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Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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This year, each of us will throw out, recycle, or shove into a desk drawer an average of 16.8 pounds of old phones, laptops, toasters, and other electronics and appliances, according to the UN — a whopping total of 63.3 million tons of electronic waste worldwide.

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While 'ethnic,' 'authentic,' and 'exotic' foods are seen as cultural assets, they’ve become magnets for development—pricing out long-time residents and immigrant communities.
This African region is far more valuable in its natural state than any oil and gas reserves buried beneath it.
President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
The company said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing was intended to resolve current and future claims that its products cause cancer.
Johnson & Johnson placed into bankruptcy its liabilities for tens of thousands of lawsuits linking talc-based products to cancer, betting the move will help drive a settlement of personal-injury claims that are expected to grow for decades to come.
The conservative Democrat is insisting that Biden’s Build Back Better Act include funding for carbon capture projects. But even the fossil fuel industry admits the tech is a nonfactor in fighting global warming.
Nearly 50 countries are dealing with serious hunger levels as 320 million people lost access to adequate food last year, a newly released index shows.

As the UN Convention on Biological Diversity creates new targets, the federal government must take action or risk another dismal report card.

The cabinet of Jonas Gahr Støre is making climate change and the High North top priorities. At the same time, it aims for reduced fuel prices and continued drilling in Arctic waters.
We often talk about the ‘existential threat’ of climate change to islands in the Pacific. But what does that actually mean?

The fact that Pacific nations – who are suffering the greatest impacts of the climate crisis – are also the ones who have contributed the least to global emissions, is not lost on the leaders of our humble islands.

Many Marsh Arabs, the wetlands' indigenous population, were displaced after Saddam Hussein drained the land. Now a cycle of water crises threatens their way of life.

Iqaluit residents expressed frustration as they lined at the Iqaluit Centennial Library up to fill jugs with clean water supplied from the Sylvia Grinnell River.

In 2018, a California school groundskeeper took Monsanto Company to court, alleging that Roundup, one of America's most popular weed killers, caused his Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

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Dr. Shanna H. Swan, one of the world's leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists, teamed up with animation specialists, After Skool, to outline the impact of environmental exposures on men's and women's reproductive health.

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In Pembroke, the well-intended efforts of mostly white nature conservationists overlook one thing: The township’s Black farming community has never fully supported them. Now, a generations-old way of life is threatened by the push for conservation.
Chicago water executive Debra Shore won the job after being one of two frontrunners since last December.
Even Texas and Wyoming do a better job protecting communities from oil and gas drilling.
The seesaw of protection should end, and only Congress can end it.
Some Iqaluit residents hauled water from a nearby river after authorities warned against drinking tap water.
Long Island residents and their allies seek environmental justice after decades of pollution.

Some of the world's smallest countries could "disappear" without action at an upcoming UN summit to contain climate change, the secretary general of the Commonwealth warned.

The space center in Houston surrounded by a moat; the famous beach in Santa Monica, Calif., completely submerged; a professional sports stadium in Washington, D.C., turned into a bathtub — these are just some of the of the startling images of the future in America's largest cities without action to limit climate change.

After Hurricane Ida, many residents are weighing the emotional, cultural, and financial costs of leaving the place they call home.
Four municipalities have voted to oppose the Delta project, as critics cite risks of ‘firestorm’ and climate change.
The Austrian group AllRise says "crimes against nature are crimes against humanity" and estimates that heat caused by deforestation will result in 180,000 excess deaths this century.
The latest incident comes as the fossil-fuel industry heads into a terminal decline.
Studying the relationship between natural disasters and community wellbeing and recovery has been my passion since my time coordinating medical relief efforts throughout Asia as a Navy servicemember in Japan.
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The legislation aimed at regulating North Carolina's huge and largely unregulated poultry industry seemed modest in scope, requiring commercial chicken farms to submit waste management plans to environmental regulators so the public would know where millions of tons of chicken “litter" ends up.

“We need people more than we need ethylene oxide,” responded one outraged resident. “Stop making it, stop putting it out there.”
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy called Hurricane Ida "a very stark, tragic reminder that we’ve got to act.”
The motion to intervene filed on Tuesday includes declarations from six farmers alleging discrimination from the Agriculture Department and Farm Service Agency loan programs.