Q&A: An environmental justice champion’s journey from rural Alabama to Biden’s Climate ask Force

Catherine Coleman Flowers gained acclaim as an activist fighting for wastewater treatment in Lowndes County, Alabama.
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The dangers of opinion masquerading as fact in science journals: Jerrold J. Heindel

An article written by a group of 19 toxicologists has been published verbatim in eight toxicology journals in the last four months.

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Look to the skies to discover how Europe’s economy is faring

European industry may be recovering at a slower pace than some surveys suggest, according to pollution data tracked by Citigroup Inc.


Smog causes an estimated 49,000 deaths in Beijing, Shanghai in 2020

Air pollution has caused an estimated 49,000 deaths and $23 billion in economic losses in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai alone since Jan. 1, 2020, according to a "clean air counter" launched by environmental groups.

How air pollution threatens brain health

Long thought to primarily harm the lungs and cardiovascular system, air pollution is now catching the attention of neuroscientists and toxicologists.

‘If COVID-19 meets oil pollution, we are finished’

The People of Brass Kingdom in Bayelsa State are worried that 48 years of oil pollution might cause serious health hazards that could be mistaken for COVID-19 and are now locked in a tussle with an oil company to save their lives and their communities.


Russia's Uralchem suspends plant in Perm region due to river pollution

Russian fertiliser maker Uralchem says it has temporarily suspended its Azot plant, an ammonia, nitric acid and urea producer in the Perm region, due to high calcium chloride levels in a river it uses for water supply.

How wildfires make Covid more dangerous

As the coronavirus continues its assault on the United States, it's easy to forget about other hazards. But public health officials warn that it would be a mistake to ignore a related threat: wildfire smoke.

Children who drink water from private wells at higher risk of lead exposure

New research shows lead exposure worse for poor and black American children and highlights risk from contaminants in unregulated private wells.

Trump administration signals formal withdrawal from WHO

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that the United States will withdraw from the World Health Organization. Health experts widely condemned the departure, which brings an end to threats President Trump had been making for months.

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Air pollution quick to return in post-lockdown Budapest

Budapest recently became the only major European city to see air pollution levels rise above pre-lockdown levels. The introduction of free parking under the lockdown may be the main reason for these negative developments.

This Chinese megacity is building a massive car-free district

The breakneck speed of China's economic and urban growth has gone hand in hand with some of the worst traffic congestion anywhere in the world. But in one city, a new development promises a glimpse of what a car-free future might look like.


Court frowns on Bayer's proposed Roundup class-action settlement

A federal judge on Monday had harsh words for Bayer AG’s plan to delay potential future Roundup cancer lawsuits and block jury trials, criticizing the highly unusual proposal crafted by Bayer and a small group of plaintiffs’ attorneys as potentially unconstitutional. The “Court is skeptical of the propriety and fairness of the proposed settlement, and …

Bigger Than Us Podcast: Dianna Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition

Host Raj Daniels interviews Dianna Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition and a passionate advocate against plastic pollution.

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Blaming the COVID-19 messengers—public health officials under siege: Derrick Z. Jackson

The pandemic has put public health officials in a perilous place—caught between the common good and the often-toxic American drive for personal freedom.

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