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Traffic noise impairs songbirds' abilities

A bird problem-solving experiment has revealed how traffic noise impairs the animals' abilities.
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India's transport ministry proposes 'green' tax on old, polluting vehicles

India's road transport ministry on Monday approved a proposal to levy additional taxes on old vehicles that are unfit and pollute the environment, as the South Asian nation tries to improve the air quality in its major cities.

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Barcelona launches 10-year plan to reclaim city streets from cars

Barcelona has launched an ambitious 10-year plan to reclaim the city's streets from cars and cut down pollution with the creation of green spaces and public squares.

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Is there a way around Thanksgiving traffic jams?

The annual holiday gridlock reveals the failure of the American imagination when it comes to other transportation choices.
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Mapping the US counties where traffic air pollution hurts children the most

Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
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One in 10 child asthma cases 'linked to traffic pollution'

Four million cases of childhood asthma could be caused by air pollution from traffic - around 13% of those diagnosed each year, a global study suggests.

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How clean is your city? Just ask the bees

Urban pollutants are a health concern in growing cities. Scientists are turning to honey bees to help monitor contaminants in soil, water, air and plants.

From our Newsroom

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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