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6 December 2020
After banning the burning of raw coal as a way to reduce air pollution in Mongolia, residents of Ulaanbaatar switched to refined charcoal to heat their homes. However, that coal also wasn’t the cleanest and contribute...
6 November 2019
Fresno, California, United States
Over 15 Minutes
The Central Valley of California has an air pollution problem, so community groups are joining forces under the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition to work together towards change. Although progress is slow, the grou...
28 March 2019
Gainesville, Florida, United States
In Florida, a funeral home is specializing in green burial practices – such as hand-digging graves and using biodegradable urns – as a way of lessening the environmental impact that is often associated with both buria...
8 February 2019
Berkeley, California, United States
An on-going research study out of UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health has partnered with youth from the Salinas Valley for two decades to investigate the influence of pesticides on ch...
18 January 2019
Whitesburg, Kentucky, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Innovative mine reclamation projects across five states in the Appalachian region allow local organizations, schools, and businesses to clean up and utilize abandoned mine land. From a school that's transforming aband...
11 January 2019
Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency empower local communities—and workers—to redevelop abandoned industrial sites. These sites, known as brownfields, are often left in disuse because of the presence of ...
8 January 2019
Rialto, California, United States
It turns out that bacteria can do a lot more than contaminate water--some species break down toxic chemicals and remove heavy metals. Active sites already clean water in states like Kansas, Utah, Texas, and California...
21 December 2018
California, United States
After San Joaquin County adopted a slew of criminal justice reforms, crime dropped by 20 percent, the lowest number in a decade. One of the things that was implemented were speciality courts aimed at decreasing arrest...
28 November 2018
Florida, United States
The Red Tide that hit the coast of Florida in 2018 resulted in a massive amount of waste and dead sea species washing ashore. With no protocol in place to clean up the toxic mess, counties had to learn while doing. Fr...
27 November 2018
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Integrated pest management, which uses ecological processes and natural chemicals to control crop-damaging pests, offers an eco-friendly alternative to toxic pesticides. For example, a company in Michigan has rolled o...
24 November 2018
Oregon, United States
An elk hunt in Oregon shows one way states regulate lead ammunition by prohibiting hunters from firing lead bullets in some state wildlife areas. It’s part of a wider effort to eradicate lead ammunition that can conta...
24 October 2018
Years of research across countries has now shown that safe injection facilities correlate with fewer overdose deaths, but the United States as been slow to adopt this solution. Often deemed as controversial on the arg...
13 July 2018
With a little strategic planning, cities can nurture biodiversity in the urban environment. “Sometimes, small actions can bring incredible results,” says Antonio Morcillo, deputy director for conservation of green are...
10 May 2018
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Over 3000 Words
In order to tackle opioid addiction, the state of Virginia found a way to make drug treatment accessible to people with medicaid by boosting “reimbursement rates to addiction treatment providers.” Historically, drug t...
7 April 2018
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
When lead and arsenic levels threatened the communities in Southeastern Colorado, the Environmental Protection Agency was asked to step in. In order to have a seat at the table when decisions were being made, communit...
8 January 2018
California, United States
To combat lead poisoning in America's wildlife populations, researchers are leading educational forums. In these conversations, researchers meet with hunters to discuss the benefits of moving away from lead-based bull...
21 November 2017
San Antonio, Texas, United States
The Flint crisis displayed the deficiency of knowledge by medical doctors to environmental health concerns. In response, the national medical community is bringing more awarenesses and education to current and future ...
26 October 2017
New Delhi, Delhi, India
It's been proven within the cookstove industry that providing free cleaner-energy stoves to those cooking with traditional stoves or over open flame does not work as planned. Inyenyeri, a Rwandan cookstove company how...
17 October 2017
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Houses, schools, and childcare centers built before 1978 may pose a lead poisoning health risk. Cities, such as Toledo, are requiring the completion of lead inspections to combat the problem and encourage better home...
26 April 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Over 3000 Words
Baltimore is home to the nation’s first housing court. Established 70 years ago, the court was supposed to hold landlords accountable for code violations, such as failing to provide heat, remove lead paint, or respond...
23 April 2017
San Francisco, California, United States
Prompted by parents concerned about chemicals in car seats a Massachusetts company created an infant seat that is naturally flame-resistant. It's something that most manufacturers have said they cannot do and still co...
28 October 2016
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Even if Blacks and Latinos are more vulnerable to environmental pollution and disasters, very few groups have been working to build awareness around this issues. Fortunately, green groups and foundations are mobilizin...
4 May 2016
Seoul, South Korea
Nearly 300 people have fallen ill from working in Samsung’s Seoul-located factory. In order to advocate for those that became sick and the rights of current employees, the Supporters for the Health And Rights of Peopl...
1 September 2015
Seattle, Washington, United States
The U.S. federal government rarely requires manufacturers to list the chemicals in consumer goods outside of food. Various states are starting to enact legislation requiring greater transparency.
11 August 2015
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Prescription drugs are greatly polluting the national water supply, causing researchers to begin looking for a method to better filter water and dispose of unused medicine.
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