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Wildfires in Canada are blowing an ‘unprecedented’ smoke swath into Minnesota

Smoke from across the Canadian border is seeping into Minnesota. Officials warn unhealthy air quality will persist until next week, fueling concerns over possible health impacts.
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Climate

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra joins Host Steve Curwood to talk about G20 nations providing more than $3 trillion in subsidies for fossil fuels despite their pledges to reduce emissions under the Paris Accord. Then, the two turn to the Great Salt Lake, which is becoming an environmental hazard as it continues to dry up. Finally, the two look at the 100th anniversary of the first crop dusting by airplanes and the birth of Delta Airlines.

Climate

Dixie Fire threatens haven for Camp Fire survivors who fled Paradise for Lake Almanor

As California’s biggest blaze of the year raged toward a haven for survivors of the 2018 Camp Fire, residents relived a nightmare.
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Climate

Canada's farmers say heat wave, drought show agriculture needs support

A heatwave in B.C. and drought elsewhere in the country have farmers weighing the ravages of climate change on their crops.
Climate

Officials urge residents to flee as Dixie Fire, California’s biggest blaze this year, continues to grow

The Dixie Fire had burned through more than 190,000 acres in swaths of Butte and Plumas counties as of Sunday morning.
Toxics

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Maine becomes the first U.S. state to pass a law requiring manufacturers rather than taxpayers to cover the costs of recycling. And for the history segment, hosts go back to 1931.

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Toxics

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Allergies in our warming world are nothing to sneeze at, Peter Dykstra of Environmental Health News tells Host Steve Curwood in this week's Beyond the Headlines segment. Also, a glimmer of justice for slain indigenous environmentalist Berta Cáceres, and in the history calendar, a look back almost 200 years to a landmark animal cruelty law in Britain.

Justice

After generations of hauling water, a corner of Appalachia still waits for a better future

New efforts to close the “water access gap” face hard realities in McDowell County, W.Va., and other communities across the country.
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Cleveland wants 'climate justice.' Can the Biden administration help?

The fight against climate change may be taking a striking new turn under the Biden administration. The White House is calling climate action a form of environmental justice, part of a campaign to address economic and racial inequity.
Toxics

U.S. coronavirus infections could surge this fall if vaccination rates lag, former FDA chief says

Scott Gottlieb also expressed concern about U.K. study showing brain-tissue shrinkage after COVID-19.

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Toxics

More farmers are changing their practices to reverse effects of climate change

Regenerative farming has become a more common practice as a way of enriching crop vitality while simultaneously lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Toxics

Phoenix fire: Recycling yard fire prompts largest response in Phoenix fire department history

More than 50 firefighters were still on the scene of the recycling yard fire on Sunday morning.
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Toxics

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Peter Dykstra joins host Bobby Bascomb to talk about the resurgence of humpbacks in Australian waters. Then, a look at a Sri Lankan beach covered in 2 feet of plastic pellets called nurdles. Finally, the pair check the history books for a story where a nuclear power plant was converted into a massive park and solar-generating station.

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Toxics

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

This week looking beyond the headlines, Host Steve Curwood and Environmental Health News editor Peter Dykstra discuss wintertime "zombie fires" in the Arctic and a new study showing elevated levels of PFAS chemicals in American mothers' breast milk.

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Toxics

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

Bobby Bascomb and EHN's Peter Dykstra discuss a successful attempt to raise an endangered starfish in captivity. Then, the two look at Canada's choice to officially declare all plastics as toxic. Finally, looking back on a massive waterway project to the Gulf of Mexico that never paid off.

From our Newsroom

Bayer to replace glyphosate from US lawn products by 2023

'Roundup' manufacturer also sets aside $4.5B for glyphosate-related lawsuits.

Record levels of harmful particles found in Great Lakes fish

"I've been studying microplastics for a long time and this is the study that blew me away."

LISTEN: Brian Bienkowski on amplifying diverse voices through podcasting

"I get a lot of hope in talking to them about where the field can go from here."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

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