Environmental Health and Safety


Coronavirus Has Decreased Air Pollution, but Cars Are not the Whole Pollution Picture

Coronavirus Has Decreased Air Pollution, but Cars Are not the Whole Pollution Picture

The pandemic has meant less car pollution, but not much of a decrease in overall pollution. Why? Because car pollution is just one player.

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

Businesses have a responsibility to consider to environment--for the sake of the earth and consumers. That responsibility does not disappear during a pandemic, as climate change, resource scarcity, and many other challenges do not shelter in place along with us.

Cities Prepare for Green Initiatives Post-Coronavirus

Cities Prepare for Green Initiatives Post-Coronavirus

For many policymakers, efforts to reopen the economy overlap with the need for green initiatives. As various regions prepare for the bumpy road ahead, the focus on green living and environmental protection has never been more crucial.

For the First Time, Renewable Energy is Expected to Surpass Coal in the U.S.

For the First Time, Renewable Energy is Expected to Surpass Coal in the U.S.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused hardships on many industries—the fossil fuel and clean energy industries alike. However, this is the first time in history that renewable energy use is expected to eclipse coal reliance in the U.S., and its effects on climate change are big.

Earth Day and Climate Change Books: The NYT Greenhouse Part 3

Earth Day and Climate Change Books: The NYT Greenhouse Part 3

As part of Earth Week last week, the NYT Greenhouse gave its recommended list of books on climate change and hosted a conversation with Earth Day organizer, Denis Hayes, and other environmentalists. Here’s the inside scoop.

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years: a Walk Through History

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years: a Walk Through History

Since its birth in 1970, Earth Day has become a worldwide movement to garner more attention for the environment, its resources and its species. While the movement has evolved over the years, its ultimate call to action has only gotten louder.

The Visuals of Climate Change: The NYT Greenhouse Part 2

Today the New York Times hosted its second digital climate change event, The Greenhouse, to talk about climate change stories using visual elements—and how the simple technology of a photo has helped transform the climate change discussion over the last few decades.

Climate Change in the Age of COVID-19: The NYT Greenhouse, Part I

Climate Change in the Age of COVID-19: The NYT Greenhouse, Part I

Kicking off the first of a five-part series titled The Greenhouse, the New York Times has invited listeners around the U.S. to hear what climate journalists have to say about global warming climate change in the age of the coronavirus. Here’s a recap of the first event.



The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency Loosens Pollution Rules During Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the EPA drastically reduced pollution rules for power plants, factories and other facilities.

EPA Releases List of Effective Disinfectants to Fight COVID-19

EPA Releases List of Effective Disinfectants to Fight COVID-19

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, or the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

First-Ever Climate Report by a Non-Partisan, Security Body Relates Climate Change to Global Instability

First-Ever Climate Report by a Non-Partisan, Security Body Relates Climate Change to Global Instability

A recent report details national and global security threats related to climate change in the hopes that decision-makers and leaders will recognize the relationship between global warming and security.

Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

Five Biggest Environmental Issues Affecting the U.S.

We take a closer look at the current environmental issues in the U.S., how it may be exacerbating these problems and what the country may do to resolve them.

Environmental Pollution Linked to Serious Neurological Illness

Environmental Pollution Linked to Serious Neurological Illness

The relationship between pollution and health is well-established. We know that exposure to higher levels results in worse health outcomes by almost any measure. New research, however, is showing that we may not know all the ways pollution is making us sick.

U.N. Climate Talks Close with Little Agreement or Global Unity

U.N. Climate Talks Close with Little Agreement or Global Unity

The COP25 of this year, hosted in Madrid, proved a disheartening end to urgent climate talks. World leaders disagreed on how to discuss a number of topics, let alone do something about them.

The 2019 WMO State of the Global Climate Report: Key Takeaways from the Worrying Report

The 2019 WMO State of the Global Climate Report: Key Takeaways from the Worrying Report

At the COP25 this week, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued its annual report on the state of global climate change. The data-heavy results are notable, and alarming.

Turkey Grease: How Thanksgiving Grease Can Cause Environmental Havoc

Turkey Grease: How the Thanksgiving Feast Can Cause Environmental Havoc

This Thanksgiving, families across the country will be filling their bellies with good turkey—but they’ll also be clogging their drains with grease. Here are some ways to avoid “fatbergs” before they damage your drains and cause bigger environmental issues.

Three Environmental Issues and Ways to Combat Them

Three Environmental Issues and Ways to Combat Them

For years now, humans have mistreated and contaminated the very environment that sustains them. But the broad concern for the environment can be so overwhelming that people don’t know what to do or where to start making a difference.

What Are Prescribed Fires and How Are They Used

What Are Prescribed Fires and How Are They Used?

Fire is mighty, but it doesn't have to be an inherent danger. When tamed, it can benefit the environment in ways you might not have considered.

The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

One recent study compared 100 global cities on their air pollution, infrastructure, congestion, associated driving costs, and incidents of road rage. Some of the findings might surprise you.

These Defense Programs Changed the Landscape of Environmental and Energy Technologies as We Know It

The Defense Programs That Changed the Landscape of Environmental and Energy Technologies as We Know It

The Department of Defense prioritizes safety of course, but it’s also focusing its efforts on environmental security and innovation.

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