Huan Li: Study of air pollution caused by fracking in Pennsylvania details human cost

Recently, a team of colleagues and I decided to closely examine hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the impact it has on air quality and the economy in Pennsylvania, where the practice has taken hold.

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Cleaning up and moving forward, five years after Dan River spill

In the five years since a broken pipe flooded the Dan River with murky coal ash waste, Duke Energy and the community have worked to both clean up and move forward.

Tim White: Hidden report adds to our water worries

It's time for Congress as well as federal regulators to share the data and talk about how we clean up harmful toxic chemicals.
Hiding reports isn't a good strategy.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

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

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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