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The young people fighting the worst smog in Europe

The city is so polluted that people with respiratory illness move uphill to escape, and young people dream of emigrating. But a simple app has begun a movement to deal with the smog.
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‘Ghost fleas’ bring toxic mercury up from the depths of prairie lakes

Migratory invertebrates move pollutant to the surface, where it accumulates in fish.

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Public housing residents kept in dark about toxic sites, report says

Housing authorities and the EPA should work together to better inform residents about health threats, the report says.
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‘Green tsunami’ sweeps climate focused French mayors into power

The Green Party scored big in municipal elections, and new mayors have ambitious plans. Now comes the hard part.
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New report underscores racial prejudices in Superfund sites

A new report by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law highlights the disproportionate manner in which Superfund sites – home to the country’s most hazardous waste – affect low-income people of color in the U.S.
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Philip Morris says cigarettes may start disappearing in a decade

The maker of Marlboro and Chesterfield cigarettes has been saying it sees a "smoke-free future," and now has started giving a concrete timeline.

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Saharan dust plumes are a crucial part of Earth's biology and climate

The Saharan dust plume is a supersized version of ones that cross the Atlantic all the time, ferrying particles that irritate lungs but also fertilize plant and ocean life.
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Hawaii sues e-cig giants Juul and Altria

The complaint alleges that JUUL, Altria, and their leaders engaged in unfair and deceptive practices to entice young customers.

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Department of Health says it is looking into fracking public health risks following grand jury report

The report found that the department had failed to determine whether hydraulic fracturing was putting people at risk.
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Fort Bragg families enter into class-action complaint against post’s housing provider

Three families filed a class-action complaint against the installation's housing partner, complaining of mold, lead-based paint and wood rot.

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As America struggles to reopen schools and offices, how to clean coronavirus from the air

Experts are recommending measures to ensure healthy air indoors, but across the country, they are not mandatory.
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We can no longer take breathing for granted

A lifelong asthmatic reflects on why ensuring our fragile future begins with protecting our air.

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Indoor air pollution and heavy metals linked to child obesity

When it comes to our bodies, we are what we eat—or so the adage goes.

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What′s driving Europe′s stance on glyphosate?

Chemicals giant Bayer has reached a settlement to end most of the current US lawsuits. Its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, plaintiffs insist, bit it's still used in many places in Europe and beyond.

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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.

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

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