The push to turn NYC’s polluting peaker plants into publicly-owned solar power

“This should be the last summer we have to stress about our lives being on the line over peaker plants."
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Many BPA-free plastics are toxic. Some are worse than BPA

More than 50 different chemicals are now pumped into consumer products in place of BPA. These BPA-free alternatives can be as bad as — or worse than — the original.

Hearings set on shale gas drilling air pollution regulations

Draft controls on methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations are a big part of Gov. Wolf's climate change initiative.

Seth Mullendore: It’s time to shut down polluting urban power plants

The link between pollution and coronavirus mortality rates makes it even more clear why we must shut down peaker power plants.

Connecting the dots between environmental injustice and coronavirus

Scientist Sacoby Wilson has long focused on health issues related to environmental injustice. In an e360 interview, he discusses how social and environmental inequality have contributed to the outsized impact of COVID-19.

For communities of color, air pollution may heighten coronavirus threat

COVID-19 marks another disparity for communities of color, highlighting the urgency to address longstanding economic and health barriers there.

Sunnie R. Clahchischiligi: Nowhere is remote anymore

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation exposes underlying vulnerabilities.

Black Americans face alarming rates of coronavirus infection in some states

Data on race and the coronavirus is too limited to draw sweeping conclusions, experts say, but disparate rates of sickness — and death — have emerged in some places.

Native Americans suffer the highest rates of diseases that make coronavirus lethal

Conditions in Indian Country are ripe for a rapid spread of disease. Crowded small homes, a culture rooted in touching, poverty and the collapse of its source of meager income, casinos. The rate of infection among Navajos is a major worry.

J. Ama Mantey: A Green-Red New Deal can save black lives in a post-Covid-19 world

Race, not class, is the strongest predictor of whether someone will be overburdened by environmental pollution, climate disasters and other hazards.

COVID-19 could be a ‘double whammy’ for those in pollution hotspots

Texans who breathe polluted air are more likely to have preexisting health issues. That means they're at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from the coronavirus.

Study finds air pollution from fossil fuels kills more people each year than cigarettes

With air pollution on the rise more people are experiencing conditions like lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory infections.

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