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Residents shout down oil and gas execs over fracking at US Steel mill

"We don't want you here. Go somewhere else."

Tensions ran hot Wednesday night during a community meeting about proposed fracking at the site of U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Steel mill in Braddock, 10 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh.

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Michelle Wyman: For infrastructure of the future, focus on resilience

Editor's note: Environmental Health Sciences is proud to be a media partner with the National Council for Science and the Environment and will be at their annual conference Jan. 8-10.

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Peter Dykstra: What will it take on climate change?

As the Florida Panhandle begins to recover from Hurricane Michael, the state's attention will turn to a big Senate race next month. Hurricane Michael may cast the deciding vote.

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Grand hopes for a civil discussion on climate, dashed in the comments section

Love science? Whatever you do, don't read the comment string on the Portland Press Herald's "Pearl Harbor" editorial.

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Peter Dykstra: Messiah wanted

Messianic, charismatic leaders are hard to come by, but not impossible. Gandhi led what is now a nation of a billion people to freedom. Mandela did the same with South Africa. Of the pantheon of heroes in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. stands above all.

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Diversity in environmental organizations is improving, with still a long way to go.

When it comes to leadership in environmental organizations, key positions are still held by white men.

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West Virginia reporter Ken Ward Jr. wins prestigious MacArthur 'Genius Grant.'

Investigative journalist Ken Ward, Jr. won a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Thursday for his work spent writing about the people in his native West Virginia and Appalachia, reporting on the coal industry, environmental pollution, and corporate misconduct.

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Webinar: The science of BPA, from scientists

Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Green Science, together with Environmental Health Sciences, publisher of EHN.org, hosted a webinar Wednesday to discuss data emerging from a federal review on the health effects of low-level exposure to bisphenol A.

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Glyphosate breakfast cereal controversy: Is it safe to feed my children cereal for breakfast?

Brent Wisner and Leah Segedie joined the Good Day L.A. crew to talk about breakfast cereal, Round Up weed killer and glyphosate: Should certain cereals be "off limits" in your household? How much of the controversy is hype and how much is fact?

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Pete Myers: Peering into the Plasticene, our future of plastic and plastic waste.

I spent two days at a Swiss ski resort at the end of July thinking with a group of experts on different pieces of the plastic problem, especially plastic in the ocean.

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Pete Myers: The past and future of Buckminster Fuller’s energy slaves

Economists like to point to ingenuity, capital and labor as the drivers of economic growth.

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Is BPA making us fat, anxious and sick? A new effort to find the answer may be falling apart

The way the Food and Drug Administration assesses safety has long favored industry studies over independent science.

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Q&A about air quality and asthma with Dr. Loren Robinson at the Pennsylvania Department of Health

Following the publication of our four-part series Breathless: Pittsburgh's asthma epidemic and the fight to stop it, we reached out to politicians and lawmakers to hear their thoughts on how we can work together to improve the air.

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U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure.

While at first glance this story would appear unrelated to environmental health, it actually covers a story of vital importance to the environment, health, and environmental health.

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What do politicians have to say about Pittsburgh's asthma epidemic?

Following the publication of our four-part series Breathless: Pittsburgh's asthma epidemic and the fight to stop it, we reached out to politicians and lawmakers to hear their thoughts on how we can work together to improve the air.

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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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