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Looking to fungi, spiders and other natural insect killers for less toxic alternatives to synthetic pesticides nbsp; Article Looking to fungi, spiders and other natural insect killers for less toxic alternatives to synthetic pesticides  
A soil microbe saved my life nbsp; Feature A soil microbe saved my life  
Watch: Who holds the solution to microfiber pollution? nbsp; Video Watch: Who holds the solution to microfiber pollution?  
As synthetic microfibers infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release? nbsp; Feature As synthetic microfibers infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release?  
Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water nbsp; Feature Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water  
What if U.S. fuel economy standards went away? nbsp; Feature What if U.S. fuel economy standards went away?  
You know clean air is good for your health. It’s good for the economy, too. nbsp; Feature You know clean air is good for your health. It’s good for the economy, too.  
Could venomous snails be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic? nbsp; Feature Could venomous snails be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic?  
In search of safe replacements for harmful chemicals used in cookware, carpets, clothing, cosmetics and more nbsp; Feature In search of safe replacements for harmful chemicals used in cookware, carpets, clothing, cosmetics and more  
New life for toxic land nbsp; Feature New life for toxic land  
OPINION: Here’s a way you probably haven’t thought of to reduce allergies and asthma nbsp; Voices OPINION: Here’s a way you probably haven’t thought of to reduce allergies and asthma  
The biggest problem with e-waste? What we don’t know.   The biggest problem with e-waste? What we don’t know. When your phone stops working or you trade up for a newer model, where does it go? Like any… Notable
The surprising way fumes from farms are harming our health nbsp; Feature The surprising way fumes from farms are harming our health  
Ozone pollution remains a problem around the world. But solutions exist. nbsp; Feature Ozone pollution remains a problem around the world. But solutions exist.  
Meet the plants and animals that help scientists keep an eye on the environment nbsp; Photo Meet the plants and animals that help scientists keep an eye on the environment  
Fighting deadly toxins in the developing world   Fighting deadly toxins in the developing world In the Global South, hundreds of millions of people are exposed to mycotoxins — deadly compounds… Notable
As emerging diseases spread from wildlife to humans, can we predict the next big pandemic? nbsp; Feature As emerging diseases spread from wildlife to humans, can we predict the next big pandemic?  
Most Americans drink fluoridated water. Is that a good thing? nbsp; Feature Most Americans drink fluoridated water. Is that a good thing?  
Could this one simple idea be the key to solving farmer–environmentalist conflicts? nbsp; Article Could this one simple idea be the key to solving farmer–environmentalist conflicts?  
What does the environment have to do with autism? nbsp; Feature What does the environment have to do with autism?  
Are hazardous vapors seeping into your home? nbsp; Feature Are hazardous vapors seeping into your home?  
Atlanta’s visionary BeltLine is a model for the future of urban green space nbsp; Article Atlanta’s visionary BeltLine is a model for the future of urban green space  
We can no longer outrun antibiotic resistance. So, here’s what we need to do instead. nbsp; Feature We can no longer outrun antibiotic resistance. So, here’s what we need to do instead.  
Don’t like how your government tracks air pollution? Do it yourself. nbsp; Feature Don’t like how your government tracks air pollution? Do it yourself.  
How California’s greenhouse gas laws can better serve disadvantaged communities nbsp; Feature How California’s greenhouse gas laws can better serve disadvantaged communities  
Fungal diseases are on the rise. Is environmental change to blame? nbsp; Feature Fungal diseases are on the rise. Is environmental change to blame?  
OPINION: Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone nbsp; Voices OPINION: Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone  
OPINION: Health care may be in a state of flux — but health care sustainability is here to stay nbsp; Voices OPINION: Health care may be in a state of flux — but health care sustainability is here to stay  
OPINION: Three ways you can help your health while helping the environment nbsp; Voices OPINION: Three ways you can help your health while helping the environment  
OPINION: Now more than ever we need to address the environment and human rights together nbsp; Voices OPINION: Now more than ever we need to address the environment and human rights together  
What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system? nbsp; Feature What does the environment have to do with diseases that affect the immune system?  
Efforts to combat Zika don’t have to harm the environment nbsp; Feature Efforts to combat Zika don’t have to harm the environment  
12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that? nbsp; Feature 12,000 U.S. schools are within a mile of a hazardous chemical facility. What should we do about that?  
OPINION: If you care about your health, then you should care about conservation nbsp; Voices OPINION: If you care about your health, then you should care about conservation  
10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law nbsp; Feature 10 things you need to know about the new U.S. chemicals law  
Health and neighborhood are too often linked. These people are out to change that. nbsp; Feature Health and neighborhood are too often linked. These people are out to change that.  
As cities grow more crammed and connected, how will we discourage the spread of disease? nbsp; Feature As cities grow more crammed and connected, how will we discourage the spread of disease?  
What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water? nbsp; Feature What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?  
Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health nbsp; Feature Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health  
Three Ensia features make list of notable science stories   Three Ensia features make list of notable science stories Congratulations to environmental journalists Elizabeth Grossman, Phil McKenna and Edward Struzik… Update
OPINION: How we can vanquish pollution within our lifetimes nbsp; Voices OPINION: How we can vanquish pollution within our lifetimes  
Help keep water free of pharmaceuticals   Help keep water free of pharmaceuticals Recently journalist Elizabeth Grossman wrote about a troubling trend of pharmaceuticals being found… Notable
One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products nbsp; Feature One by one, states are giving consumers the right to know about chemicals in products  
What to do about the antidepressants, antibiotics and other drugs in our water nbsp; Feature What to do about the antidepressants, antibiotics and other drugs in our water  
If you know what’s good for you, you’ll read this under a tree   If you know what’s good for you, you’ll read this under a tree You’ve probably noticed how being around trees, grass and flowers can make you feel better… Notable
What are we doing to our children’s brains? nbsp; Feature What are we doing to our children’s brains?  
Christopher Golden: Global Health and the Environment nbsp; Interview Christopher Golden: Global Health and the Environment  
Banned in Europe, safe in the U.S. nbsp; Feature Banned in Europe, safe in the U.S.  
Connecting Health and Environment Data Dots   Connecting Health and Environment Data Dots Is there a link between hot, muggy weather and asthma? Will more or fewer people suffer… Notable
Fight against blight nbsp; Feature Fight against blight  
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