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Greta Thunberg reflects on living through multiple crises in a 'post-truth society'

In an exclusive interview with National Geographic, the teen climate activist considers the successes of the youth climate movement and the challenges it will face.
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Decades ago, the Donora smog disaster exposed the perils of dirty air

A survivor of the five-day smog crisis in Pennsylvania recalls: "We all knew the air was bad. We didn't realize it was going to kill people."
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From disease to bushfires, Australia's iconic koalas face bleak future

At work, Morgan Philpott cares for sick children. In his off-hours the Australian paediatric nurse turns his attention to an equally defenceless group: unwell koalas.
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Poll: Black Americans see a health-care system infected by racism

As COVID-19 disproportionately devastates Black communities, seven in ten African Americans say people are treated unfairly based on race or ethnicity when they seek medical care.
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Art imitates life at Plastic Bag Store pop-up in New York

The Plastic Bag Store set to open to the public on Thursday looks like a typical New York City grocery, with rows of soda drinks and cartons on its shelves. But a closer look at the boxes of sushi rolls and cereal reveals labels such as 'plastic bagacado roll,' 'Yucky Shards,' and 'Caps N' Such.'

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Native American Monacan capital among 11 most endangered historic sites

If two Virginia counties have their way, a low-lying stub of forest jutting into the James River will host a small water pumping station to meet the needs of their growing populations.

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How movies like Black Panther can help climate change

Black Panther's vision of Wakanda rejects the oft-repeated story that we humans and our environment are natural enemies. Instead, it tells a story in which humans have become technologically sophisticated while maintaining a flourishing relationship with their surrounding environment.

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These Indigenous educators are bringing Western and Native science together in the classroom

By meshing laboratory science with Traditional Ecological Knowledge, college professors aim to cultivate better environmental decision makers — and decisions.

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6 ways to change climate concern into action

Many Americans are ready for meaningful progress on climate change — so how can they make it happen?

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Women are more at risk due to the pandemic and climate crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis are two of the world's most urgent issues but while they affect everyone, they also disproportionately impact women and those living in poverty.

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Canada is falling behind on confronting environmental racism

Many First Nations and non-white communities have been the dumping sites for industry. But environmental advocates say Canadians are struggling to empathize.
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Coronavirus creeps closer to isolated ‘Arrow People’ in Amazon

Advocates warn of genocide as Brazil's Supreme Court moves to protect Indigenous territories.
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The women fighting fire - and gender inequality - in the American wilderness

From rappelling down helicopters to leading hotshot crews, these women are driving change in the male-dominated forest service.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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