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Understanding the pain fueling nationwide demonstrations

While George Floyd’s killing galvanized many of this weekend's protests, his death was the latest in a series of events that make this such a painful moment for black Americans.
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‘More blue’: An artwork shows the sea changing during lockdown

A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.
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When Manhattan was Mannahatta: A stroll through the centuries

From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan. Our critic walks with Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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Wildlife abounds in these places abandoned years before coronavirus

Studies of Korea’s DMZ and exclusion zones around the Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants show how animals respond when humans flee.
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These 50 animals are in peril. Here’s how you can help

From conserving water to shopping more wisely, here are some simple tips to help save the world’s animals from extinction.
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Earth Day’s gone digital. here's where to find it

New York offers many ways to celebrate online. You can hike, play environmental games, conduct experiments, meet scientists and blast into space — all without leaving home.
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The climate changes before your eyes

The American Museum of Natural History focuses on science, not politics, in its display of an environmentally challenged planet.
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Take one last look at the (many) plastic bags of New York

With a new state ban going into effect, we bid farewell to the purple flower, the smiley face and the THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU designs that have adorned city life for decades.
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Trustee who funds climate change skeptics leaves natural history board

Rebekah Mercer, whose family foundation was a major Trump donor, stepped down from the American Museum of Natural History when her term expired in December.

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Climate change finds its way onto the debate stage in Nevada

Up until now, climate change hasn't gotten as much airtime as issues like health care or the economy. But thanks to Telemundo's Vanessa Hauc, the candidates were pressed on everything from fracking to holding oil and gas executives accountable for their role in harming our planet.

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Rotting-fruit art points up food security issues

Our planet’s food supply is vulnerable to diseases caused by climate change and more. These glass models display the decay in beautiful, awful detail.
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David Suzuki: Holding a mirror to the real overabundant species

When nature is out of whack, it is most often because of the actions of our own very abundant species.

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This traffic jam is meant for rubbernecking

With life-size sand sculptures on Miami Beach, the artist Leandro Erlich hopes to force people to face the dangers of climate change.
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Oxford names 'climate emergency' its 2019 word of the year

In a break from precedent, the dictionary company released an all-environmental shortlist including “climate action,” “climate denial” and “eco-anxiety.”
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Maya Lin to conjure dying trees to make a point

Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate change.
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Chesapeake Energy's fall

Chesapeake Energy was a fracking pioneer on a meteoric rise. Last week, it fell to Earth.

The danger of hormone-mimicking chemicals in medical devices and meds

In an effort to bolster our health, we may be exposed to compounds that harm us. New research says physicians need to recognize and explain this hidden risk to patients.

Our annual summer reading list, 2020 edition

EHN staff shares their top book recommendations for the summer.

Coronavirus is creating a crisis of energy insecurity

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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