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    PPE May Save Human Lives, But It’s Deadly for Wildlife

    PPE May Save Human Lives, But It’s Deadly for Wildlife

    By Reynard Loki One of the most distinguishable features of the COVID-19 era is the public, everyday use of personal protective equipment (PPE), mainly in the form of disposable face masks and latex gloves. And while these thin layers protect us and others from transmitting and contracting SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the lower […]

    Americans Are Most Concerned About Drinking Polluted Water, Survey Says

    Americans Are Most Concerned About Drinking Polluted Water, Survey Says

    Americans are most worried about water quality compared to other environmental issues, a new Gallup survey finds. The survey compared six environmental concerns: drinking water pollution; pollution in rivers, lakes and reservoirs; tropical rainforest loss; climate change; air pollution; and plant and animal species extinction. While most Americans showed concern for all of these threats, […]

    Earth Day 2021: Join the Global Youth Climate Summit

    Earth Day 2021: Join the Global Youth Climate Summit

    By Alexandria Villaseñor This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. My journey to becoming an activist began in late 2018. During a trip to California to visit family, the Camp Fire broke out. At the time, it was the most devastating and destructive wildfire […]

    3 New Films to Watch This Earth Week

    3 New Films to Watch This Earth Week

    Next week marks the second Earth Day of the coronavirus pandemic. While a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions has limited our ability to explore the natural world and gather with others for its defense, it is still possible to experience the wonder and inspiration from the safety of your home. Here are three new […]

    97% of Earth’s Land No Longer Ecologically Intact, Study Finds

    97% of Earth’s Land No Longer Ecologically Intact, Study Finds

    By Julia Conley Ecologists and environmental advocates on Thursday called for swift action to reintroduce species into the wild as scientists at the University of Cambridge in England found that 97% of the planet’s land area no longer qualifies as ecologically intact. “Conservation is simply not enough anymore,” said financier and activist Ben Goldsmith. “We […]

    New Research Reveals How Airborne Microplastics Travel Around the World

    New Research Reveals How Airborne Microplastics Travel Around the World

    Scientists consider plastic pollution one of the “most pressing environmental and social issues of the 21st century,” but so far, microplastic research has mostly focused on the impact on rivers and oceans. However, a new study from researchers at Cornell and Utah State University highlights the increasing threat of airborne microplastics “spiraling around the globe,” […]

    Florida Wastewater Pond Leak Poses Major Flood Risk to Locals

    Florida Wastewater Pond Leak Poses Major Flood Risk to Locals

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday after a leak at a wastewater pond posed a major flooding threat and prompted more than 300 homes to be evacuated. Officials said that water pouring out too quickly posed the greatest risk. The latest projection shows that 340 million gallons of wastewater could rush […]

    Jellyfish May Benefit From Climate Change

    Jellyfish May Benefit From Climate Change

    By Jenessa Duncombe During some years in the spring, so many jellyfish wash ashore on the beaches of Washington, Oregon, and California that they carpet the sand in thick, gooey mats. The jellyfish Velella velella can pile so high that taken together, they likely equal six and half blue whales’ worth of stuff. Researchers now […]