The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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PFAS 'forever chemicals' are widespread and threaten human health – here's a strategy for protecting the public
PFAS chemicals are toxic, widespread and persistent in the environment, and the federal government has been slow to regulate them. A scientist explains why evaluating them one by one isn't working.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~9 min
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Fine-particle air pollution has decreased across the US, but poor and minority communities are still the most polluted
A new study shows that while fine particle air pollution has declined nationwide over the past 40 years, the health and environmental benefits haven't been shared evenly.
July 30, 2020 • ~9 min
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EPA decides to reject the latest science, endanger public health and ignore the law by keeping an outdated fine particle air pollution standard
After a 5-year review, the EPA is leaving US standards for fine particle air pollution unchanged, even though recent studies suggest that tightening them could save thousands of lives yearly.
May 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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Thousands of Americans took part in the first Earth Day 50 years ago. What has changed since then?
April 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Air pollution kills thousands of Americans every year – here's a low-cost strategy to reduce the toll
A new study takes an innovative approach to reducing fine particle air pollution and spotlights key sources: factories that burn coal and oil, petrochemical plants and burning wood for home heating.
Feb. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
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