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Justice

Residents of NC neighborhood collect their own air pollution data

A Mecklenburg County community air-pollution monitoring project is highlighting how housing discrimination affects the health of predominantly African-American residents.

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Justice

Minnesota teenagers introduce Green New Deal legislation

Led by a group of teenagers, Minnesota lawmakers are set to introduce a Green New Deal-style bill, inspired by the federal resolution of the same name unveiled in February.

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Toxics

Iowa mom tells EPA keep mercury and air toxics standards

Exposure to mercury can negatively affect child development, including unborn children, and that's one reason critics are speaking up about an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to roll back regulations on mercury and other toxins.

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Toxics

Moms not backing down over EPA mercury pollution proposal

Moms from Colorado and 14 other states testified this week in Washington, D.C., at the only hearing scheduled by the Environmental Protection Agency on its plans to repeal some air pollution protections at coal plants.

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Toxics

Advocates criticize EPA plan to roll back pollution regs

Members of Moms Clean Air Force testified Monday before the Environmental Protection Agency over plans to roll back protections on toxic air pollutants.

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Climate

More Iowa farmers adapting to climate change

Farmers are used to adjusting for weather, but some are adjusting for climate change by planting a variety of crops, sowing cover crops and leaving land unplowed.

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Climate

Poll: Arizona voters say water, climate change major concerns

Arizona voters expressed strong opinions in a new poll on such issues as climate change, protecting public lands and outdoor recreation.

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Toxics

PA could affect Ohio River Commission vote

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission will vote this week on a proposal that critics say would weaken environmental protections along the river.

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Toxics

Oregon county pesticide ban model for fight against farm chemicals

A grassroots effort in a seaside Oregon county last year could serve as an example for how other communities can beat large corporate interests.

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Toxics

Would Kavanaughs SCOTUS nomination endanger MO waterways?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Could Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court mean more polluted waterways in Missouri?

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Toxics

Report puts human face on impacts of oil and gas pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency and Interior Department are rolling back regulations for pollution from oil and gas facilities, and a new report says that's putting children at risk.

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Climate

Oysters could help protect NC from hurricane season

North Carolina's coastal residents are breathing a sigh of relief after Hurricane Chris took a turn away from the Atlantic Coast – but there undoubtedly will be additional threats from extreme weather and sea-level rise this season.

From our Newsroom

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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.

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