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Brianna VanNoy joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Health podcast to discuss why representation in research matters, and how clinical trial research can incorporate public health and justice ideas.

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Check out these new Swedish “renoducts,”—a play on the Swedish word for reindeer and “viaduct”—that will help the country’s reindeer safely travel without being hit by cars.
The duo have donated nearly 5,000 rolls to city residents during the pandemic.
Project developers may have found their inspiration in Berlevåg, the nearby Norwegian town.
Once decimated by disease, eelgrass is now recovering in the state’s lagoons after scientists spent decades trying to restore it.

Photographer Shaun Price captures images of a project to build a mobile bike repair center during COVID-19.

Biden’s first-day actions signal that he’s serious about global warming. But he’s got to make up for four years of lost time.

In one fell swoop, President Biden is undoing his predecessor's most harmful work on public lands, climate change, clean air and water, and environmental justice.

U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy granted preliminary approval Thursday to the $641-million settlement agreement over the Flint water crisis.
President Biden's wave of executive actions includes an order to reexamine one controversial, but widely used, pesticide called chlorpyrifos. The Trump administration kept it on the market.
After losing crops to severe drought for years, farmers in Maharashtra are seeing high yields through imaginative cultivation methods. They told DW that taking control is better than protesting government policy.
The President has almost certainly settled one of this country’s greatest environmental battles, but he will also get to help decide the fates of two other critical fossil-fuel projects.
U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the permit for Calgary-based TC Energy's Keystone XL pipeline after being sworn in as the 46th U.S. president on Wednesday, something Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said was an "insult" to Canada.

Biden administration rolls out a flurry of executive orders aimed at tackling climate crisis.

Joe Biden will impose a “temporary moratorium on all oil and natural gas leasing activities” in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge upon taking office, his transition team says.

After years of public consultation and hearings, an independent panel says modernizing mineral development rules in the territory will better respect Indigenous Rights and the land.

Decisions on chemical risks, pesticides, and science under scrutiny.

After studying how microplastics damage the oceans, schoolgirl Lizzie wants the government to stop sending waste to developing countries.

The Gulf of Mexico’s largest coral sanctuary just got a lot bigger.
A French company plans to persuade 10,000 Paris taxi drivers to switch to hydrogen-powered cars by the time the Olympic Games come to town in three years.
Democrats have learned not to peg their hopes to a single major climate bill.
Groundbreaking new research has found synthetic cannabidiol can kill bacteria associated with gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease.

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, Mass.—Bob Leverett walked away from the trunk, looking up through the canopy, trying to get eyes on the crown.

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The pandemic is putting even more plastic into our oceans. But we can change that.

Sticking points to a wider rollout of electric vehicle chargers include reliability, availability and the grid.

When it comes to conservation, hope is much more useful than gloom.
Few places see a more dramatic impact of climate changes than Svalbard, where sea ice vanishes, glaciers shrink, and permafrost thaws.
"We have to get PFAS out of products to get these harmful pollutants out of our drinking water," say advocates.

Dinner cast-asides are packed in bags, cages as bulwark against waves, storms, rising seas.

A scientist in Germany is using popcorn as a replacement for polystyrene.

The victory comes as mounting evidence shows that Indigenous groups are often the best protectors of their lands.

From more reusable packaging to more companies taking back used products to more empowered designers, 2021 will be a key year in the development of new, less wasteful systems.
The model had shown promise in Flint before officials rebelled. Now Toledo is using it, while incorporating more public input.

Estonia's long history of polar research, coupled with its current scientific and technological expertise, would allow it to make important contributions to the Arctic Council as an observer, President Kersti Kaljulaid told an international audience on Thursday.

Officials expect to complete cleanup in four to five years, depending on federal funding.