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Phoenix heat resilience
How to cool one of the fastest-warming cities in the West

First COVID year linked to spike in heart-related deaths, report says

The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease in the U.S. spiked during the first...
FDA vaccine advisers vote to harmonize Covid-19 vaccines in the United States
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FDA vaccine advisers vote to harmonize Covid-19 vaccines in the United States

A panel of independent experts that advises the US Food and Drug Administration on its vaccine decisions voted unanimously Thursday to update all Covid-19 vaccines so they contain the same ingredients as the two-strain shots that are now used as booster doses.

Rich Chinese plan to leave with money as Covid zero ends
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Rich Chinese plan to leave with money as Covid zero ends

President Xi Jinping’s decision to dismantle Covid travel restrictions is accelerating an exodus by wealthy Chinese, who could fuel billions in capital outflows as they plow cash into property and assets abroad.
I got COVID but threw my Paxlovid pills in the garbage. Here’s why.
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I got COVID but threw my Paxlovid pills in the garbage. Here’s why.

The antiviral pill can leave a bitter metallic taste in your mouth for up to 34 days.

WATCH: Pete Myers and Tyrone Hayes reflect on tremendous progress in the environmental health field

Pete Myers, founder and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences (publisher of EHN.org), and Tyrone Hayes, a biologist and biology professor at University of California, Berkeley, spoke at the Collaborative for Health & Environment's 20 year anniversary about how far the environmental health field has come — and how far it has to go.

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environmental justice

LISTEN: Gabriel Gadsden on the rodent infestation and energy justice connection

Gabriel Gadsden joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the intersection of rodent infestations and energy justice and how we can simultaneously tackle both issues.

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Letter to the editor: EPA must protect our children
Flaring on an Ohio well pad in 2016. (Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance)

Letter to the editor: EPA must protect our children

The catastrophic leak of 1.29 billion cubic feet of methane in November in Jackson Township, Cambria County, has been referred to as one of the worst climate disasters of 2022.

Listen: EHN reporter discusses EPA's new proposed air pollution limits

PITTSBURGH — The EPA recently released a proposal for new limits on tiny, toxic air pollution particles, and Environmental Health News reporter Kristina Marusic wrote about the new proposed regulations and responses from public health advocates.

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oil and gas wells pollution

What happens if the largest owner of oil and gas wells in the US goes bankrupt?

Diversified Energy’s liabilities exceed its assets, according to a new report, sparking concerns about whether taxpayers will wind up paying to plug its 70,000 wells.

Racist beauty standards leave communities of color more exposed to harmful chemicals: NYC study

Racist beauty standards leave communities of color more exposed to harmful chemicals: NYC study

"How do you change centuries of colonialism and racism that have always uplifted light and white skin tone and features?”

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich: A journey through science and politics

In his new book, the famous scientist reflects on an unparalleled career on our fascinating, ever-changing planet.

environmental justice

LISTEN: Carolyn Ramírez on forest protection

“Mature and old growth trees have been undergoing biological evolution for millennia. They’re a little bit ahead of us.”