Plastic may soon be part of California roads (and that's a good thing)

California is moving toward a future where plastics may help build the roads people drive on.

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Humans must eat less meat and dairy to cut nitrogen emissions

Humans should eat less meat and dairy to cut the nitrogen emissions produced by farming, according to a new report from UN scientists.


Teenagers living cities with light pollution 'more likely to develop bipolar disorder'

It's not just astronomers that have a problem with light pollution, a new study has found it is causing mental health problems for teenagers living in cities.


Fishing for pollution: Patagonia gives nets new life in its apparel

Discarded fishing nets are one of the most harmful forms of ocean pollution. Now, they're getting recycled.

Jane Goodall on conservation, climate change and COVID-19: "If we carry on with business as usual, we're going to destroy ourselves"

The world-renowned conservationist desperately wants the world to pay attention to what she sees as the greatest threat to humanity's existence.

In the shadow of shuttered Philadelphia refinery, neighbors recall those lost to decades of pollution

The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery was —until last year — the largest and oldest gasoline refinery on the East Coast. The week it was sold began with a community rally that also served as a makeshift memorial service.


Robotic vertical farm Fifth Season is in full swing in Braddock, now selling greens locally  

In the shadow of the massive Edgar Thomson Works steel mill that looms over Braddock, lies a farm.


American Climate Video: An ode to Paradise lost in California’s most destructive wildfire

The Camp Fire burned big partly because of the dry conditions that turned the region into a tinderbox. Ordinarily, autumn rains stifle the fire season in late October, but with climate change, this has been happening later in the year.


Hawaii’s invasive predator catastrophe

Endangered seabirds can recover, but only if we control feral cats and other non-native predators, new research finds. (Especially cats.)

Increase in air pollution in Europe’s cities as lockdowns ease

Air pollution levels in some European cities have increased significantly since lockdown eased, raising concerns that the environmental improvements experienced in recent months will not last.


Early results ‘good news’ for Dow Chemical post-flood riverbank dioxin testing in Michigan

Michigan regulators are encouraged by preliminary test results that show low pollutant levels in sediments deposited in the Tittabawassee and Saginaw river floodplains downstream of the Dow Chemical Co. complex following historic flooding.

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Light pollution threatens survival of UK coastal wildlife

Artificial light sources along the British coastline are posing a 'serious threat' to coastal wildlife species by disrupting their feeding habits.

A pastor taught his church to see a blessing in the devastation of Hurricane Michael

Chester Davis said it was his job after the storm hit in 2018 to keep his parishioners “focused on trusting God and believing in him.”

Saharan dust bringing pretty sunsets to Louisiana next week -- but health risks for some

A vast cloud of Saharan dust now crossing the Atlantic Ocean will arrive in south Louisiana by Wednesday, bringing with it the potential to dampen hurricane threats, create spectacular sunsets
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