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With storms to the east and wildfires to the west, the climate crisis is currently at the forefront of public consciousness. But aside from dramatic disasters there is another, pernicious threat that comes with a warming climate: diminishing global crop yields.

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Beach sands around the world are laced with the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to new research that calls attention to a less well-known source of exposure to the hormone-mimicking chemical.

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When Fox News announced the lineup of topics for the upcoming presidential debate, climate change and environmental justice were nowhere to be seen.
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It's always a challenge to find good news on the climate and environment beat. And we all desperately need a little more of the upbeat stuff right now.

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Mary Beth Kirkham hadn't studied microplastics when she was invited to co-edit a new book about microplastics in the environment—but something stood out to her about the existing research.

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Take a peek with us over the horizon into the latest research on our environment and health.

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Decades ago several bird species in the Great Lakes—including the iconic bald eagle—faced an uncertain future because toxic chemicals were threatening their populations.

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The coronavirus has changed just about every routine in our lives, cleaning and disinfecting now among them.

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This investigation is a cross-border collaboration between The Narwhal and Environmental Health News.

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When Mount Desert Island High School in Maine decided to use solar power, they turned to the students.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted U.S. health inequities—and the field of public health, which includes the branches of epidemiology and environmental health, has long been complicit in sustaining these inequities.

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You would think that after 190,000 COVID-19 deaths, the Trump Administration might finally develop a national strategy to control spread of the coronavirus.

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This story was produced as part of a collaborative reporting project by the Pittsburgh Media Partnership. Learn more about our partners in the collaborative and see all the work at thebigstorypgh.com.

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Kristina Marusic, EHN's Pittsburgh reporter, won two 2020 Golden Quill Awards for her reporting on air pollution and cancer in Western Pennsylvania.

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Building best-of lists is, if nothing else, a wonderful way to start an argument.
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Baboons in the U.S., howler monkeys in Costa Rica, and baboons, chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, and red colobus in Uganda are all getting exposed to dangerous pesticides and flame-retardant chemicals, according to new research.

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BOZEMAN, Mont.—Living in the Rocky Mountains, we often joke about our five seasons: Fall, winter, spring, summer and smoke.

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We all know cars and trucks spew pollution into the air—but it turns out what's underneath their tires do as well.

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Last Thursday, Ohio's Cuyahoga River staged a small re-enactment of its historic moment.

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Natalie practices a sustainable lifestyle: reusable shopping bags, Farmers' Market produce, etc. But after gaining responsibility for the hazardous waste in her graduate school lab, she realized sustainability was absent from her career: and took steps to change that.

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In this video, Dr. Ashley Malin recounts her path to becoming a public health scientist and psychologist, facing a life-altering disease along the way.

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BLANCO, TX—Teri Albright and Milton Shaw, a couple living near Blanco, Texas, were bracing themselves as the coronavirus began appearing in the state. Both doctors working in long-term care facilities, the couple was busy learning new procedures to protect patients from the novel virus.

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More than half of the United States is underwater: a sunken landscape of canyons, volcanic ranges, coral reefs, and kelp forests.

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We normally reserve this space for noteworthy environmental news. But I need time for a heartfelt "thank you."

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Something that speaks volumes about the environment's low-level standing in American politics is how the environment wasn't spoken about in volumes at this week's Democratic National Convention.

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When a seabird is found with a belly full of plastic bags, or a turtle is strangled by six-pack rings, it's easy to see how our trash turns deadly when it enters the oceans.

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In their congressional careers, both Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris fell within the norm for their respective parties.

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As editor of EHN, I've long sought out reporters who can tell stories of environmental injustice and scientists who can put it into context.

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Nearly three decades ago, I wrote the following sentence in a Boston Globe column: "Let us bury the term 'minority.'"

Silly me, thinking in 1991 that I could eliminate this amorphous, diminutive label for people of color with a few taps on a keyboard.

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Plaintiffs in the U.S. Roundup litigation are starting to learn the details of what Bayer AG's $10 billion settlement of cancer claims actually means for them individually, and some are not liking what they see.

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Eating an organic diet rapidly and significantly reduces exposure to glyphosate—the world's most widely-used weed killer, which has been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and other harmful impacts, according to a new study.

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Natural habitats across the planet that humans have converted to farms, cities or suburbs are much more likely to harbor wildlife that carry parasites or pathogens such as the novel coronavirus than undisturbed areas, according to a new study.

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Last Tuesday, we almost had a breakthrough moment on the environment.

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If there's one constant in American politics during my adult lifetime, it's that the Democrats can take any opportunity, any poll lead, or any safe bet, and completely f*ck it up.

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Four of the fellows who participated in the Agents of Change program this year joined the Collaborative on Health and the Environment to discuss their research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas.

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