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Sen. Cory Gardner’s climate conspiracy theory revealed in 2017 recording

A local newspaper columnist’s persistent questions laid bare what the now-embattled Republican senator actually thought about the climate crisis.
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Climate

Homes are becoming harder to insure thanks to climate change

Wildfires, floods and other climate-related natural disasters are driving up the cost of home insurance, while some properties are being dropped from coverage.

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Toxics

How we got conned into drinking bottled water — and how we can stop

In just a few decades, water went from a common resource to an incredibly popular packaged commodity with a serious environmental footprint.
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Climate

2020 is proving another disastrous year for our earth's climate

Record-breaking heat, melting ice caps, raging wildfires and a particularly grim hurricane forecast may have taken a backseat in news cycles dominated by politics and a health pandemic, but that doesn't mean these climate phenomena have gone away.

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Toxics

What happens when a wildfire meets a pandemic

The potential dangers of smoke mingling with the coronavirus in people's lungs have doctors worried.
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Climate

Trump rewrites rules on showerheads amid growing water crisis

The president has long complained that water-saving standards from 1992 make it harder for him to wash his hair.
Justice

Mississippi set to become the 13th state to criminalize fossil fuel protest

A bill intended to have a chilling effect threatens seven years in prison for protesters and up to $100,000 in fines for groups supporting them.
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Toxics

Are your beauty products safe? Why 'clean beauty' isn't always enough.

While you'll see cosmetics described as natural, organic and ethical, "clean beauty" has no official definition. Here's what to watch out for.
Toxics

Jason Chaffetz finds his COVID-19 calling

The ex-Utah congressman, who in 2017 proposed selling off 3 million acres of public land, is on a mission to ensure people can flood national parks during a pandemic.

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Toxics

How America became addicted to food delivery and takeout

America loves ordering in, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. But our hunger for convenience could bury the planet in trash.
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Toxics

Coronavirus has renewed our addiction to plastic

Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life.
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Toxics

Trump is the most anti-conservation president in history, analysis finds

The Trump administration has worked to weaken safeguards for nearly 35 million acres — nearly 1,000 times more than it's protected.
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Justice

When the waters rise, how will we keep schools open?

With at least 6,444 schools at high risk of flooding and families retreating to safer ground, educators struggle to serve those who stay.

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Yet another state quietly moves to criminalize fossil fuel protests amid coronavirus

In March, Kentucky, South Dakota and West Virginia passed laws restricting pipeline protests. Alabama is poised to become the fourth.
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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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