Elizabeth Sawin

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Op-Ed: We must adapt to climate change. Can we do it in ways that solve other problems too?

With dire projections from the latest IPCC report, it's time to take a "multisolving" approach to climate change and other environmental challenges.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its Sixth Assessment Report on the impacts of climate change.

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Bicycling on empty streets in Milan. (Credit: Alberto Trentanni/flickr)

Elizabeth Sawin: Steps to re-invigorate the economy must free us from polluting fossil fuels

You've seen the headlines: Air pollution is down in places where efforts to limit coronavirus spread have locked down cities and towns.

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Solar power at Pennsylvania schools doubled during the pandemic

“If this growth continues, schools could set Pennsylvania up as a clean energy leader and not just the fossil fuels we’re known for.”

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Op-Ed: The medical community is missing a major piece of the obesity puzzle

Health care practitioners and regulators need to address the chemicals in everyday products that are in part spurring the obesity crisis.

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LISTEN: Black histories and visions of urban planning

We need to center "lived experience and desire in a way that our existing frameworks don't allow for."

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Workers exposed to PFAS in a variety of industries

From construction to skiing, PFAS are an important, but understudied, source of on-the-job chemical exposure.

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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.

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Peter Dykstra: The steal of the last century and a half

The General Mining Law of 1872 turned 150 this month. It hasn’t changed a bit.

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