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WATCH: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on plastics

Plastic is in everything, from the clothes we wear to the water we drink. John Oliver explains how plastics are harming the planet.

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Toxics

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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Toxics

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.
Originals

BPA: What you need to know

BPA - a common chemical in durable plastics - is detrimental to our health and remains in widespread use.

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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.

Justice

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?

Originals

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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Originals

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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Plastic Pollution

Starbucks' mixed messages on recycling left Ellen confused

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

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Lead detected in 80% of Allegheny County, Pa., water systems: Report

"There is no safe level of lead in drinking water and this report amplifies the need for health protective action levels."

Earth Day 2021: Looking back at an unprecedented year for the planet

As we honor Earth today, let's remember how much she's been through lately.

LISTEN: Abrania Marrero on dietary colonialism in Puerto Rico

"Shifts in the agricultural priorities of the island has ... political, cultural, and, ultimately, nutritional implications."

The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

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.

Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

Remembering those have fallen to the collective selfishness of the prior White House and the nation's governors—a selfishness significantly stained by systemic racism.

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