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Low-carbon energy minimizes racial disparities in neighborhoods with air pollution
Switching to renewables and carbon sequestration especially helps vulnerable communities.
What 1 million COVID deaths looks like from the frontlines
Six health experts share their windows on the pandemic in light of a grim US milestone.
The FDA is prepping its biggest cigarette crackdown since the ’60s
The FDA's proposed ban on menthol cigarettes follows a larger public health effort to prevent tobacco-related deaths.
Feeling hot? Try these eco-friendly tips for cooling down.
Staying cool might not require a giant drop in actual air temperature.
The CDC needs the public’s help to reverse the upward trend in STIs
Sexually transmitted infections have been on the rise for years, but at-home testing might help.
Which expiration dates actually matter?
Food might still be okay longer than you think—but it isn't the case for everything.
Microplastics have officially been found in our bodies. Here’s what that means for human health.
The long term impacts are still unknown.
The EPA is trying to ban asbestos—again
Asbestos, a known carcinogen, has so far escaped all attempts at a blanket ban.
Google is launching major updates to how it serves health info
Here are the new health-related features coming to Google search, YouTube, and more.
It is time to make plastic-recycling labels less confusing
Nearly one in four Americans don't understand what current plastic labels mean at all.