Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

When Mount Desert Island High School in Maine decided to use solar power, they turned to the students.

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Toxic pesticides and flame-retardants found in monkey, baboon, and chimpanzee poop

Baboons in the U.S., howler monkeys in Costa Rica, and baboons, chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, and red colobus in Uganda are all getting exposed to dangerous pesticides and flame-retardant chemicals, according to new research.

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Hot roads and roofs send harmful pollution into the air

We all know cars and trucks spew pollution into the air—but it turns out what's underneath their tires do as well.

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Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

Natural habitats across the planet that humans have converted to farms, cities or suburbs are much more likely to harbor wildlife that carry parasites or pathogens such as the novel coronavirus than undisturbed areas, according to a new study.

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A Northeast US climate initiative has had a major side benefit—healthier children

A climate change initiative in the Northeastern U.S. designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions has also greatly reduced harmful air pollution and related impacts to kids' health, such as asthma, preterm births and low birth weights, according to a new study.

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Diversity and community focus: The future of science communication

As editor of EHN, I've long sought out reporters who can tell stories of environmental injustice and scientists who can put it into context.

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BPA exposure and hormone changes are a dangerous combo for aging men

It's an uncomfortable, often embarrassing problem—having to pee a lot, but not getting relief when you go.

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Editorial: Bicycling is having a moment—let’s use it to make riding more safe and inclusive

When you're a member of the media you receive notice of a lot of "days"—Pancake day, National Lame Duck Day, Textiles Day. But today is World Bicycle Day, and that means something to me. And, if you care about the environment, it should to you as well.

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