by

Residents of the town of Puerto Gaitán say their water sources are being used for the cultivation of oil palm plantations and the extraction of crude

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James Cameron wants us to stop...

Sep 27, 2019 by

The film director believes that ocean exploration could help us to prepare better for climate catastrophes.

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Before 1965, low CO2 levels we...

Sep 26, 2019 by

Humans have never lived with the high CO2 atmospheric conditions of the last 60 years, according to a new study.

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Meat and plastic sales are slo...

Sep 11, 2019 by

As environmental awareness spreads, shoppers are making different choices.

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“God Told Me to Fight”—Inside ...

Aug 29, 2019 by

Houses, several churches, and an elementary school would all be about a mile away.

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Here’s a handy guide to ...

Aug 27, 2019 by

How often do you wonder about what can go in the recycling bin and what cannot? The answer varies from municipality to municipality, as each has its own facilities for recovering waste materials and not all are the same.

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Meet the guy swimming through ...

Jul 15, 2019 by

Ben Lecomte is swimming through tons of plastic. Pieces of it have gotten stuck to his face. He’s passed abandoned fishing nets that tangle and kill wildlife. He’s held pieces of broken storage crates blooming with algae and barnacles. And he wants us to see it all — so we know what we’ve done to the planet.

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Airplane Contrails’ Clim...

Jun 27, 2019 by

The clouds created by jet engine pollution have a surprisingly powerful short-term impact on global warming.

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A changing tide

Jun 18, 2019 by

Florida’s summer of slime turned its politics upside down.

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Everything You Need to Know ab...

Jun 10, 2019 by

What is coral bleaching? Coral bleaching happens when corals lose their vibrant colors and turn white. But there’s a lot more to it than that.

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North Carolina’s poultry...

Jun 5, 2019 by

All eyes have been on the state’s hog farms, while its poultry operations have quietly tripled in number over the past two decades with little oversight.

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World’s rivers ‘aw...

May 27, 2019 by

Largest global study finds the drugs in two-thirds of test sites in 72 countries

Natasha Gilbert

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