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Climate

Eric Dean Wilson on air-conditioning and climate change

In conversation with Eric Dean Wilson, a professor who investigates the history and impact of artificial cooling on the environment.
www.newsday.com
Toxics

North Hempstead using quail to go after disease-spreading ticks

More than four dozen northern bobwhite quail were set free in Port Washington on Sunday as North Hempstead Town officials released the feathery fowl into the wild to fight ticks.

www.wesa.fm
Toxics

Study: Southwestern Pennsylvanians would benefit from improved air quality due to proposed Biden climate policy

A new study shows that the Biden climate policy would have a $1 trillion impact on health benefits and save thousands of lives.
Justice

Southwestern PA network takes on "unnecessary" environmental risks for cancer

Doctors, researchers, activists and cancer survivors hope to prevent cancers linked to environmental pollution.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

Wildfires are intensifying. Here's why, and what can be done

The danger from flames and smoke is growing as blazes spread more swiftly and unpredictably as a consequence of climate change. Here are answers to five important questions.
www.inquirer.com
Justice

Editorial: Fracking’s use of EPA-approved chemicals shows again that regulators prioritize industry over health

The EPA, in prioritizing industry over its mandate to protect the environment, has infringed on Pennsylvania’s right to pure water and our health and safety.
Justice

The health and climate consequences of the American food system cost three times as much as the food itself

A new report provides a roadmap to creating a post-pandemic food system with greater fairness, fewer adverse climate impacts and better health outcomes.

www.nytimes.com
Toxics

Los Angeles criticized after release of 17 million gallons of sewage closes beaches

Officials took more than 12 hours to alert the public about the discharge, drawing a rebuke from environmental watchdogs and elected representatives.
voiceofoc.org
Climate

What are Orange County cities doing to prepare for climate change?

As experts warn the climate crisis could bring the next test for Orange County officials’ public health response, residents are increasingly questioning what they have done to prepare.
Justice

This map shows the gaps between who is causing climate change and who

The areas with highest emissions and the areas with highest temperature increases are not the same places.
Justice

In Baltimore, the costs of urban heat can add up

“Smart” surfaces that reduce the heat island effect can do more than bring temperatures down — they deliver billions in economic benefits, a report says. 
www.nytimes.com
Justice

Death toll from Texas winter storm continues to rise

Epidemiologists examining causes of deaths reported from Feb. 11 to March 5 have added 59 deaths to the storm’s toll, bringing it to 210.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

EPA approved toxic chemicals for fracking a decade ago, new files show

The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity.
From our Newsroom

A toxic travelogue

The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

Measuring Houston’s environmental injustice from space

Satellites show communities of color are far more exposed to pollution in Houston, offering a potential new way to close data gaps and tackle disparities.

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.

The real story behind PFAS and Congress’ effort to clean up contamination: Op-ed

Former EPA official Jim Jones sets the record straight on 'the forever chemical' as lawmakers take up the PFAS Action Act

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