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Millions of Americans face risk of a toxic ‘bomb train’

In some spots along the path the chemicals are transported, people of color make up the largest group at risk.
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How the music business is putting a green spin on vinyl records

A surge in vinyl sales is driving record manufacturers to find new ways to diminish the environmental footprint of LPs.
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‘The poison plastic’: why calls are growing for a ban on PVC

A toxic train derailment in Ohio has forced an uncomfortable conversation in the US. The pollution and response to the accident was bad enough for local residents, but black and lower-income communities face the effects of America’s dirty plastic industry on a daily basis.
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Are real or artificial Christmas trees better for the environment?

Some experts say a real tree is the more sustainable choice, but you can reduce an artificial tree’s impact if you reuse it enough.