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Coronavirus lockdowns may have temporarily cleaned West Oakland's air, but the pandemic also threatens to take away the funding to keep it that way.
The global lockdowns put in place to combat the coronavirus have also been dramatically reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
A coastal town in England achieved "plastic free" accreditation in 2017, since then over 100 other communities have done the same.
Kids learn what's normal from us. But now there's no normal.

The EPA is expected to sign off on four new chemicals in the PFAS family, even as concerns mount about their devastating health effects.
Planes do dump jet fuel in emergency landings, but this one flew at low altitude over a populated area, affecting nearly 60 children and adults.
From extreme heat to Greta Thunberg and the youth climate protests — a look at some of the important climate and environmental news stories set to define the new year.
It's littering the bottom of the ocean and poisoning animals, plastic waste was truly everywhere in 2019.
The coffee company will no longer provide disposable cups in some Bay Area locations in an effort to go zero waste by the end of 2020.
A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency would require almost all scientific studies to submit their raw data so that the agency can decide whether they agree with the conclusions. But confidentiality agreements would prevent many studies from being submitted at all.