Study shows health benefits of switching from coal to natural gas

The study found an estimated 26,000 lives were saved by replacing coal with natural gas, but health impacts from fracking weren't considered in the study.
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ICYMI: Can we turn down the temperature on urban heat islands?

Urban heat islands have been generally understood since large cities began to emerge in the 19th century, but new research reveals a complicated patchwork of hot spots and cool spots that change during the course of a day and are determined by urban design.


Car pollution in Boston neighborhoods poses health risk to residents, new research finds

Transportation-related air pollution may be worse than previously understood in some Boston neighborhoods, new research shows, leaving some of society’s most vulnerable at greater risk for heart attack and stroke.

Report: ‘No evidence that fracking can operate without threatening public health'

More than 1,000 scientific studies on the health and climate impacts of fracking prove its dangerous effect on communities, wildlife and nature.

Billions of air pollution particles found in hearts of city dwellers

Exclusive: The hearts of young city dwellers contain billions of toxic air pollution particles, research has revealed.

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People puffing e-cigs are more likely to have heart attacks, strokes and depression

A new, yet to-be-published study of nearly 100,000 Americans finds e-cigarette users are 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-users.

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Cells talk and help one another via tiny tube networks

Long-overlooked “tunneling nanotubes” and other bridges between cells act as conduits for sharing RNA, proteins or even whole organelles.
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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.

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.

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.

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