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Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many...

Noel Healy, Salem State University; Jennie C. Stephens, Northeastern University, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Many Democratic lawmakers aim to pass a Green New...

Rural Americans’ struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court

Sacoby Wilson, University of Maryland As U.S. livestock farming becomes more industrial, it is changing rural life. Many people now live near Concentrated Animal Feeding...

Sustainable cities need more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk

Trina Hamilton, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York and Winifred Curran, DePaul University There are many indexes that aim to rank how...

Garbage in, garbage out: Incinerating trash is not an effective way...

Ana Baptista, The New School U.S. cities have been burning municipal solid waste since the 1880s. For the first century, it was a way to...

Before the US approves new uranium mining, consider its toxic legacy

Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight. Companies such...

Storms hit poorer people harder, from Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Maria

Chris Sellers, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) The ferocious “frankenstorm” known as Sandy that ripped through greater New York City five...

Urban noise pollution is worst in poor and minority neighborhoods and...

Joan A. Casey, University of California, Berkeley; Peter James, Harvard Medical School , and Rachel Morello-Frosch, University of California, Berkeley Most Americans think of cities...

Heat waves threaten city dwellers, especially minorities and the poor

Merrill Singer, University of Connecticut Last week’s record-setting heat in the Pacific Northwest and current triple-digit temperatures in Arizona are the latest reminders that climate...

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Flood severity along US coastline has worsened

Thomas Wahl, University of South Florida and Shaleen Jain, University of Maine Flooding is a well-known natural hazard along the US coastline. Nearly 40% of...