COVID-19: La brecha de vacunación está poniendo en peligro la acción climática

En tiempos normales, la manzana de la discordia entre países ricos y pobres era quién debía cargar con el peso de la responsabilidad en reducir las emisiones de dióxido de carbono. Pero la pandemia ahora amenaza con crear un abismo adicional.

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Food is not a prop for Senator Jessica Ramos. It's a platform

The New York State lawmaker has made a name by leading food causes, speaking up for street vendors, farm workers and the many restaurants in her Queens district.

COVID-19 pandemic may produce dramatic changes in life expectancy, birth rates and immigration

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is reducing life expectancy, decreasing birth rates and slowing down immigration. These changes may produce concerning trends in populations globally.

Faith, freedom, fear: Rural America’s COVID vaccine skeptics

Resistance is widespread in white, Republican communities like this one in Appalachia. But it’s far more complicated than just a partisan divide.
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Fotos: La pandemia expulsa a los científicos de las islas Galápagos

Decenas de investigadores y practicantes extranjeros fueron repatriados y un centenar de programas quedaron en pausa en las islas debido al confinamiento causado por el coronavirus.


The story behind your salad: Farmworkers, COVID-19, and a dangerous commute

Each day, Mexican farmworkers endure a grueling journey to get to their jobs in US lettuce fields. This year, that journey turned potentially deadly.

Federal aid for overdue water bills is slow to arrive

The Department of Health and Human Services still has not distributed $638 million that Congress appropriated at the end of December.


Biden administration faces heat from Democrats over delay issuing workplace safety standard

The Biden administration is facing rare criticism from some of its closet Democratic allies over the delay in issuing a workplace safety standard for covid.

US marks slowest population growth since the Depression

U.S. population growth has slowed to the lowest rate since the Great Depression, the Census Bureau said, as Americans continued their march to the South and West and one-time engines of growth, New York and California, lost political influence.


CDC details new outdoor mask advice

Because the risk of infection is much lower outdoors, health officials also relaxed advice for those who haven’t gotten their shots, saying they could safely shed their masks for some outside activities.

Biden's early leadership is defined by major crises: The coronavirus, the economy, racial inequity and climate change

By the time Biden ascended to the presidency, he was prepared to fundamentally overhaul the role of government in a nation battered by the coronavirus, racial inequity, economic woes and climate change.

France, Germany plan billions in pandemic recovery spending

France and Germany together laid out plans for billions in spending from the European Union's pandemic recovery fund aimed at fighting climate change and boosting the use of digital technology across the economy.

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Empleos verdes en Colombia: una alternativa al desempleo

Estudios revelan potencial para revertir la pérdida de empleos provocada por la pandemia.

Global CO2 emissions set to surge in 2021 in post-COVID economic rebound

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are projected to increase by 1.5 billion tons this year, the second-largest increase in history, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.


Care infrastructure is key to an equitable, green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

As federal policymakers confront the parallel crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice, a significant investment in our nation's care infrastructure - and the workforce and green jobs that power it—presents an urgent opportunity to address all three.

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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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