Toxic Legacies of WWII: Pollution and Segregation
Wartime production led directly to environmental and social injustices, polluting land and bodies in ways that continue to shape public policy and race relations.
Destroying “Forever Chemicals” For Good
But will it make a difference for cleaning up pollution?
Descubriendo pistas sobre la contaminación local con magnetismo
Un análisis químico de una área puede determinar cuánta contaminación hay en el aire. Pero hay un método mucho menos costoso que podría ayudar a las comunidades más pobres.
Magnetism Can Reveal Levels of Local Air Pollution
A chemical analysis of an area can find out how much pollution is in the air. But there's a much less expensive method that could help poorer communities.
Smoke Pollution from Prescribed Burns vs. Wildfires
Government can regulate air quality. But some policies on smoke might be self-defeating.
Where Did the Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Spill Go?
The public's focus eventually turned away from the 2010 disaster. Scientists, however, are still learning the scale of the devastation.
What to Do about Indoor Air Pollution
Even for those stuck at home during the pandemic, quarantine can pose dangers to health. But it's not all dire!
In Phytoremediation, Plants Extract Toxins from Soils
Researchers have a cheap, easy way for cleaning up oil spills: letting plants do the work. Why isn’t it used more often?
Environmental Racism and the Coronavirus Pandemic
COVID-19 is disproportionately deadly among people of color. Long-term environmental racism could be a major factor in this disparity.
What Happens to All That Used PPE?
Gloves, masks, and other personal protective equipment have kept us safe during the pandemic. Now they're washing up on beaches around the world.