Vaping among Canadian teens doubles in 2 years, new research shows

Experts say it shows no signs of slowing down unless stricter regulations are put in place immediately.

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Dominique Browning: Don’t celebrate Earth Day. Fight for it

The 1970 gathering ushered in significant achievements in protecting our environment. Now Trump is destroying them.

As Amazon fire season looms, smoke and virus could be 'a disaster'

As deforestation rises, the combined coronavirus pandemic and smoke from fires could threaten health and the environment, researchers say

When emissions decrease, people's asthma gets better

After four Kentucky coal plants reduced emissions, people in the surrounding areas stopped needing their inhalers as much.

The smoke from autumn burn-offs could make coronavirus symptoms worse. It’s not worth the risk

Expanding planned burning is often touted as a way to mitigate the risk of bushfires rising with climate change. But the autumn burn-off season is bad news for the COVID-19 pandemic, as smoke exposure can make us more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses.


Experts urge smokers and tobacco firms to quit for COVID-19

Health experts on Monday urged smokers to quit and cigarette companies to stop producing and selling tobacco products to help reduce the risks from COVID-19.

People living near power plants in Korba vulnerable to COVID-19: Study

Communities residing near coal-fired thermal power plants in Korba are two times more likely to suffer from respiratory diseases amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


How to take care of your lungs

If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having a more severe infection.

Bill tries to snuff out indoor smoking exemptions in Pennsylvania

A bill introduced by an Allegheny County state representative this week would prohibit smoking in all workplaces in Pennsylvania.


Researchers track dust pollution, health to spot dangers in West Africa

Comparing dust simulations and health data for Senegal, an international team of researchers found dust to be responsible for poor air quality, which is followed by a rise in poor health outcomes.

More than a quarter of children's training grounds have dangerous level of pollution, scientists find

Children's sport grounds have dangerous levels of air pollution, a study has found, as medical professionals warn of the risk to the next generation of stars.

Pittsburgh unveils master plan to significantly expand bike lanes

The 10-year master plan calls for tripling the 70 miles of bike lanes and trails in the city to encourage more bicycle use and help reduce air pollution.

Students forced to stay home as Francis Hopkinson latest Philadelphia school plagued with asbestos

There's no school Monday or Tuesday for students at Francis Hopkinson School in the Juniata Park section of the city.

Effects of air pollution in St. Louis separate and unequal, study finds

The findings back other recent Washington University research that illustrates how St. Louis is plagued by inequalities.

Trump administration’s compromise vape ban provokes public health outcry

Despite industry denial, groups say president’s plan will “compromise” children’s health.
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Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.

The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

A call for unbiased, honest science in peer-reviewed journals.

Beyond the “silver lining” of emissions reductions: Clean energy takes a COVID-19 hit

With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.

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An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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