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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Allegheny County reports elevated levels of airborne particulates

Allegheny County has issued an air pollution watch for the Mon Valley after it said levels of fine particles increased Tuesday evening and remain elevated.

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Pennsylvania: Allegheny County Health Department urged to tighten, enforce air pollution standards

City, county and municipal officials urge Allegheny County Health Department to adopt stronger air pollution controls.  
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Study shows bias, conflicts of interest among doctors who read black lung x-rays

Researchers found that doctors hired by coal companies to read miners' X-rays returned negative results on black lung 85% of the time.
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As Peru battles COVID-19, tuberculosis finds new footing

Covid-related disruptions have given TB room to run, prompting health officials to explore new high-tech tactics to combat it.
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When it comes to COVID, 'hot spot' isn't just a metaphor

Heat, environmental problems and the pandemic concentrate in certain neighborhoods. Here’s a new idea for what to do about it.
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New Jersey environmental justice movement's huge win against 'a slow murder'

Officials are giving residents of some long-suffering New Jersey communities tools to push back against polluters.

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Pollution in Black communities should make environmental justice a racial justice issue for Biden administration

Industrial pollution has sickened and poisoned Black communities for decades. Environmental justice experts have a solution to stop this.
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Environmental activists in Louisiana call on Senator Cassidy to 'do no harm'

A physician specializing in digestive ailments, Cassidy acknowledged Louisiana has higher rates of cancer than other states, but blamed the higher cancer rate on victims' lifestyle choices, including smoking, obesity, and certain infections.

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How 2014's smoky NWT summer affected our health

The NWT's extreme 2014 wildfire season saw big shifts in the number of people seeking help for conditions like asthma and pneumonia. A study examined the data.
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California is still oil country. This county wants to keep it that way

Kern County is already super polluted, but it wants to fast-track 67,000 oil and gas wells.
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America's dirty divide: How environmental racism leaves the vulnerable behind

The health effects caused by decades of systemic racism are staggering. The Guardian is launching a year-long series to investigate.

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City of San Diego wants community input to address environmental inequities

The plan will be laid out in the environmental justice section of the city’s general plan and include which communities within the city will be prioritized.
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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: Sustancias químicas nocivas e incógnitas persiguen a los habitantes de Pensilvania rodeados de fracturación

Hicimos pruebas a familias en el país de la fracturación para detectar sustancias químicas nocivas y revelamos exposiciones inexplicables, niños enfermos y la "vida de ensueño" de una familia afectada.

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.

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.

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.

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

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