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From making it to managing it, plastic is a major contributor to climate change

New report finds plastic production and use could have the equivalent impact of nearly 300 new coal power plants on Earth's climate over the next decade.

Plastic is polluting oceans, freshwater lakes and rivers, food and us — but it's also a major contributor to global climate change, warns a new report.

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The planet is losing free-flowing rivers. This is a problem.

Only 37 percent of the world's longest rivers remain unimpeded and free-flowing from their source to where they empty, according to a study published today in Nature.

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Pesticides are all over the St. Lawrence River — many at levels that hurt fish and invertebrates

Harmful pesticides such as glyphosate, atrazine and neonicotinoids were found in nearly all samples of water from the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries, with many samples containing levels higher than the guideline to protect aquatic life, according to new research.

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Pollution from busy roads may delay kids’ development

Children who live near major roads are more likely to score poorly on communication tests and experience development delays, according to a new study.

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Spinach, strawberries and kale top annual report on the most pesticide-tainted produce

If you're going to buy organic, strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines and apples might be a good place to start.

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Black and Hispanic Americans are exposed to a lot of air pollution from white consumption: Study

Black and Hispanic Americans are disproportionately exposed to fine particle air pollution from goods and services consumed mostly by white people, according to a new study.

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People puffing e-cigs are more likely to have heart attacks, strokes and depression

A new, yet to-be-published study of nearly 100,000 Americans finds e-cigarette users are 56 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 30 percent more likely to have a stroke than non-users.

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Plastic threatens our health from before production to long after it’s thrown away: Report

Plastic pollution is a "threat to human life and human rights" and, in order to stem this problem, we have to overhaul how we produce, use and dispose of it, according to an international report released today.

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