Lorraine N. Vélez-Torres

Hurricane Maria

El responsable oculto de robar el aliento a la gente en Puerto Rico

Las esporas de hongos son una amenaza insidiosa para los pacientes con asma en un Puerto Rico propenso a las inundaciones. Necesitamos educación y colaboración con EE. UU. para ayudar a las personas a respirar mejor.

Como puertorriqueña, sé que muchas de nuestras comunidades todavía están sufriendo la devastación causada por el huracán María del 20 de septiembre del 2017.

Keep reading...Show less
Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico

The hidden culprit stealing people’s breath in Puerto Rico

As a Puerto Rican, I know that many of our communities are still suffering from the devastation caused by Hurricane María on September 20, 2017.

Keep reading...Show less
From our Newsroom
american buffalo

Peter Dykstra: Forgotten history

Early laws that were either the first step in environmental protection or the last straw in Native American genocide.


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.

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.

environmental justice

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."

Stay informed: sign up for Above the Fold
The most consequential news on your health and the planet: delivered to your inbox every morning. (Weekly roundup also available)