We need to keep focusing on indoor air quality post-pandemic

Ventilation is important for more than just preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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Civil rights and Black health organizations press Biden administration to ban menthol cigarettes

Advocates demand action against a product that has increased illnesses and death in Black communities.
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Parks aren't as equitable as mayors think

A new survey of mayors points to gaps in policy to tackle the lack of diversity in green spaces. 
www.nytimes.com
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Western warnings tarnish COVID vaccines the world badly needs

Amid a deep residue of mistrust, American and European cautions on the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines risk igniting anti-vaccine fervor in the global south.
www.nytimes.com
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Women and the COVID-19 vaccine: What you need to know

Can it affect mammograms or the timing of fertility treatments? What side effects should you look out for? Experts weigh in.
www.bayjournal.com
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Mapping environmental justice just a few clicks away

The researchers who created this mapping tool tool hope it will spark conversations that lead to help for overburdened communities.

www.nytimes.com
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Some children with COVID-related syndrome develop neurological symptoms

New research found that half of young patients with the inflammatory condition, MIS-C, in a London hospital experienced confusion, hallucinations and other issues, in addition to physical symptoms.
civileats.com
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A food program for women and children is about to get more federal support

Unlike SNAP, WIC has a smaller budget, and less of a spotlight. Now, Congress and the USDA are working to address food insecurity in families head-on by investing in and modernizing the program.
www.bloomberg.com
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Biden's climate goals bank on reviving NYC public transit

To meet President Biden's climate goals, America's lowly public transit has to be better than ever. Can NYC lead the way by convincing commuters trains and buses are safe from COVID-19 and crime?

undark.org
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First GMO mosquitoes to be released in the Florida Keys

The EPA approved Oxitec's mosquitoes for release this spring. Some scientists and locals want to halt the deployment.
www.nytimes.com
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Greta Thunberg says she'll skip U.N. summit in Glasgow

The teenage activist, citing concerns about global vaccine inequality, said she would not attend the meeting “unless everyone can take part on the same terms.”
newrepublic.com
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Kate Aronoff: Care work is a climate change investment

Overhauling the economy to cool the planet will require huge investments in care work. Biden’s infrastructure plan is just the start.
civileats.com
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Teresa Mok: ‘Model minority’ stereotype obscures the food insecurity Asian Americans face

Immigration status and language barriers have long made food access in some Asian American communities a challenge. The pandemic and recent waves of violence and harassment have made the situation worse.
www.wamc.org
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Gillibrand unveils PFAS medical monitoring bill in Hoosick Falls, NY

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a roundtable discussion where she provided details on new legislation intended to address PFAS contamination and require medical monitoring for those affected by pollution.

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Washington’s environmental laws don’t protect communities of color. Will the Legislature fix that?

After decades of inaction and false starts, Washington lawmakers are on the verge of taking a first, tentative step toward addressing environmental racism in the state. Now, they have to hope state regulators will follow along.

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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.

Fractura Hidráulica: página de preguntas frecuentes

Encontramos exposiciones alarmantes a la probable contaminación por la fracturación hidráulica. Pero esto es sólo el principio de la historia.

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.

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.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

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

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