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Forget peanuts. George Washington Carver's environmental legacy is the real story

The iconic scientist is mistakenly remembered as the inventor of peanut butter. This Black History Month, Fix is setting the record straight.
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How ‘Filthydelphia’ made Earth Day a thing

Without the work of Philadelphians, Earth Day may never have become a thing.
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As Earth Day turns 50, Pitt helps mine milestones of environmental action

The magazine Environmental Action is a time capsule of articles and essays on the great and small environmental policy topics of the day.
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49 years of environmental victories, in photos

As delegates gather at the UN’s Climate Action Summit, we look at conservation milestones since the first Earth Day in 1970.
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From 1991:  The environmental impact of President George H.W. Bush

In 1988, George Bush stood on the deck of a boat in Boston's filthy harbor and proclaimed himself an environmentalist.

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Profiles in Scourges, Part 3:  A Western Rebellion Comes of Age. And Rage.

There is striking parallel between Ronald Reagan's environmental wrecking crew of years past and the current administration. Here is part 3 in a series looking back at Reagan rollbacks and characters.

Read part 1 on Reagan's Interior Secretary, James Watt and part 2 on EPA chief Anne Gorsuch.

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Profiles in Scourges: Anne Gorsuch. Weekend Reader, Sun. Feb. 11

There is striking parallel between Ronald Reagan's environmental wrecking crew of years past and the current administration. Here is part 2 in a series looking back at Reagan rollbacks and characters.

Read part 1 on Reagan's Interior Secretary, James Watt.

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Profiles in Scourges: James Watt. Weekend Reader for Sun. Feb. 4

There is striking parallel between Ronald Reagan's environmental wrecking crew of years past and the current administration. Here is the first in a series looking back at Reagan rollbacks and characters.

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In Trump Era, author ponders what Teddy Roosevelt would do

The environmental legacy of past presidents tells us much about the current White House, whose occupant author Douglas Brinkley calls "a used car salesman of the worst kind." In this "Between the Lines" Q&A, the historian talks about what we can learn from TR and FDR, the future of the environmental movement and the role of journalists.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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