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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LISTEN: Brian Bienkowski on amplifying diverse voices through podcasting

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

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