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The new year wasn't yet a week old when we learned that the beginning of 2021 is going to feel a lot like the 52 weeks of misery that was 2020.

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"Prevention is the cure for child/teen cancer." This is the welcoming statement on a website called 'TheReasonsWhy.Us', where families affected by childhood cancers can sign up for a landmark new study into the potential environmental causes.

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What the hell just happened?

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Dana Williamson joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Health podcast to discuss the crucial role of social science in examining and maximizing the impact of environmental justice research and on-the-ground work.

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Out on the deck of a research boat, Tara Yacovitch looked out to the water. In the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, the seascape is peppered with lights. And every light is part of an offshore oil or gas platform.

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The grocery store is a wonderful place: thousands of ingredients and products at your fingertips available to combine, cook, and eat. However, that choice can be overwhelming: while shoppers in the 1970s chose from a mere 9,000 products, shoppers today choose from more than 47,000.

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In the midst of a pandemic, sales of cleaning products have skyrocketed, and many feel a need to clean more often. Knowing what to look for when purchasing cleaning supplies can help prevent unwanted and dangerous toxics from entering your home.

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EHN's Pittsburgh reporter Kristina Marusic recently appeared on the podcast In This Climate to discuss the impacts of fracking in southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond.

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On a week where an attempted Capitol takeover shook the U.S. to its core, I thought it fitting to look back at some prophetic words from the man who famously crooned, "what's going on?"

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More than 349,000 lost pregnancies each year in South Asia are linked to excessive air pollution, according to a new study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

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There's a reason the pesticide aldicarb is banned in more than 100 countries and one of only 36 pesticides out of thousands designated as "extremely hazardous" by the World Health Organization.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) failure on food chemical safety has left consumers at risk of chronic diseases.

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Here in Georgia, 2021 begins on January 5, because we won't find out until then who our two U.S. Senators are.

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We can all agree that 2020 was a challenging year.

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It's always something of a mystery to see what most touches readers. Black food sovereignty, DuPont's pollution, fracking and horses—this year's most read stories from our newsroom reflect true diversity in the world of environmental health.

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We've made it to the final week of 2020—a big accomplishment in a year that felt never-ending.

With the holidays here, you may have a little more time to relax. Wondering what to do with that time? We've got you covered.

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This year, extraordinary in so many awful ways, saw the passing of a wide range of important figures in the environmental field.

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Michelle Gin joined the Agents of Change in Environmental Health podcast and talked about being a first-generation college graduate, what it's like working with businesses while also holding them accountable, and strategies for communicating environmental risk to different populations.

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Two agency head selections by President-elect Joe Biden this week continue the partisan whiplash at federal agencies tasked with overseeing our environment.

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Microplastic particles exposed to freshwater or saltwater environments are more likely than original, non-exposed particles to be taken up into an animal's cells, according to new research.

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Our intrepid TV newsfolk are fond of comparing daily U.S. COVID-19 death tolls to other disaster numbers.

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At around 11 AM on November 4, Germaine Patterson stepped outside of her Clairton, Pennsylvania, home to exercise in the backyard. Dirty air sent her quickly retreating back inside.

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A new survey shows arsenic levels in public water are disproportionately high in certain U.S. communities, despite national regulatory standards designed to protect people from the harmful chemical.

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We are excited to announce our second round of Agents of Change in Environmental Health fellows.

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Ans Irfan joined the Agents of Change in Environmental Health podcast to talk about his path from Pakistan to public health—and how the field can and should place equity and justice at its core.

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Imagine a marvel of nature that changes itself every six hours: new views, new sounds, new smells, four times a day.

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Understanding of the relationship between chemicals and pollutants and reproductive health is advancing rapidly—and now you can have access to leading experts to stay on top of the latest science and ways to improve your health.

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Covid-19, the economy and climate change rank as the three greatest challenges facing the incoming Biden Administration.

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Para la mayoría de los estudiantes universitarios, los sábados son para relajarse o pasar tiempo con los amigos, pero Damar García suele estar ocupada preparando materiales de campaña para los residentes de la comunidad sobre la importancia de garantizar que los jóvenes de color tengan un mayor acceso a la naturaleza en las ciudades.

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What a dreadful year. But, still, we don't have to venture far to find some silver linings in the toxic clouds.

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Dozens of the top oil and gas companies in the world—including Shell, BP and Total—agreed this week to better track and reduce their methane emissions.

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For most college students, Saturdays are for relaxing or spending time with friends, but Damar Garcia is often busy preparing campaign materials for community residents about the importance of ensuring that young people of color have greater access to nature in cities.

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Scientists have found microplastics hidden in the snow and streams on the famous climber's mecca, Mount Everest, adding to the concerning body of evidence that no place on the planet is free from these microscopic pollutants.

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We're building an enormous plastics problem.

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Fish carcasses sinking to the deepest parts of the ocean carry toxic mercury pollution that ends up contaminating bottom-dwelling sea creatures, according to a new study.

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