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PITTSBURGH—A recent study found that people with asthma who live near a U.S. Steel facility experienced worsened symptoms following a 2018 fire that damaged pollution controls—and that even prior to the fire, a trend of lower lung function was observed in people living close to the plant.

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Agents of Change founder and director Dr. Ami Zota sat down with Dr. Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang to discuss fertility, environmental chemicals, and reproductive justice.

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For some ocean creatures, infectious disease is growing amid a changing climate.

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Synthetic dyes used as colorants in many common foods and drinks can negatively affect attention and activity in children, according to a comprehensive review of existing evidence published this month by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

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It's been 12 years since fracking reshaped the American energy landscape and much of the Pennsylvania countryside.

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President Biden's Wednesday night speech before the House and Senate generally drew praise from the pundit class.

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In May 2020, Greg Johnson went to Little Saint Germain Lake in northern Wisconsin to spear walleye.

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Out of the airplane window I saw a smoke plume in the distance towering thousands of feet above the burning forest floor.

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With the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement, and with governments across the country evaluating how they can cut carbon emissions, a question remains about one contentious "carbon neutral" energy source: wood pellets.

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PITTSBURGH—Lead was detected in 80 percent of water systems in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which encompasses Pittsburgh, in 2019, according to a new two-year analysis.

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In April 1991, public radio listeners got a unique new show: A one-hour environmental newsmagazine called Living on Earth.

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This day last year, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, was supposed to be complete with international summits, events, and celebrations.

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Abrania Marrero joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Health podcast to discuss the increasing push for food security and sovereignty in Puerto Rico, and how the island's relationship with the U.S. mainland has impacted its residents' health.

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NORTH POLE, Alaska—Linda Brown would one day look back with regret on her family's optimism as they dug into the cold, hard soil.

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On March 29, Eric, the most prominent lay leader at my church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, perished from COVID-19.
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I hope like me you're counting the hours till this Thursday, April 22, the 52nd observance of Earth Day.

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John Bowden, an assistant professor at University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, wasn't a fan of paper straws when they first gained popularity.

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A woman's exposure to the pesticide DDT during pregnancy can increase her granddaughter's risk for breast cancer decades later, according to a new study.

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Over the course of two years, EHN enlisted the help of scientific advisors to develop a study protocol, obtain approval from an Independent Review Board, ensure that we used proper collection protocol, and analyze and interpret the data for a scientific study on human exposure to chemicals associated with unconventional oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania.

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Fertility issues are on the rise, and new literature points to ways that your environment may be part of the problem. We've rounded up some changes you can make in your life to promote a healthy reproductive system.

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To prevent pipes from freezing, set the thermostat in your house no lower than 55°F, an article tells me.

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One month after publication of EHN.org's groundbreaking "Fractured" investigation, lawmakers, civic groups and journalists are pulling our findings into news coverage, community actions, and calls for policy change.

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Lawyers suing Swiss chemical company Syngenta are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar lawsuits under the oversight of a federal judge in California.

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Virginia Wasserberg is a lifelong Republican, a deeply conservative home-schooling mom from Southeast Virginia.
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I've been a member of a worthy non-profit, The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), since one year after its 1991 founding.
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Systemic racism and inequity has always run as a powerful undercurrent through environmental and climate change impacts.

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About 2.3 million Americans are exposed to high natural strontium levels in their drinking water, a metal that can harm bone health in children, according to a United States Geological Survey study.

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Dr. Veena Singla joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Health podcast to discuss the often-arduous path of turning science into policy, and finding confidence and a voice as a scientist.

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Within the past decade, those working on the frontlines of marine health have treated an unprecedented number of animals poisoned by harmful algal blooms.

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By 2050, many of climate change's worst projected impacts could be fully upon us—or fully upon our descendants.

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In late March of 2017, just a few weeks before Earth Day, the first Enviro-Art Gallery showcase took place as a small gathering and presentation in the cafeteria of James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia.

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Since 1960 about 21 percent of global agriculture production, including livestock, tree farming, and traditional crops such as corn and soybeans, has been negatively impacted by climate change, according to a new study.

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Have you ever gone to the doctor's office, had your body poked at, answered invasive questions, only to be told they will contact you if there is an issue?

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Let's take a listen into Yellowstone National Park, the oldest and one of the most idyllic public spaces available to the American public.

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Environmental coverage often paints a dismal picture: sea level rise flooding coastal communities, climate change and hurricanes destroying neighborhoods, or coal ash or hog waste seeping into local waterways and drinking water.

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Forty-two "mystery chemicals" were found in the blood of 30 Bay Area pregnant women, according to a recent study conducted by scientists at University of California, San Francisco.

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