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Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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We shouldn’t give up on the idea of democratizing energy ownership as much as possible.
In the small coastal country, an exploding industry has led to big economic promises, and a steep environmental price.
After months of public backlash, Simon Thompson said he was ultimately accountable for the destruction of sacred sites at Juukan Gorge in Western Australia.
The illegal sale of protected land in the Brazilian Amazon has been going on for years, but a new BBC report got deeply inside the criminal network and found some land grabbers advertising on Facebook.
Dr. John O’Connor faced years of backlash after raising concerns in 2006 about unusually-high numbers of cancer cases in communities downstream of the oilsands. Now, he has been awarded the first-ever Peter Bryce Prize for whistleblowing from Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression.

As climate change engenders more fires, floods and other disasters that disproportionately affect communities of color, Cascadia is wrestling with how to protect these communities after a history of largely failing to do so.

Officials are giving residents of some long-suffering New Jersey communities tools to push back against polluters.

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Navajo Generating Station shut down in 2019 and is now being dismantled. The Colorado River water that cooled the plant is part of a broader legal impasse.
Urban experts warn that a popular post-pandemic design principle may not translate well from Europe to North America, and could exacerbate inequality. 
In Maine, inmates are growing vegetables and making meals from scratch to replace the deadly diets they have long been served.
In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.

Impunity still reigns when it comes to the murders of human rights defenders around the world, according to the Front Line Defenders organization, in its global analysis of 2020.

Poultry farmers have again had their demand for government compensation over the fipronil in eggs scandal rejected, this time by appeal court judges, who say it is up to farmers to ensure the quality of their product.

As the session passes its halfway point, more than two-thirds of bills related to the environment are now dead. Here's what they would have done.
The Santorini shipwreck of the cruise ship MS Sea Diamond has been a permanent feature of the Greek islands for the last 14 years.
NMED also sought a civil penalty of $333,000 and called for court-supervised negotiations to set proper targets and a schedule to address contamination.
While some large ag companies are working to bring on-site vaccination stations to their workers, complications abound in protecting these front-line workers from COVID-19.
The mountain of pollution is gone, replaced today with the sound of music.
Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
The U.S. and Canada say that with the completion of a 2-year report on stream monitoring, the work of the landmark commission is done. Tribes and fishing groups disagree.
From setting up shell companies to using tax havens, the owners of fishing vessels employ extreme measures to hide their identities.

Forests in parts of Indonesia regions that have remained largely untouched are now fast disappearing as deforestation driven by agribusiness and infrastructure development moves east, according to a new report.

National and international NGOs from around the world have asked more than two dozen banks not to finance a 1,445-kilometer (898-mile) pipeline to shuttle oil from fields in Uganda to a port on Tanzania's coast.

After the disaster in Huntersville, Colonial Pipeline now holds the record for largest gas spill in both North and South Carolina. Thanks to its polished P.R. team, you likely have no clue.

An LSU audit takes pains to say it draws no conclusions about whether the Denka plant, and the chloroprene it emits, are a cause of any of the cancers recorded in the tumor registry.

Seven attorneys who represent Flint residents in water crisis lawsuits against the state of Michigan, city of Flint and others are asking a U.S. District Court judge to suspend the use of portable bone scanning equipment as part of a $641-million proposed settlement that has received preliminary approval in federal and state courts.
For more than 30 years, a small city nestled in the mountains of British Columbia’s West Kootenay region has been working to clean up lead pollution that spewed from the local smelter for almost a century.
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office sued AltEn on Monday after the troubled ethanol plant failed to meet a deadline to remove pesticide-laden waste product from its property.
Months after being sold to buyers from outside the UK they were sold on as scrap.
Proposed Antimony Creek quartz exploration project would be on Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun territories, including culturally important areas
In 2012, as many as 36 companies wanted to drill in pristine Norwegian waters. Nine years later, the number has dropped to only seven.

"If you look at the changes we've been making, they are in response to the changing role of the industry as we head to a lower-carbon economy," Exxon CEO Darren Woods said in an interview.

It's been nearly a month since dozens of Chicagoans went on hunger strike to stop a scrapyard from being moved to a lower-income neighborhood.