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Environmental problems go hand in hand with social injustice. North Carolina wants to end that.

A new advisory board will address the uncomfortable fact that environmental problems disproportionately impact the poor and minorities.

A startup could reveal how climate change will affect your business in 50 years

"If we could have reliable predictive analytics in this area, that’s a huge impact for our business."

Environmental activists are suing governments over climate change - and winning

These cases are part of a global trend toward litigation over climate change.

France is officially shutting all coal-fired power plants in three years

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has accelerated the timetable for the country to shut down all coal-fired power plants. The move helps to solidify the country's leadership position in the fight against climate change.

Researchers find pollution is the biggest global threat to human health

"Policymakers need to know who is leading and who is lagging on energy and environmental challenges."
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Plastic Pollution

These growing global efforts herald the end of plastic

It can take hundreds of years for plastic to decompose. It's time we stopped using it.

Locally-grown Paris agreement accepted across North American cities

Mayors across North America are taking action amidst an absence of leadership and responsibility in Washington regarding climate change.


China is building 30 "sponge cities" to soften the blow of climate change

The country has already invested $12 billion in infrastructure that alleviates flooding.
From our Newsroom

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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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