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Sierra Club Lake Erie Group: New plant won't 'recycle' plastics, just perpetuate pollution

The benefits that IRG claims would accrue to the community and the environment if its plant were built, even if accurate, are heavily outweighed by the foreseeable long-term human health costs and environmental damage of operating the proposed plant.

Study suggests pollution plays an outsized role in western Pennsylvania cancer rates

PITTSBURGH—Even if everyone in Allegheny County had quit smoking 20 years ago, lung cancer rates in the region would only have dropped by 11 percent, according to a new analysis, which suggests that air pollution plays a significant role in western Pennsylvania cancer rates.

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What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

EHN conducted a two-year study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals. Our findings are documented in the four-part series Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking.

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Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Living among fracking wells is linked to higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths due to heart attacks, according to a new study.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

PITTSBURGH—A recent study found that people with asthma who live near a U.S. Steel facility experienced worsened symptoms following a 2018 fire that damaged pollution controls—and that even prior to the fire, a trend of lower lung function was observed in people living close to the plant.

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Lead detected in 80% of Allegheny County, Pa., water systems: Report

PITTSBURGH—Lead was detected in 80 percent of water systems in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, which encompasses Pittsburgh, in 2019, according to a new two-year analysis.

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Fractura Hidráulica: Sustancias químicas nocivas e incógnitas persiguen a los habitantes de Pensilvania rodeados de fracturación

Esta es la parte 1 de nuestra serie de 4 partes, "Fractura Hidráulica", una investigación de las sustancias químicas de fracturación en el aire, el agua y las personas del oeste de Pensilvania.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

This is part 1 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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Solar geoengineering: Scientists decry a 'foolish' idea

Ideas to dim the sun 'ignore the root cause' of the climate crisis – and create a cascade of unintended problems, scientists and activists say

Is it up to consumers, businesses, or politicians to tackle toxics? All of the above.

We all have a role to play in ridding our shelves of unhealthy products that are more likely to end up harming low-income families.

LISTEN: A trip down the crooked river

"Now that the water is clean, now that the fish are back ... it is so clean and glorious that everybody wants to be there."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Nurdlemania: Behind the climate crisis lurks the plastics crisis. Be ready.

A container ship accident off the Sri Lankan coast is a stark reminder of the "other" planetary problem.

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