Food supply anxiety brings back victory gardens
on March 27, 2020 at 11:26 am
Americans were once urged to plant in every patch of available soil — and produced about 40 percent of the nation’s fresh vegetables.
This little-known principle has harmed millions of people. What are we doing to change it?
on March 27, 2020 at 10:45 am
The Kehoe paradigm assumes a lack of risk unless proven otherwise. Here's why that's a problem, and how people are working to find a be...
A likely but hidden coronavirus risk factor: pollution
on March 27, 2020 at 10:39 am
Air pollution, research shows, lowers our ability to fight off infections. It worsens reactions to viruses in people with health challenges like ...
There are no winners with 'The Biggest Loser'
on March 27, 2020 at 1:17 am
When the long-running TV game show relaunched in January, it promised a kinder, gentler version suited for the current health climate. It didn...
EPA science panel holds TCE review, despite coronavirus crisis
on March 26, 2020 at 11:24 am
Under White House pressure, the EPA ordered the panel to ignore the findings of its own scientists that the chemical TCE causes fetal heart defec...
Here are the ‘dirty dozen’ fruit and vegetables laced with legal pesticides — even organics have traces
on March 26, 2020 at 11:06 am
Nearly 70% of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of legal though potentially harmful chemical pesticides even in small amounts,...
The rules for going outdoors during coronavirus
on March 25, 2020 at 11:55 pm
How to recreate responsibly and safely through the COVID-19 pandemic.
California isn’t testing enough children for lead, prompting legislation
on March 25, 2020 at 11:45 pm
A recent report by the California state auditor faults two state health departments for failing to ensure that children receive required blood le...
Issues of the environment: Chemical impacts in fighting the spread of COVID-19
on March 25, 2020 at 11:37 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has lead to major changes for homes and businesses, including more frequent use of chemicals and disinfectants. While th...
Heather Drugge: Even for cyclists, the best move now is to stay home
on March 25, 2020 at 11:20 pm
Biking for transit is still a good option, but you don't want to end up in the emergency room.
Maryland legislature sends flame retardant bill to governor
on March 25, 2020 at 11:29 am
Maryland's legislature has passed a bill to heavily restrict the use of flame retardant chemicals in children's products, mattresses an...
In public housing, a battle against mold and rising seas
on March 25, 2020 at 11:19 am
Neglected infrastructure, already a source of mold, is also making public housing more vulnerable to climate change.
The largest environmental film festival just went virtual
on March 25, 2020 at 11:18 am
Now's your chance to watch amazing nature documentaries for free.
Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ flow freely through Cape Fear River—and now its fish
on March 25, 2020 at 3:32 am
The health effects of PFAS chemicals are still under scientific investigation, but North Carolina residents worry that the abundant substances pu...
Female firefighters exposed to cancer-linked chemicals
on March 25, 2020 at 3:21 am
Chemicals called PFAS were found in high levels in the first study of female firefighter health.
Nature livestreams bring the outdoors to you
on March 25, 2020 at 12:50 am
From surf cams to Fat Bear Week, live nature feeds inspire adventure and offer a break from reality.
As COVID-19 spreads, how do you ethically get outdoors?
on March 24, 2020 at 10:22 pm
If you're looking for justification to take a trip to the backcountry, leaving your area to go through someone else's, this isn't ...
The unseen survivors of thalidomide want to be heard
on March 24, 2020 at 11:17 am
The U.S. was supposed to have escaped the devastation of a drug that caused birth defects in babies overseas. This is the almost forgotten story ...
Coronavirus in a time of conspicuous consumption
on March 24, 2020 at 2:21 am
For the affluent, painful restrictions could be an opportunity to reorient toward more climate-friendly ways of living.
National parks ask for social distancing after busy weekend
on March 24, 2020 at 12:51 am
National parks struggled to maintain social distancing amid a rush of weekend visitors.