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Climate

Chicago: museum to the intersection of racism and climate change

The MacArthur Foundation invited 29 of its genius grantees to showcase work exploring issues of environmental racism.
Climate

It's not even August and we've already used up the Earth's resources for the year

Earth Overshoot Day improved last year because of the pandemic. As the economy opens up, it’s moving in the wrong direction again.
Climate

The Bootleg fire is burning through trees that are being used as carbon offsets

One of the dangers of using trees as offsets is that they can suddenly and catastrophically release all their stored carbon.
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Climate

The 'Atlas of Disappearing Places' maps out climate impacts around the

"We decided to do an art-meets-science book to be more engaging and compelling and tell better stories than sort of the straight pop-science book," says artist Christina Conklin who partnered with a climate change planner and educator to write the book.

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Climate

An EV has a smaller footprint than a gas-powered car

Even if you include the emissions from the battery and charging it with dirty energy, an EV has a smaller footprint than a gas-powered car
Toxics

This 'sustainable infrastructure company' raised $2 billion

Generate Capital makes the often-costly upfront investments in sustainable projects—from solar panels to electric vehicles to food waste digesters—and then sells the services to other companies.
Justice

Building infrastructure to stop sea level rise can have an unfortunate consequence

Solutions that block water entirely just push the flooding into other areas. A real solution is coasts that can absorb rising waters.
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Toxics

This tiny, $6,800 car runs on solar power

The two-seater car can go 12 miles on a charge, with a top speed of 28 mph—perfect for short city errands.
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Toxics

Lululemon experiments with fabric made from recycled carbon

The material is exactly the same as you’d find in current Lululemon products, except the polyester comes from ethanol that was produced by pollution-eating bacteria.
From our Newsroom

Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter featured on "We Can Be" podcast

"I believe that true, well-told stories have the power to change the world for good."

Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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