Kasra Zarei

environmental injustice
United Nations

Centering biodiversity and social justice in overhauling the global food system

“The food system is the single largest economic sector causing the transgressing of planetary boundaries.”

STOCKHOLM—With new evidence that human activity has pushed beyond limits needed to preserve ecosystems, the impact of food systems across the globe needs to be reassessed, according to scientists.

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Microplastics weathered by water are more likely to infiltrate an animal’s cells

Microplastics weathered by water are more likely to infiltrate an animal’s cells

Microplastic particles exposed to freshwater or saltwater environments are more likely than original, non-exposed particles to be taken up into an animal's cells, according to new research.

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Op-ed: Public lands are not neutral. We must grapple with their racist roots

Op-ed: Public lands are not neutral. We must grapple with their racist roots

Green spaces should feel like everyone’s backyard.

environmental justice reporting

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public lands

Los parques naturales no son neutrales. Debemos enfrentarnos a sus raíces racistas

Los espacios verdes deberían sentirse como un patio trasero para todes.

NICU phthalate

What will it take to give babies a phthalate-free start in the world?

It is currently impossible to have a completely phthalate-free neonatal intensive care unit in the U.S. Health experts say that needs to change.

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.

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

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

"It isn't one scientific finding that accomplishes a structural change in science. It's a drumbeat — one after the other — for decades."