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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:52:00 -0400The pollution levels have a staggering impact on health, according to the report, which says: "In 2012, one out of every nine deaths was the result of air pollution-related conditions."
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:28:00 -0400It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:03:00 -0400One science teacher in Miami knows how sea-level rise could affect her students' lives when they are her age. She is determined to teach them to take that seriously, with optimism.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400A key piece of the Obama administration's efforts to cut back on carbon emissions faces a test in court on Tuesday. An appeals court is hearing arguments on regulations announced last year.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:38:00 -0400More than two dozen state attorneys general are challenging President Obama's proposed regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. West Virginia's Patrick Morissey is leading the fight.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400Photographer Mustafa Abdulaziz has spent four years documenting the world's water woes. His "Water Stories" are now on display by New York's East River.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:50:00 -0400Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:24:00 -0400In an effort to turn away from chemical pesticides, which have the potential to damage the environment, some farmers are looking in a new direction in the age-old struggle against pests.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:40:00 -0400Pregnant women in South Florida can get free Zika tests through the state's health department. But delays in getting back the results are heightening worries and may affect medical options.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:49:00 -0400UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is working to wring commitments out of 55 nations to ratify the Paris Climate Change treaty.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:49:00 -0400The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, probably does not cause cancer. The chemical has been under intense international scrutiny.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400Synthetic chemicals have been found in Colorado water supplies. The Pentagon is examining hundreds of military sites for possible contamination by PFCs, which have been linked to health problems.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:22:00 -0400The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England is the size of Connecticut and has been called an "underwater Yellowstone" and "a deep sea Serengeti."
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:11:00 -0400Albino redwoods are white because of a genetic mutation. A researcher in California thinks he might have figured out what purpose the trees serve in the forest.