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Saharan dust plumes are a crucial part of Earth's biology and climate

The Saharan dust plume is a supersized version of ones that cross the Atlantic all the time, ferrying particles that irritate lungs but also fertilize plant and ocean life.
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Climate

COVID-19 complicates an already dire wildfire season

"None of us have ever had to do this before”: Firefighting teams innovate to avoid disease as they protect people.
Climate

National parks are being overrun by invasive species

Causing more habitat damage than natural disasters, these creatures put native wildlife at risk. Here’s how you can help stop them.
Toxics

What a 100-degree day in Siberia, above the Arctic Circle, really means

The record-setting high is much more than a quick spike for the Russian Arctic, where months of extreme heat may have dangerous consequences.
Climate

Why COVID-19 will end up harming the environment

Even though the air has been cleaner as a result of the global lockdowns, a more polluted future has been brewing while we weren’t looking.
Justice

How can the National Park Services work to be anti-racist?

Efforts are underway to make the outdoors more inclusive. But many Black travelers are still cautious to embrace America’s ‘best idea.’
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Toxics

One of world's rarest dolphins rebounding in Pakistan

Rescue efforts have boosted the Indus dolphin’s numbers, but dams on the Indus River continue to disrupt the marine mammal’s movements.
Biodiversity

Discover the planet’s last few ‘naturally quiet’ places

From Taiwan to Washington state, peaceful places remind us that quiet has the power to heal, especially in these pandemic times.
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Toxics

On the hunt for the next deadly virus

Searching for new viruses and tracking down the source of pandemics, scientists are laying the groundwork to defeat “spillover” diseases.
Justice

Will COVID-19 inspire the world to provide poor people with clean water?

Handwashing can prevent many diseases, if you have easy access to soap and water. Some three billion people don’t.
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Justice

A water crisis looms for 270 million people as South Asia’s glaciers shrink

Melting ice is crucial to the thirsty Indus River region. But now the flow is projected to decline, posing risks for agriculture and a growing population.
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Justice

Disaster looms for indigenous communities as COVID-19 cases multiply in Amazon

Indigenous communities in Brazil suffer from the virus on one hand and "genocidal" interlopers on the other, rights groups say.
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Justice

As oil prices crashed, tankers idled off California—spewing pollution for weeks

This scrum of oil tankers, right next to the Los Angeles basin, emitted tons of air pollutants and CO2 while they were parked.
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Chesapeake Energy's fall

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The danger of hormone-mimicking chemicals in medical devices and meds

In an effort to bolster our health, we may be exposed to compounds that harm us. New research says physicians need to recognize and explain this hidden risk to patients.

Our annual summer reading list, 2020 edition

EHN staff shares their top book recommendations for the summer.

Coronavirus is creating a crisis of energy insecurity

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.

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