Welcoming EHN’s first Health and Justice fellow: Krystal Vasquez

The Agents of Change fellow will stay on with EHN through the summer to provide coverage and analysis on air pollution, environmental injustice, and inclusivity in STEM.

Kystal Vasquez, a Ph.D. candidate at CalTech studying atmospheric chemistry, is EHN's first Health and Justice fellow, a position designed to operate at the intersection of science, justice, and journalism.

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Indigenous harvest rights still under attack in the upper Great Lakes

In May 2020, Greg Johnson went to Little Saint Germain Lake in northern Wisconsin to spear walleye.

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Fish farming has a plastic problem

Recent research in aquaculture, the farming of fish and other marine organisms, reveals a growing concern: farmed fish contaminated with microplastic particles by way of their feed.

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Southwest US communities and Hispanics most likely to have arsenic-laden water

A new survey shows arsenic levels in public water are disproportionately high in certain U.S. communities, despite national regulatory standards designed to protect people from the harmful chemical.

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Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

Out on the deck of a research boat, Tara Yacovitch looked out to the water. In the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, the seascape is peppered with lights. And every light is part of an offshore oil or gas platform.

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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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No place is safe: Tiny bits of plastic pollute the snow, streams on iconic Mount Everest

Scientists have found microplastics hidden in the snow and streams on the famous climber's mecca, Mount Everest, adding to the concerning body of evidence that no place on the planet is free from these microscopic pollutants.

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

If you've been considering throwing out that old couch, now might be a good time. Dust in buildings with older furniture is more likely to contain a suite of compounds that impact our health, according to new research.

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Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

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