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Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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Activists hope that a landmark environmental settlement and new truck emissions rules can help California’s smog-shrouded Inland Empire clean up its act.  
Spraying coca crops with glyphosate doesn’t make sense when we have already verified its failure as a long-term policy.
The announcement by an arm of School Strike 4 Climate comes at a time of increased scrutiny on how ethnic minorities are treated within environmentalist groups.
Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.
Deb Haaland, the interior secretary, has advised President Biden to reinstate boundaries at Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah, and also in a marine area off New England. All were reduced by former President Donald J. Trump.

Indigenous leaders had to be escorted by police as they tried to reach the capital and take part in protests against invasions of their lands and violence against their people, advocates say.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed state regulators' key approvals of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project, in a dispute that drew over 1,000 protesters to northern Minnesota last week.

In timber management, herbicides are used to control vegetation that may compete with more valuable species like spruce and fir. Foresters say aerial application is the most efficient way to do the job and that the practice is used sparingly in Maine, on less than 4% of harvested acres each year.

Responding to Nashville's frequent high humidity and prolonged stretches of 90-plus degree weather, a local nonprofit has initiated a Metro-supported study into heat mitigation strategies.

An internal email obtained by the News4JAX I-TEAM from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission details how much coal ash has spilled from a leaking barge off the coast of Atlantic Beach.
Determined to protect their food, life and culture, Christmas Islanders are having their say about federal government's marine park plans.

Around the world, women are demanding power, and exercising it, in unprecedented ways.

PITTSBURGH—It's been three months since EHN published Fractured, a groundbreaking investigation into the personal costs of fracking for western Pennsylvania families.

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Even though Indigenous Rights are recognized under Indigenous law, the Canadian constitution, treaties and precedent-setting court cases, negotiations between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples often fail First Nations, forcing communities to spend millions just to get their day in court.

In Houston and Corpus Christi, the impacted communities are predominantly Black and Latino. Scientists say the dangers of benzene, a carcinogen, are not well understood.

On Thursday, Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin’s Eastern District issued a temporary restraining order suspending the debt relief program for producers of color.
The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.
Christopher James, who once owned a coal mine, was an improbable activist for change at the oil giant. But he was able to convince Wall Street’s biggest money managers to back his thesis.
They're everywhere, are harmful to our health and do not biodegrade. Has DW reporter Tim Schauenberg also unknowingly ingested 'forever chemicals'?
There’s money to be made from energy transition. There’s also money to be made from supporting Republicans who favor low taxes and deregulation.
The bill increases the maximum fine for the second offense of flying a drone above critical infrastructure from $2,000 to $4,000.
President Biden today unveiled his first sweeping regulatory plan, revealing plans to continue unraveling the Trump administration's environmental rollbacks on climate, air pollution, toxics and workplace safety.
The Environmental Protection Agency said this week it will reconsider strengthening standards for fine particulate matter, and that could impact Philadelphia, especially Center City.
Drilling and refining has often come at the expense of Black communities, engulfing our neighborhoods with massive amounts of toxic pollution
The alliance of Canadian oil producers makes no mention of winding down oil production, which modelling shows is necessary to achieve global climate goals
The Biden administration wants to reconnect historically Black and Latino neighborhoods cut off by highway construction. There’s promise and peril in that.
Master gardeners are helping fight food insecurity by supporting home gardening to build healthier communities.

Activists call on political, business, civic, academic leaders to support tougher emissions standards for Mon Valley's biggest polluter.

Black and brown people from urban areas face many barriers to outdoor recreation. Here's how one group overcame them on Lake Superior.

As climate change alters our world, Michigan's bounty of fresh water — if managed smartly — could be the foundation of a thriving state economy and superior quality of life.

The president and former vice president had a private phone call amid concerns the White House might strip climate measures from infrastructure deal.