Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

I hope like me you're counting the hours till this Thursday, April 22, the 52nd observance of Earth Day.

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Despite tensions, U.S. and China agree to work together on climate change

The two countries said they would treat global warming “with the seriousness and urgency that it demands.”
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COVID-19 remade society. Now it's the climate's turn

The effort to recover from the pandemic could facilitate a shift to the first truly green global economy
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Will Florida be lost forever to the climate crisis?

From sea level rise to habitat loss, the effects of the climate crisis are on the verge of making south Florida uninhabitable
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Trump appointees blocked EPA from investigating ethylene oxide polluters and prevented staff from warning Americans about the cancer-causing gas, report says

A handful of career staffers at the Chicago office helped bring local impacts to light by deploying air monitoring equipment outside an agency warehouse that happened to be next door to Sterigenics, one of the nation’s largest sources of ethylene oxide.
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‘Forever chemicals,’ other pollutants found around the summit of Everest

Researchers find toxic elements smudging the world’s tallest peak in ways unseen and previously unstudied.
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The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

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.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: About our data

How EHN tested the air, water, and urine of families in Pennsylvania fracking country for harmful chemicals.

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