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Lead ammo hampers the bald eagle rebound in the Northeast US

Bald eagle numbers are encouraging but ingesting lead ammunition is still killing large numbers, researchers find.

While bald eagle populations have slowly recovered since the pesticide DDT was banned in 1972, toxic lead ammo has reduced population growth by 4% to 6% annually in the Northeast U.S., according to a new study.

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Americans agree on something: Get single-use plastics out of our national parks

About 82% of U.S. voters support stopping the sale of single-use plastics at national parks, according to a poll released today by the non-profit Oceana.

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Agents of Change: New fellows focused on justice and diversity in science

The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice program is excited to announce our third group of fellows.

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Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

What the hell just happened?

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Dirty air and lost pregnancies in South Asia

More than 349,000 lost pregnancies each year in South Asia are linked to excessive air pollution, according to a new study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

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Major oil and gas companies join program to cut methane emissions

Dozens of the top oil and gas companies in the world—including Shell, BP and Total—agreed this week to better track and reduce their methane emissions.

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Dead fish carry toxic mercury to the deep ocean, contaminating crustaceans

Fish carcasses sinking to the deepest parts of the ocean carry toxic mercury pollution that ends up contaminating bottom-dwelling sea creatures, according to a new study.

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Agents of Change: New fellows seek to reimagine science communication

We are excited to announce our second round of Agents of Change in Environmental Health fellows.

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