Causes

Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

As evidence mounts that hamburger wrappers and other kinds of grease-proof packaging contaminate food with PFAS, states have started banning the toxic chemicals from food packaging.

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Impacts

Global study: Wildfire smoke kills people in cities far from fires

Wildfire smoke causes more than 33,000 deaths a year across 43 countries, according to a new global study.

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From our Newsroom

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Obama Presidential Center will displace vital South Side Chicago trees, advocates say

The Center will remove hundreds of trees that provide cooling in the summer, cleaner air, and a quiet respite for residents—but promises to re-plant the area and provide an economic boost.

Peter Dykstra: Environmental journalism pioneers

A nod to some folks who've bettered the craft and the planet.

Residents in a densely-populated Pittsburgh suburb are demanding public hearings on two proposed fracking wells

"Public hearings should be standard for any permit that will impact this number of people."

How artificial intelligence can help save us from air pollution

Researchers find AI may outperform traditional models, which could give more advance warning of bad air days, and reduce harmful exposures and hospital visits.

Pete Myers: We saw this coming

On climate science, a small group of very smart and very selfish people – backed by huge sums of money – have stopped the changes that needed to be made.

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