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Using amber-filtered bulbs instead of white light attracts fewer bugs

In a tropical rainforest study, 60 percent fewer insects visited traps illuminated in a golden glow. Researchers say the results may be widely applicable.

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Pandemic lockdowns did cut air pollution—but with a catch

Studies from all over the globe show short-term improvements in urban air quality, but experts are skeptical about how long they’ll last.
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Narwhal tusks tell a troubling tale

An analysis of the 10-foot-long teeth shows that as the Arctic warms, narwhal diets are changing, and their bodies are accumulating more mercury.
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Are you confused by scientific jargon? So are scientists

Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers.
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Narwhal spiraled tusks reveal toxic mercury exposure related to climate change

Like rings in a tree trunk, a narwhal’s tusk provides a window into changing conditions in the Arctic. In the Arctic, climate change and pollution are the biggest threats to top predators like narwhals. Studying the animals’ tusks reveals that diet and exposure to pollution have shifted over the
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Steep decline in giant sea turtles seen off US West Coast

In less than 30 years, the number of western Pacific leatherbacks in the foraging population off of California plummeted 80% and a recent study co-authored by Benson shows a 5.6% annual decline - almost identical to the decline documented thousands of miles away on nesting beaches.

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Continued warming to put one-third of Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse

If global temperatures reach 4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, more than a third of Antarctic's ice shelves will be at risk of collapse, according to new models detailed in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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Third of Antarctic ice shelves ‘will collapse amid 4C global heating’

‘Unimaginable amounts’ of water will flow into oceans if that temperature rise occurs and ice buffers vanish, warn UK scientists
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Australian academy sounds alarm over Paris climate goals

The Australian Academy of Science quietly released a report on March 31 that underlines the stakes of President Biden's April 22 climate summit and the next U.N. climate confab in Glasgow.

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New Seasons Market to eliminate the sale of single use water bottles by Earth Day

The Northwest grocery store chain New Seasons Market announced it will eliminate the sale of single use bottles of water in all of its stores by Earth Day, to continue its work to reduce plastic waste in local communities.

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Is the Line 5 tunnel a bridge to Michigan's energy future or a bad deal?

Against the backdrop of recent carbon neutrality pledges from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and President Joe Biden, activists have ramped up their arguments that the Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy is threatening Michigan's water as well as its climate future.

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EPA chief dismisses dozens of key science advisers picked under Trump

EPA Administrator Michael Regan will dismiss outside experts appointed by President Trump from two key advisory panels, a move he says will reduce the heavy influence of industry over the agency’s environmental regulations.
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'Delay is as dangerous as denial': Scientists urge Australia to reach net zero emissions faster

Global heating of 3C would more than double the number of annual heatwaves in some parts of Australia, leave properties uninsurable due to flood and fire risk, and make many of the country's ecosystems "unrecognisable", according to Australia's leading scientists.

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Mystery brain disorder baffles Canadian medicine

Spasms, memory loss and hallucinations among symptoms of patients, mostly in Acadian peninsula of New Brunswick province. Researchers are working to determine if there is a common link to the cases or any environmental causes, including water sources, plants and insects.

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Shanna Swan: 'Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045'

The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it
From our Newsroom

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.

Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

"The evidence linking paraquat to Parkinson's disease is probably the strongest of any pesticide commonly used."

Op-ed: Flood survivors find common ground in a divided nation

Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.

These environmental reporters told you so

Florida's Piney Point is the latest predicted disaster. Maybe we should start listening to these folks?

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.

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests threw underlying systemic inequity magnifying climate change impacts into sharp relief.

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