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A study of the Austrian slopes has found that forever chemicals in ski wax end up on the slopes, in soil and snow. Artur Didyk/Shutterstock

Forever chemicals in ski wax are being spread on snowy slopes

Synthetic chemicals found in ski wax have been found in the snow and soil on ski slopes and could pose a toxic threat to the environment.
Large industrial facilities like this oil refinery outside Houston are major sources of fine particulate air pollution. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Heart attacks, cancer, dementia, premature deaths: 4 essential reads on the health effects driving EPA’s new fine particle air pollution standard

On Feb. 7, 2024, the EPA strengthened the federal limit for annual levels of fine particulate air pollution, or PM2.5. Many serious health effects have been linked to PM2.5 exposure.
The CEOs of Discord, Snap, TikTok, X and Meta prepare to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 31, 2024. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Are social media apps ‘dangerous products’? 2 scholars explain how the companies rely on young users but fail to protect them

As legislators rail against social media companies, the companies continue to put millions of young people at risk. Here’s how − and what can be done about it.
Retractable bollards can be used to signal priority areas on streets for smaller vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Eugene Nekrasov/Getty images Plus

Ever-larger cars and trucks are causing a safety crisis on US streets – here’s how communities can fight back

Cars are getting bigger on US roads, and that’s increasing pedestrian and cyclist deaths. A transport scholar identifies community-level strategies for making streets safer.

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