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Waymo and Cruise safety drivers face a bleak choice: pandemic or pollution?

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‘The sky looked like Tang, yet they still got us setting up cars that are covered in ash.’ Leo* stepped …read more

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‘We’ve been forgotten': The long fight and dangerous threat at one Superfund site

One environmental advocate warns of a potential disaster: “With Superfund sites and climate change, we’re playing Russian roulette with a …read more

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HPV vaccine prevents cancer, large study shows

“This is the first study to show that HPV vaccination protects against cervical cancer on the population level.” …read more

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On the coast of Chile, bird nests show the scars of plastic pollution

A new study — and photos — offer a striking look at how plastic pollution has hammered ocean and coastal …read more

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The crypto millionaire that acquired BitTorrent—and waded into the trade war

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When Chinese millionaire Justin Sun acquired BitTorrent, was he trying to skirt the trade war? Or fly right in the …read more

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Africa has held off the worst of the coronavirus. Researchers are working to figure out how.

The reasons are still something of a mystery, but scientists said the success of many African countries offers crucial lessons. …read more

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Secret, powerful panels will pick Covid-19 vaccine winners. Can they be trusted?

Data and safety monitoring boards work under a cloak of secrecy meant to prevent undue influence. In the Trump era, …read more

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California Gov. signs order banning sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035

The order aims to phase out cars with internal combustion engines within 15 years by requiring that all new cars …read more

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China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060. …read more

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Fierce, frequent, climate-fueled wildfires may decimate forests worldwide

Scientists worry the hottest blazes could end up obliterating swathes of some forests forever. …read more

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