Black Friday sales reveal fast fashion extremes. But how does it affect the planet?
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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Ministers visited the scene of a huge peat slide on the Tyrone Donegal border.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~3 min
Secondhand clothing sales are booming – and may help solve the sustainability crisis in the fashion industry
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry's negative impact on the environment.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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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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Healthy seagrasses form underwater meadows teeming with fish and shellfish. A successful large-scale restoration project in Virginia could become a model for reseeding damaged seagrass beds worldwide.
Oct. 20, 2020 • ~11 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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Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~10 min
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Warmer waters, heavier storms and nutrient pollution are a triple threat to Great Lakes cities' drinking water. The solution: Cutting nutrient releases and installing systems to filter runoff.
April 29, 2020 • ~11 min
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Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes' livers and on the deep ocean floor
The Deepwater Horizon oil disaster catalyzed a decade of research on oil contamination in the Gulf of Mexico, from surface waters to the seabed, with surprising findings.
April 13, 2020 • ~10 min
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