'We don't have any choice': The young activists naming and shaming US politicians

As the election nears, young Americans are calling on US politicians to take action on climate, police brutality and immigration.

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Fracking is Trump's 'Hail Mary' against Biden

President Trump has made fracking a "Hail Mary" attack on Joe Biden in the industrial Midwest, but three weeks before Election Day, it does not seem to be working.

How Joe Biden's climate plan compares to the Green New Deal

At the first presidential debate last week, former Vice President Joe Biden said point-blank that he does not support the Green New Deal - a progressive plan which not only aims to aggressively tackle climate change but also encompasses many other issues like social justice, jobs, housing and health care.


How will climate and environmental cases fare on a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court?

Not good, says our guest. Climate action could be stymied and Trump's environmental rollbacks could be given the go-ahead.

Noam Chomsky does not think the planet is doomed (yet)

The Green New Deal wouldn’t require as much effort as World War II, says the linguist in his new book.

Getting warmer: Trump concedes human role in climate change

President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that humans bear some blame for climate change, but scientists say the president still isn't dealing with the reality of our primary role.


Washington congressional race lays bare Democratic divide on tackling climate change

The outcome of the race will say much about what kind of Democratic Party will be confronting climate change in the years ahead.

Kentucky’s climate is suffering. Can the state slip the industry ties that prevent change?

Mitch McConnell has long resisted climate action even as the farm and coal sectors suffer, but a growing movement could bring change.


For Democrats, infrastructure equals fighting climate change, creating jobs

Joe Biden is putting an infrastructure proposal that calls significant green investments front-and-center in his campaign.

Noam Chomsky’s climate crisis and the Green New Deal takes on capitalism and politics

Several books on the Green New Deal have been released in the past year or two, but none boasts a more illustrious set of authors than Climate Crisis and the Green New Deal, by Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky.

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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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