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12/09/2019 - Why do ocean animals eat plastic?



Whales with stomachs full of plastic have turned up around the world. Here's what we know.

12/09/2019 - A third of Pa. drinking water samples contained toxic chemicals. The state says there’s ‘no widespread contamination’



Amid federal inaction, there's no consensus on how much of the PFAS class of chemicals is too much.

12/09/2019 - Agriculture and transportation are major polluters



But pollution from shale gas operations and other industries in southwestern Pennsylvania continue causing hundreds of deaths annually.

12/09/2019 - Apple buys first batch of aluminum using Alcoa's breakthrough, pollution-free technology



The metal was produced at Alcoa’s technical center in Westmoreland County through a joint venture with aluminum maker Rio Tinto.

12/09/2019 - Power struggle



In the haze of the California wildfires, a Native American tribe's independent electricity grid saved the day. Is a new model for energy in America rising from the ashes?

12/09/2019 - How a closed-door meeting shows farmers are waking up on climate change



Perdue, Vilsack and leading agricultural groups gathered in a Maryland barn to talk about the farm-country issue that dare not speak its name.

12/09/2019 - Mountain air: Youth help identify causes of Ohio Valley's high lung disease rates



Researchers had young people document things around them that might be contributing to lung ailments in a region with the nation's worst lung disease rates.

12/09/2019 - What Portugal’s hellish wildfires can tell us about forest futures



The world's forests are getting drier and people are living closer to them, ushering in a dangerous new era—unless we can find a way to coexist with the flames.

12/09/2019 - GOP elites helped create climate skepticism. They can undo it, too



Everyday Republicans could turn the corner if enough GOP elites acknowledge the crisis.

12/09/2019 - The conscious consumerism movement is stalling—and I know why



A majority of Americans still buy into the “do good” movement. But the number of people acting on it is in decline. How can we reverse the trend?