Air pollution kills millions every year, like a 'pandemic in slow motion'

Dirty air is a plague on our health, causing 7 million deaths and many more preventable illnesses worldwide each year. But the solutions are clear.
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Cocaine: Colombia weighs a new aerial war on drugs

With drug production soaring, Bogotá wants to revive its controversial crop spraying program.

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From Appalachia to Wyoming: Youth from Coal Country discuss the future after coal

Youth from Appalachia and Wyoming discuss the future for themselves and their communities as their region's major industry declines.
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Environmental racism in the Bronx: Why the asthma rate is so high in the borough

Why are Bronx asthma rates so high? Residents say the air is thicker and smells different. Take a dive into the link between environmental racism and health issues.
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When coronavirus struck the Salton Sea

People who live near the dying lake are caught in a perfect storm of environmental neglect, poverty, and COVID-19.

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Fact check: Are B.C.’s LNG ambitions compatible with its climate goals?

Government and industry love to tout liquefied natural gas as a 'transition fuel,' but studies suggest it's no cleaner than coal.

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What the Taal Volcano ‘worst-case scenario’ could look like

With millions of people at risk, experts are looking to past big eruptions to better understand the unique hazards this peak can produce.
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Dumping plastic waste in Asia found destroying crops and health

Plastic waste imports into Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam jumped from mid-2017 to early 2018, leading to illegal operations dumping and open-burning
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Originals

Is there a connection between Pittsburgh's high rates of asthma and autoimmune disorders?

Editor's note: This story is part of "Breathless," EHN's in-depth look at asthma in Pittsburgh and what can be done to help children breathe easier.

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Breathless: Pittsburgh's asthma epidemic and the fight to stop it

Asthma plagues children in Allegheny County—and air pollution is making it worse.

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New industry opposition group hammers PA governor's fracking-health record

A coalition of anti-fracking groups says Gov. Tom Wolf should pay more attention to the health impacts of fracking.

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NZ faces a looming health crisis without proper planning for climate change

Unchecked climate change could mean mosquitoes carrying disease, a rise in respiratory illnesses and greater contamination of water sources.
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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

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

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

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

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

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 political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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