Re-wilding our cities: Beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement

Buildings covered in plants do more than just make the cityscape attractive - they contribute to human wellbeing, biodiversity, and action on climate change.

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Connection and understanding through environmental art

In late March of 2017, just a few weeks before Earth Day, the first Enviro-Art Gallery showcase took place as a small gathering and presentation in the cafeteria of James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia.

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A Listen into Landscape

Environmental coverage often paints a dismal picture: sea level rise flooding coastal communities, climate change and hurricanes destroying neighborhoods, or coal ash or hog waste seeping into local waterways and drinking water.

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LISTEN: The howls and huffs of our first National Park

Let's take a listen into Yellowstone National Park, the oldest and one of the most idyllic public spaces available to the American public.

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Seen from the sky: Polluted waters around the world

About 4 billion people experience severe water shortages for at least one month a year and around 1.6 billion people - almost a quarter of the world's population - have problems accessing a clean, safe water supply, according to the United Nations.

Athens tackles heat and pollution with pocket-sized parks

The Greek capital has started creating "pocket parks", transforming small plots once ridden with garbage and weeds, in a bid to tackle its chronic pollution.


Land could be worth more left to nature than when farmed, study finds

The economic benefits of protecting nature-rich sites such as wetlands and woodlands outweigh the profit that could be made from using the land for resource extraction, according to the largest study yet to look at the value of protecting nature at specific locations.


The Irish farmer tackling nitrogen pollution

When it comes to nitrogen pollution, the modern way we farm is part of the problem. According to the Teagasc and the EPA over 90% of nitrous oxide emissions in Ireland comes from agriculture.


France and UK lead push for climate finance to restore nature

France and the UK are encouraging donor countries to channel more climate finance to protect and restore nature, starting with Africa's Great Green Wall.


Shoshana Meira Friedman: Teaching my child to love a dying world

My toddler son and I spoke about the trees as people — and indeed, for the first month of quarantine, they were the only people besides us he got to see up close.

Marine toxicologists call for chemical monitoring to be expanded on Great Barrier Reef

Marine toxicologists call for expanded testing of pharmaceuticals, as well as thousands of mystery chemicals, after a report cites "staggering" levels of contamination on the Great Barrier Reef.

Michael Camp: The Biden administration should restore the Endangered Species Act to full strength

Trump has weakened the Endangered Species Act again and again. Biden can undo all that at once.


Accessible parks for kids and families

Many federal and state park systems offer inexpensive access for children and their families.

Corona, climate, chronic emergency; what would nature do?

A bromide-laden view of the threats to the planet, by Ruth DeFries, is less convincing than Andreas Malm's call for an urgent reform of capitalism.


The newest challenge for Europe's parks: A surge in new nature lovers

Lockdown-weary city dwellers across the continent are visiting parks and other protected areas for the first time, overwhelming staff and generating pleas for more support.
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The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

Remembering those have fallen to the collective selfishness of the prior White House and the nation's governors—a selfishness significantly stained by systemic racism.

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

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.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

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