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WATCH: Toxic playgrounds

Under the pretense of a circular economy, plastic is being dumped in places where it shouldn't be – such as horse riding arenas, football fields and children's playgrounds. In this episode on the Plastic Health Channel, scientists question whether playing on these fields and playgrounds is actually safe.

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Toxics

Misleading coronavirus video, pushed by the Trumps, spreads online

Social media companies took down the video within hours. But by then, it had already been viewed tens of millions of times.
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How the ‘Plandemic’ movie and its falsehoods spread widely online

Conspiracy theories about the pandemic have gained more traction than mainstream online events. Here’s how.
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Should the U.S. ban fracking?

The potential harm from fracking to the environment and local communities is polarizing. Opponents of fracking argue water contamination and air pollution warrant stricter regulation and in some cases, a complete ban.

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Must-watch video:  Despite extreme weather and surging activism, 2019 saw political paralysis on climate

From PBS NewsHour's Miles O'Brien: The past year and crucial year ahead in climate change.

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John Oliver takes on Bob Murray

"Last Week Tonight" gores Bob Murray as the king of harassment lawsuits.

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Toxics

Documentary: Coca-Cola's plastic secrets

By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. Ten tons of plastic are produced every second. Sooner or later, a tenth of that will end up in the oceans. Coca-Cola says it wants to do something about it - but does it really?

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Childhood cancer survivors are more likely to end up in the hospital from air pollution

Editor's note: This is the fourth story in our series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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VIDEO from Sir David Attenborough: Climate change - The facts

Hour-long BBC documentary hosted by Sir David Attenborough on the urgent need for action on climate change.

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Residents shout down oil and gas execs over fracking at US Steel mill

Tensions ran hot Wednesday night during a community meeting about proposed fracking at the site of U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Steel mill in Braddock, 10 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh.

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Starbucks' mixed messages on recycling left Ellen confused

Ellen Degeneres sorts through the grande confusion facing Starbucks customers on recycling.

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Pittsburgh students go on strike to join international day of climate action

PITTSBURGH—More than a hundred Pittsburgh-area students went on strike today, skipping school to participate in an international day of protests to demand action on climate change.

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Global Weirding: I'm not a tree hugger

Climate change is one of those "tree hugger" issues...right? Not quite. On this new episode of Global Weirding, Katharine Hayhoe shares why this issue concerns everyone.

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The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

In defense of all species

From manatees to Labradoodles, let's treat them all with respect and dignity.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

10 tips for cleaner grocery shopping

Picking ingredients for a better lifestyle.

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