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By Tatiana Schlossberg, Yale Environment 360
As part of a broader effort to create a circular economy that reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions, the European Union will ban a host of throwaway plastic items next month and is working to create an expansive and lucrative…
By Paul Hockenos, Yale Environment 360
Ending the use of fossil fuels to heat homes and buildings is a key challenge for cities hoping to achieve net-zero emissions. Nowhere is that more evident than in Philadelphia, where technical and financial hurdles and a reluctant gas company…
By Jonathan Mingle, Yale Environment 360
Activist Elizabeth Yeampierre has long focused on the connections between racial injustice and the environment and climate change. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the outsized impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, she hopes people may finally…
By Beth Gardiner, Yale Environmental 360
More than half of all U.S. National Parks are overrun with invasive animal species, such as rats, pythons and feral hogs, according to a new study.
By Elisheva Mittelman, Yale Environment 360
By Yale Environment 360
Natural disasters forced 7 million people to be displaced in the first half of this year.
By Jacques Leslie, Yale Environment 360
Many of the United States’ 91,000 dams are aging and sorely in need of repairs that could collectively cost tens of billions of dollars.
This increased energy use will disproportionately affect low-income households.
By George Black, Yale Environment 360
From 1962 to 1971, the American military sprayed vast areas of Vietnam with Agent Orange, leaving dioxin contamination that has severely affected the health of three generations of Vietnamese. Now, the U.S. and Vietnamese governments have joined together in a…
By Jim Robbins, Yale Environment 360
As the Southwest faces rapid growth and unrelenting drought, the Colorado River is in crisis. Now those who depend on the river must confront the hard reality that their supply of Colorado water may be cut off.
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