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COVID’s toll on coal clears the way for green recovery

The pandemic has created an opening for durable emissions reductions if governments steer recovery in a green direction.
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Biodiversity

Did the Coronavirus escape from a lab?

SARS-2 was not designed as a biological weapon. Many thoughtful people dismiss this notion, and they may be right. But there is no direct evidence for theory that it was a 'natural' emergence from wild animals or an experimental mishap.

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Opinion

Biden’s lame duck presidency

Democrats have likely won the highest office, but nearly everything below is broken, blocked, or locked into dysfunction.
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Climate

Global warming is melting our sense of time

Climate change isn’t just a brutal form of time travel to both the future and pre-human past, it is discombobulating to our very sense of linear time.
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Interplay

Why the economy is headed for a post-Coronavirus depression

Nouriel Roubini predicted the 2008 crash. Now, he’s warning that the America is hurtling toward food riots — and then a decade-spanning depression.
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Children

How vaping became a public health crisis

Millions of Americans, some of them teens who never would’ve picked up a cigarette, are vaping. Last year’s panic might be the least of our worries.
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Climate

Climate change worst-case scenario now looks unrealistic

Global energy use patterns suggest some baseline assumptions about warming are too high. What remains is still a stiff challenge to humanity.
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Climate

Leaked UN draft: Warming oceans could ‘unleash misery’

By “misery,” the IPCC draft means 280 million displaced people, flood damages magnified 1,000-fold, and the melting of emission-packed permafrost.
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Toxics

Why Trump wants even more pollution than industry does

One of the oddities of the Trump administration's environmental policy is that it permits levels of pollution well beyond what business is even asking for.

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Toxics

The tanks in Bushwick Inlet Park

An inventive scheme to reuse (rather than demolish) industrial structures in a new park faces local opposition.
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Climate

Trump thwarts GOP plot to pretend he isn’t a climate denier

Republicans have realized that denying climate science is unpopular and unnecessary. But Trump insists on putting the party’s dumbest face forward.
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Climate

Obama’s Green New Deal Worked. Let’s Do That Again.

The Green New Deal is already floundering, but the last Democratic president showed how to actually drive progress.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

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