Megan McLaughlin

Too poor to migrate? Climate change weakens economic growth, migration in Global South

Can climate change increase and hamper international migration at the same time? Yes, according to a new study from Germany.

Highly toxic PFAS detected in Tokyo residents' bloodstream

A Tokyo civic group said it had detected high concentrations of potentially harmful substances known as PFAS in the blood samples of some inhabitants of the western area of the Japanese capital, suggesting contamination of the local water supply, local media reported.

Wait, are those scented candles we’re obsessed with actually toxic?

Experts have flagged that those expensive, pretty-smelling candles might not be as lit as they’re made out to be.

Lower your risk for dementia by spending time in nature

Older adults who lived in an area with more green space had a lower rate of hospitalization for some diseases and dementias, a large study showed.

Over 13,000 Nigerians take Shell to court over devastating oil spills

Over 13,000 residents from two Nigerian communities are seeking damages from Shell in the High Court in London, calling for the energy giant to clean up residual oil and compensate devastating environmental damage.

Gas industry hires Democrats to win support of liberal voters

The group funded by gas-fired utilities, dubbed Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future, has been hiring Democratic politicians to convince liberal voters that they should not embrace gas bans as a way to fight climate change.

Air pollution causes chess players to make more mistakes, study finds

Experts used computer models to analyse the quality of games played and found that with a modest increase in fine particulate matter, the probability that chess players would make an error increased by 2.1 percentage points, and the magnitude of those errors increased by 10.8%.

Illegal road found in Yanomami land accelerates destruction

On Dec. 5, a flight over the Yanomami Indigenous Territory in Brazil’s northern Amazon showed the Greenpeace and Brazilian NGO Socio-Environmental Institute members on board an illegal road, already 150 kilometers (93 miles) long, and four hydraulic excavators nearby.

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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

We're hiring: Texas Environmental Health Reporter

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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."