Accessible healthcare could help slow climate change, reverse biodiversity losses

To protect forests and vulnerable ecosystems, erect healthcare clinics. That's what nonprofit organizers did in Indonesia, where deforestation rates in neighboring Gunung Palung National Park declined dramatically during the first 10 years of the clinic's operation.

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Could Biden name an indigenous  Interior Secretary? Environmental groups are hoping he will.

But Native American and climate activists pushing Indigenous women for the Cabinet face challenges. First among them? Winning the election.

Lindsey J. Leininger, Harold Pollack: Public health experts need to communicate better with conservatives

People in our field are supposed to identify our blind spots. But we missed a big one, and it's hurting the public response to the pandemic.

Diverse habitats and conditions make for diverse chimp behavior

A chimp may not always be just a chimp when it comes to behavior. In fact, the more varied the conditions the primates face, the more diverse their behavior and culture.

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WATCH: Agents of Change discuss writing, research, and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the Agents of Change program this year joined the Collaborative on Health and the Environment to discuss their research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas.

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A legendary Black environmental group is back and advising Joe Biden

Inside the racist nightmare that led to the founding of the National Black Environmental Justice Network, the devastating death of its first leader Damu Smith, and the political shifts that brought the network back and made it more relevant than ever.

Diversity and community focus: The future of science communication

As editor of EHN, I've long sought out reporters who can tell stories of environmental injustice and scientists who can put it into context.

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Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Want to hear more from our "Agents of Change?" Here's your chance.

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New flood risk maps could undermine marginalized neighborhoods

Floods are among the most destructive and expensive climate-related disasters in the US. Not just for cities and states, but for individual homeowners.


Australian writers ponder future ravaged by climate change, pandemic in speculative fiction anthology After Australia

In a timely new anthology, 12 Indigenous writers and writers of colour consider what our nation will look like in 2050 and accidentally predict the events of 2020.

How city parks can turn crisis into opportunity

U.S. cities are now seeing the critical role that public space plays during a crisis. But severe budget cuts are looming. Can investing in parks be part of the urban recovery?

What shapes genetic diversity in mammals?

Tropical regions with rich evolutionary histories, such as Amazonia, Northern Andes, central American jungles, sub-Saharan Africa and south-eastern Asia, are also treasure troves of genetic diversity within species.


Video: California's redwoods are for everyone

In Here We Stand, influencers, outdoor advocates, and conservationists of color take a hike to discuss diversity on public lands.


How hip hop can bring green issues to communities of color

The environmental movement has largely failed to connect with people of color and marginalized urban communities. By confronting issues from contaminated water to climate change, hip hop music can help bridge that divide.


'Like I wasn't there': Climate activist Vanessa Nakate on being erased from a movement

Vanessa Nakate was cropped from a photo with white activists. Now she's battling for diversity in environmental activism.

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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

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

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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