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Shawn Bath switched his underwater focus after experiencing an epiphany about the state of Newfoundland and Labrador's shorelines. As Andie Bulman writes, his work is the subject of a new documentary.

I hope like me you're counting the hours till this Thursday, April 22, the 52nd observance of Earth Day.

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Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi Shihab Nye and other writers and activists on where they find hope.

White House nominates physical chemist with Capitol Hill experience to implement TSCA, pesticide laws.

A new law could soon see toxic chemicals, including harmful plastics, undergo more rigorous assessments aimed at better protecting vulnerable Canadians, the Trudeau government has announced.
A regional think tank says damaged mine lands and leaking gas wells that threaten public health and safety could become job generators.
Washing clothes in rivers can damage the ecosytems and make the water undrinkable. A new soap does the opposite—using probiotics to eliminate pollution.
As the company begins to try to become more circular, the first thing it wants is to do something with all those holey and mismatched socks you have lying around.

The researchers who created this mapping tool tool hope it will spark conversations that lead to help for overburdened communities.

The plan would remove some sediment laced with dioxin, PCBs and heavy metals and leave other sediment capped in Essex, Bergen and Passaic.
The proclamation is part of a broader effort to address the vast racial disparities in pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths and complications in the United States.
In this week’s episode of our ‘World Changing Ideas’ podcast, we talked to the 2020 winner of the Transportation category, a company that helps pack cargo trucks more efficiently.
Fruit that will get thrown out next week would be cheaper than fruit that expires later. If you’re going to eat it that day, you can save.
In a region long reliant on oil and gas, a new fuel source is gaining traction, including with the Mayor of Edmonton, who says his city is ‘prepared to bend over backwards’ to bring clean hydrogen to fruition

Williams discusses a just energy transition, the role of finance in driving change, and the importance of ocean protection.

In a ruling that could strengthen Indigenous land rights claims across Brazil, the nation’s Supreme Court has sided with the Guarani Kaiowá, allowing the possible reopening of a case involving their territory claim.

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to expand its policies addressing deforestation after pressure from shareholders, led by the investment group Green Century Capital Management.

Researchers create a prototype artificial intelligence system able to recognise mesothelioma tumours.
After pressure from parents and advocates, the agency is laying out a multiyear plan to address the issue.
A unique conservation project is using eland to help beat back invasive plants.
Jeans are a fashion staple but an environmental headache. To resolve this dilemma, the industry has become a melting pot of solutions.

A proposed biomass power plant, long the subject of controversy and opposition, had its air quality permit revoked by the state DEP.

Environmentalists and loggers in Oregon thought they had nothing in common, until they started talking.

A small-scale experiment shows that brine waste from desalination can be turned into fertilizer for hydroponic plants.

Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia.

Experts say China's ban forced Maine and the country to confront 'flaws' in its waste system, and advocates hope greater awareness and pending state and federal legislation will kick-start more recycling.
Lawmakers are reviewing the net energy billing policy, hoping to find the sweet spot that both encourages renewable energy and offers the greatest benefit to electricity customers.

Audubon administers portions of national conservation grants benefiting bees and butterflies.

Recycling batteries is time-consuming and involves dangerous chemicals. This new process could make it easier—and reduce the amount of mining required to fuel the clean energy economy.
In a rare arrangement, Indigenous, provincial and federal governments have come together with environmental organizations to buy out mineral tenures and create a brand new 3,500-hectare conservancy
From a Stockholm safe house, the teen-age activist discusses her disappointment in Biden and Merkel, her new documentary, “A Year to Change the World,” and “Rickrolling” her Twitter followers and pranking her parents for April Fool’s Day.
The California Natural Resources Agency said the University of California, Santa Cruz, will study how water can be imported into the Salton Sea.
A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.
Early this week, the Audubon Society announced that they will be entering into a partnership with the Perdue-owned Panorama Organic Grass-fed Meats.