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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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COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

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