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For decades, potentially explosive waste has been burned in the open in the Salt Lake Valley, starting with dynamite and now unspent rocket propellant.

Tesla is a world leader in electric cars, while Nornickel is a global leader in environmental damage. This doesn't match, claims Aborigen Forum.

British Columbia has well over 2,000 species at risk of disappearing yet has no endangered species law.

The State Department, a conservative-connected shell company, and a key Kurdish crime family team up to siphon Syrian oil for U.S. investors.

Mass migration, human-trafficking, drought, famine and terrorism have combined to make the Sahel one of the most dangerous regions of the world right now.

Earth is overheating. This year is poised to be one of the hottest ever. Millions are already feeling the pain, but the agony of extreme heat is profoundly unequal across the globe.
Access to clean water and sanitation is also a crucial environmental justice issue, but it is neglected in current policy and funding.

Extreme wildfires fueled by climate change have been spewing more harmful smoke into California's air in recent years. But not everyone is affected equally. Kids like Ta'Kira Dannette Byrd, who live in unhealthy, high-poverty neighborhoods, suffer more.

Circle of Blue has compiled nine things you need to know about water debt in the United States.
Transit agencies are already facing a grim economic outlook amid pandemic. Data from the last recession shows how some cuts were never restored. 
The United States must provide aid, for moral and security reasons.
Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima 75 years ago, has used the power of her personal story to try to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
Spotify and Gimlet explore disaster prep, Europe’s Green New Deal, and asks the question, “How screwed are we?”
In many ways, clean energy produces jobs at least as good as those in the oil fields, where boom-and-bust cycles make stability hard.

Devastating wildfires that burned out of control in late 2019 and early 2020 in Brazil's Pantanal wetland are back.

Fishers in Sumatra have joined forces in opposition to a government plan to allow coastal mining that they say will destroy their fisheries.

The international standards are facing criticism for failing to include enforcement mechanisms or penalties for companies that fall short of requirements.

Nationwide protests over racial injustice in recent weeks are stirring a fight against a deep-rooted energy gap in U.S. households: People of color pay disproportionately high electricity bills.

While global access to electricity has been rising, there are still 940 million people off the grid; solar technology can help more people access cheap, portable, and clean power to alleviate poverty and increase quality of life.

Naomi Klein argues that it's time for some big bold thinking about how we can safely live, work, and learn with the virus — and maybe even enjoy ourselves.

A's President Dave Kaval said West Oakland residents deserve cleaner air, while Schnitzer Steel believes the legal action is a ploy to make room for a new stadium.
The legislation comes as the California senator is on Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president. Will her climate bona fides satisfy progressives?

While contagions like COVID-19 might kill more men, the impact of a pandemic on women's lives is vast and understudied.

From Yosemite to Biscayne Bay, these hidden figures helped save natural wonders and historic places.
Demand in China, India, and Europe drives illegal logging of this valuable, versatile hardwood.
Biologist Erika Cuéllar Soto and local residents are “paramedics” for the Gran Chaco ecosystem.
The Great American Outdoors Act is a historic victory, but presidential conservation legacies are not defined by individual bills.

A California company that produces Crystal Geyser bottled water was sentenced Wednesday to three years' probation and ordered to pay a $5 million fine.

From wildfires to shut-off threats, utility companies have a track record of endangering consumers.
The Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, has proposed new rules regarding socially responsible pension investing.

Japan's powerful business lobby Keidanren pushes national policies that favor coal and hinders attempts to combat climate change.

Catastrophic failures in recent years have killed hundreds of people and inundated nearby communities with mine waste.

Water samples taken by Greenpeace in Russia's Arctic at the site of a wastewater dump by mining giant Norilsk Nickel contained 50 times the permitted level of toxic substances.

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said that the Dakota Access Pipeline does not have to be shut and drained per a lower court order.

While not the initial drivers of deforestation in those areas, these plantations shouldn't be certified sustainable if that history is accounted for, the study authors say.