Environment


Washington, DC/USA - June 3, 2019: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks at the National Press Club. (Image via Shutterstock)
The EPA Is Refusing to Regulate a Dangerous Chemical Tied to Brain Damage in Infants

This is just the latest in a string of decisions by Trump's EPA to not regulate a toxic chemical that can adversely impact fetuses and children.

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The Earth’s Air Quality is Getting A Lot Better As People Stay Home

Researchers are tracking dramatic drops in traditional air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, smog and tiny particles. These types of pollution kill up to 7 million people a year worldwide, according to Health Effects Institute president Dan Greenbaum.

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What War Can Teach Us About Defeating COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is as much our enemy as it is our ally. The virus offensive caught us off guard, but it brought back lessons we need to remember.

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Pollution Can Be Life or Death for COVID-19 Patients. That’s Triggered a New Fight for Cleaner Air.

The Trump administration is easing restrictions on air pollution. Now a study links air pollution to higher risk for death with coronavirus.

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Trump Is Still Pushing Forward With the Keystone XL Pipeline Despite the Pandemic

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services issued a memorandum classifying pipeline construction workers as essential, exempting them from stay-at-home orders.

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Photos: A Gross Look at Why Americans Need to Stop Flushing Disposable Wipes

In Macomb County, Michigan, people flushing disposable wipes is wreaking havoc on the Red Run Drain. Experts say coronavirus germs could linger on these wipes washing up into residents’ backyards.

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EPA Tells Major Polluters to ‘Act Responsibly’ After Suspending Environmental Regulations Indefinitely

Critics say the agency has abdicated its duty to act in the interests of public health.