Jacqueline Savitz: No, President Trump is not the 'environmental president'

If Trump wants to be known as the "environmental president" he should start acting like it. Expanding his decision to block offshore drilling in the rest of the Atlantic, the Pacific and Arctic would be a real environmental legacy.

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To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics, natural predators

A tiny aphid-like insect known as hemlock woolly adelgid has been devastating the trees since the 1970s.

Marine heat wave along East Coast may intensify Hurricane Isaias

Warm waters from a marine heat wave are a major concern with Hurricane Isaias forecast to ride up the eastern seaboard.

Indigenous people face a tragedy in the Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic

It is time for the international community to center the health and well-being of indigenous people.

Coronavirus: Hurricanes present a dangerous scenario amid the pandemic: Stay at home or risk infection? - The Washington Post

As Tropical Storm Cristobal heads to the Gulf Coast, emergency management officials urge people to evacuate when needed, despite the inherent virus risks.

As Italy shuts down from the novel coronavirus, air pollution declines steeply

What happened in China is already happening in another country with a major outbreak.

Solar panels on historic houses: Climate change activists clash with preservationists

Homeowners who want solar panels confront skepticism from local preservation boards in the District and across the country.

Racism has devastating effects on children’s health, pediatricians warn

“It’s a new age of racism,” a doctor says. Her patients are suffering the consequences.

Paul Thacker:  Why we shouldn’t take peer review as the ‘gold standard’

It’s too easy for bad actors to exploit the process and mislead the public

Trump administration quietly makes it legal to bring elephant parts to the U.S. as trophies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will allow sport hunters to receive permits for the trophy items on a “case-by-case basis.”
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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