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Northeast US: Walking, biking could save billions, lives

New research examines the health and economic impact of proposed emissions caps coupled with investments that encourage biking and walking.
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Climate

Farther, faster and no sweat: Bike-sharing and the e-bike boom

Social-distancing, sustainability and accessibility helped accelerate e-biking during the pandemic, and the trend is showing up in urban bike-sharing programs.
www.huffpost.com
Climate

Cities voted for green building codes. Now developers want to end voting

Powerful lobbying groups are fighting to block cities from having a final say over building codes that could cut pollution and make energy bills cheaper.
www.washingtonpost.com
Toxics

Ryan Pohl is recycling old electric car batteries to help people live off the grid

With some solar panels, repurposed car batteries and a little ingenuity, Pohl is helping this nomadic community go green.

news.mongabay.com
Justice

Agroforestry and land reform give Brazil cacao farmers sweet taste of success

The agroecological system known as cabruca, in which farmers plant cacao trees and other crops without clearing native forest.

news.mongabay.com
Justice

LISTEN: Is ecosystem restoration our last/best hope for a sustainable future?

On today's episode of the Mongabay Newscast, we take a look at the growing movement to restore degraded ecosystems worldwide.

www.yesmagazine.org
Justice

Donations to Black-led food and land organizations shift from charitable giving to true reparations

Transferring wealth to Black-led groups is a particularly potent form of reparations with immediate benefits to communities of color.
Justice

Cristina V. Burelli, Francisco Dallmeier: The world must act to stop Venezuela’s environmental destruction

The dismantling of Venezuela’s environmental institutions and the collapse of its oil sector have generated a chain reaction of unsustainable natural resource extraction.
Biodiversity

Urban farmers have been leaving Vancouver for greener pastures

The city aimed to host 35 urban farms by 2020, but its policies have resulted in more farm closures than openings.
www.dw.com
Justice

′Making peace with nature′

A new UN blueprint offers an integrated 'peace plan' to tackle three interlinked environmental emergencies — the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and pollution — that cannot be solved in isolation.
www.rte.ie
Toxics

The Irish farmer tackling nitrogen pollution

When it comes to nitrogen pollution, the modern way we farm is part of the problem. According to the Teagasc and the EPA over 90% of nitrous oxide emissions in Ireland comes from agriculture.

www.bloomberg.com
Justice

How plywood from boarded-up stores gets reused

Wood that businesses once used to protect their property is finding a second life in projects from tiny houses to public art. 
civileats.com
Justice

Mary Hendrickson, Philip H. Howard: Food system monopolies make food more expensive, less accessible

Food production in the U.S. is heavily concentrated in the hands of a small number of large agribusiness companies. That's been good for shareholders, but not for consumers.
www.hakaimagazine.com
Biodiversity

A tour of unloved fishes

In India, a marine geographer helps consumers make sustainable fish choices by bringing them straight to the source.
thetyee.ca
Toxics

Fossil fuel pollution kills eight million a year

With very little media attention, a report was recently published that makes the COVID-19 pandemic look trivial by comparison.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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