Pollution can be 5 to 10 times worse in your home than outside. Here’s what to do about it

Homes are at the center of our major health crises. They’re also a big part of the solution.
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Sea level rise is unstoppable. Here's how to adapt

Sea level rise will erase entire cities and render homes, buildings, and roads unusable. A new book lays out key design strategies to help us adapt.

Iris van Herpen wants to save the planet

The haute couture designer, whose gowns have been worn by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, turns her hand to fabric made of plastic fished from the ocean.

Our plastics are loaded with rare-earth materials, but how?

Some of the most precious material on earth is lurking in water bottles and other disposable plastics. What’s going on?

Researchers turn discarded face masks into road material

And the roads could be even stronger than traditional roads, according to new research in the journal ‘Science of the Total Environment.’

Opinion: Want to address climate change? It's time to talk about buildings

We must decarbonize our buildings; our future depends on it, writes a consortium of architects, activists, and thought leaders.

Millions of face masks are discarded monthly. What if we turned them into furniture?

Every month, an estimated 129 billion plastic face masks and 65 billion gloves are produced. Since plastic doesn't biodegrade, these items will stay in our landfills and oceans for hundreds of years.


A brilliant plan to turn parking garages into rooftop gardens

In Melbourne, 1,200 acres are wasted on parking spaces. One architecture firm wants to reimagine how they’re used.

Jane Goodall: ‘Unless we move together toward a new, greener economy… we’re doomed’

Jane Goodall launches a collection with Crate & Barrel to get children thinking about the environment as early as possible. Here, she talks to us about the collection, why capitalism is broken, and how young people can help save the planet.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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