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In the fight over gas stoves, meet the industry’s Go-To Scientist

In the fight over gas stoves, meet the industry’s Go-To Scientist

Longstanding research shows the health dangers of gas-burning ranges. Utilities are turning to Julie Goodman, a toxicologist with a firm whose work raises questions about the science. Does she manufacture doubt?

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In the fight over gas stoves, meet the industry’s go-to scientist

Longstanding research shows the health dangers of gas-burning ranges. Utilities are turning to Julie Goodman, a toxicologist with a firm whose work raises questions about the science.
Binyamin Applebaum: Enough about climate change. Air pollution is killing us now

Binyamin Applebaum: Enough about climate change. Air pollution is killing us now

The best reason to stop burning fossil fuels is that air pollution is a threat to our health.
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More than 40 nations pledge to cut emissions from their health industries

More than 40 nations pledge to cut emissions from their health industries

The plans, while short on specifics, represent a notable step toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions from hospitals and the health care industry, a sizable emitter globally.
Ian Leahy, Yaryna Serkez: Since when have trees existed only for rich Americans?

Ian Leahy, Yaryna Serkez: Since when have trees existed only for rich Americans?

Trees protect cities from extreme heat. But in most places, only the rich enjoy them.
E.P.A. to review rules on soot linked to deaths, which Trump declined to tighten
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E.P.A. to review rules on soot linked to deaths, which Trump declined to tighten

The Biden administration says it will consider tougher limits on a deadly air pollutant that disproportionately affects low-income and minority communities.
If you build it, they will bike: Pop-up lanes increased cycling during pandemic
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If you build it, they will bike: Pop-up lanes increased cycling during pandemic

A study of European cities adds to a growing body of evidence that investments in cycling infrastructure can encourage bike commuting, which helps cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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