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Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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Nearly nine out of 10 people experiencing homelessness have sought medical attention for a condition related to the state's dirty air, according to a new University of Utah study that provides a first-of-its-kind look at the disproportionate impacts air pollution has on those living on Salt Lake City's streets.

A conversation with Catherine Flowers, author of "Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret."
Years after coal mining and a prolonged drought sapped their water and food supplies, an indigenous community in Colombia’s Guajira desert is rebounding thanks to a resilient legume.

A Pittsburgh-based chemical and materials company has agreed to pay nearly $1 million for failing to follow state and federal laws for preventing and responding to oil spills, under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Georgia Power paid top dollar to buy land from residents living near waste sites at its power plants. Environmentalists fear it’s a tactic to forestall the cleanup bill from new regulations for coal ash.
There is no middle path when it comes to the climate emergency.

Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing.

New Liberal bill promises net-zero emissions by 2050, but has no targets, no plan, no commitment to involve other levels of government.

A plan to double production at one of the world's northernmost mines involves building a railway through barren-ground caribou habitat — the impacts of which aren't adequately known, says local leader.

Major roadbuilding, including the “reconstruction” of the BR-319 highway, now threatens the Brazilian Amazon’s last, vast intact rainforest, vital to Brazilian ecosystem services.
As Italian hazelnut plantations expand to cater to our love of chocolate and nougat, they are leaving a bitter aftertaste on local soil, water and air.

A U.S. researcher is raising the alarm about methylmercury levels in Labrador, but a Nalcor contractor monitoring the effects of Muskrat Falls says there's no need to worry.

With Joe Biden heading to the White House, the fossil fuel industry is preparing for a fight.

Land inequality is growing worldwide, threatening the livelihoods of 2.5 billion people who directly rely on farming and widening disparities in gender, health and climate-change impacts, researchers have warned.

When a coal plant shuts down, the loss of jobs and tax revenue can be devastating for the towns that host them. The state is grappling with how to help workers and local governments in Indiana with that transition.

The Trump Administration seeks to transfer ownership of Arizona area to a mining company with ties to the destruction of an Aboriginal site.

Tucked into an otherwise quiet bend south of Pismo Beach, Oceano Dunes may be California's most dangerous state park. Towns near the park, which draws more than a million trucks and dirt bikes a year, are besieged with air pollution, crime and accidents - even a mass shooting last year.

After a brutal storm in 2006, the Swinomish tribe off the coast of Washington state launched a strategy to deal with the effects of a warming planet. Now, 50 other native tribes have followed suit.

Close ties between the ruling elite and the coal industry have helped perpetuate South Africa’s dependence on the dirtiest fossil fuel for electricity. But now residents of the nation’s most coal-intensive region are suing to force the government to clean up choking air pollution.

For most college students, Saturdays are for relaxing or spending time with friends, but Damar Garcia is often busy preparing campaign materials for community residents about the importance of ensuring that young people of color have greater access to nature in cities.

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They’re also urging the president-elect to oppose the Line 3 pipeline through Minnesota, saying such oil infrastructure is incompatible with a new green economy.
Many rural households in America don’t have access to safe sewage systems. In Alabama, entrenched poverty and unusual geology have created a public-health disaster.
A Honolulu law firm has filed a trio of product liability civil lawsuits this month on behalf of three Big Island men against the chemical giant Monsanto Co. in Hilo Circuit Court.
An air inversion in early November caused a string of bad air days near the Clairton Coke Works. Residents are sick of it.
In the first month of his presidency, FDR created a government program that changed lives and the land forever. Could it be time for a new CCC?
A group of Ohio Valley senators says a watchdog agency’s recent report shows that federal regulators must do more to protect coal miners from silica dust.
Long marginalized by the tourism sector, Indigenous women are bringing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit narratives to the mainstream.
With its Séka Hills olive oil, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is reclaiming its ancestral land with a crop for the future.
The current congresswoman would be the first Native American Cabinet appointee.
The independent BC Utilities Commission demanded answers on risks and was brushed off.

Ban's exemptions and waivers could permit so-called "bunker oil" until 2029.

Canada and the U.S. are bound together by waterways that transcend political borders. But what happens when industrial development changes those waters in ways that could last hundreds of years?