Which Pittsburgh mayoral candidate aligns with your environmental beliefs?

Don't know where each candidate stands on environmental issues? This is your cheat sheet to understanding their answers to the biggest questions.
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Addressing nitrate contamination in Wisconsin's drinking water

A 2020 report found that Wisconsin is one of 10 states facing increasing issues with nitrate contamination in drinking water. We check in with two experts on the state of nitrate pollution in Wisconsin’s water.

Sport floating on sea of high-carbon sponsorship, says report

Sport is 'floating on a sea of high-carbon sponsorship' with soccer top of the league for deals with car makers, airlines and fossil fuel companies, according to a study published this week.

Air France jet painted green in eco-stunt

Nine Greenpeace activists have been arrested for vandalising an Air France jet with green paint in an airport eco-protest that raised concerns about security.


Ending tropical deforestation is vital to public health, scientists say

Deforestation in the tropics, mostly caused by agriculture, is driving an increased rate of pathogen spillover from wildlife to humans.


EU lawmakers back tougher measures to cut waste, require greener products

Lawmakers in European Parliament's environment committee called for stricter EU measures to stop materials being thrown away or wasted, including binding requirements to include recycled content in products and curb raw materials use.


Child labour, toxic leaks: The price we could pay for a greener future

Our mission to create cleaner living using natural resources could itself cause widespread environmental harm, scientists now warn.

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North American farmers profit as consumers pressure food business to go green

Beer made from rice grown with less water, rye planted in the off-season and the sale of carbon credits to tech firms are just a few of the changes North American farmers are making as the food industry strives to go green.

Alabama high schoolers making state a little greener

The Alabama Environmental Youth Council recruited high school students across the state to raise awareness and promote sustainability at their schools.

22 endocrinologists on what products they use in their homes

Deciding what household products and foods to buy is tricky.

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These races will shape what the us elections mean for climate progress

Whether the White House changes hands is the most important climate question of the 2020 elections.


Would Biden pick the 'queen of green' to lead EPA?

If Joe Biden wins the presidential election, allies say he should pick an EPA administrator who can boost morale at the agency and craft aggressive regulations to fight climate change.

6 in 10 citizens think smart equals sustainable - and are ready to move if necessary

Among 10,000 respondents, 58% believe smart cities are more sustainable and 42% are prepared to vote with their feet by leaving their town due to pollution concerns.

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Val Miftakhov explains ZeroAvia’s all-electric plane

When Val Miftakhov touched down at Cranfield Airport in England last month, his Piper Malibu Mirage six-seater became the first commercial-grade, zero-emission airplane to fly in Europe.


How Joe Biden got greener

This spring, with the Democratic nomination locked up, Biden's campaign faced an imperative challenge: to demonstrate to the liberal wing of the party - including skeptical environmental activists - that he was their guy, that he understood the urgency of the problem and that he would craft a transformative plan to meet the moment.

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

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.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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