The ‘Thanksgiving Tribe’ is still fighting for food sovereignty

The ‘Thanksgiving Tribe’ that shared their harvest with the Pilgrims in 1620 sits at the center of a legal battle with the U.S. government to maintain access to their traditional lands and foodways.
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Many BPA-free plastics are toxic. Some are worse than BPA

More than 50 different chemicals are now pumped into consumer products in place of BPA. These BPA-free alternatives can be as bad as — or worse than — the original.

Pennsylvania: For Clairton's most vulnerable, indoor air purifiers a lifesaver

Coalition offers free air purification equipment to high health risk Clairton residents.

Where chronic health conditions and coronavirus could collide

The outbreak may spread to new areas with high rates of diabetes, obesity and other illnesses that can worsen coronavirus symptoms. See where your county falls among those with the highest health risk factors.

Margaret Renkl: America’s killer lawns

Homeowners use up 10 times more pesticide per acre than farmers do. But we can change what we do in our own yards.

Your daily commute won't ever be the same

Coronavirus will upend—but perhaps make healthier—the ways we use trains, buses, and bike lanes in our post-pandemic future.

Sunnie R. Clahchischiligi: Nowhere is remote anymore

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation exposes underlying vulnerabilities.

Pollution hotspots home to people of color hit hardest by coronavirus

Polluted neighbourhoods in cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, Newark, Detroit, and the Navajo Nation are among the country's worst virus hot-spots, a Guardian analysis found.

Air quality in the U.S. is improving due to coronavirus lockdown

The pandemic response has cleared the air from Los Angeles to Wuhan, China.

Black Americans face alarming rates of coronavirus infection in some states

Data on race and the coronavirus is too limited to draw sweeping conclusions, experts say, but disparate rates of sickness — and death — have emerged in some places.

Native Americans suffer the highest rates of diseases that make coronavirus lethal

Conditions in Indian Country are ripe for a rapid spread of disease. Crowded small homes, a culture rooted in touching, poverty and the collapse of its source of meager income, casinos. The rate of infection among Navajos is a major worry.

Orleans Parish has highest per-capita coronavirus death rate of American counties — by far

New Orleanians, on balance, are less healthy than other Americans, with high rates of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and other health conditions.

COVID-19 could be a ‘double whammy’ for those in pollution hotspots

Texans who breathe polluted air are more likely to have preexisting health issues. That means they're at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from the coronavirus.

Decades-long project is linking our health to the environment

Started in 1959, this California study is one of the oldest ongoing research projects in the world.
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