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Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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Peter Dykstra fills in Host Steve Curwood on the link between household income and tree cover. Also, how wildfires in Australia led to a giant algal bloom thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean. In the history calendar, they look back to the Montréal Vaccine Riot of 1885, when antivaccine sentiment turned violent in the face of a smallpox epidemic.

In 1987 the U.S. and Canada entered into a Great Lakes agreement to start the process of cleaning up the most polluted sites, 43 of them, that dot the waterways in and between the two countries. The sites, officially known as Areas of Concern, contain legacy toxic sediment from the industrial era when dumping pollutants ...

For over 100 years, the National Park Service has told the story of the American outdoors. Black park rangers are working to ensure that many important, and difficult, stories aren’t lost.

Trans Mountain, a Canadian government-owned pipeline and energy company, says it is investigating allegations that one of its consultants has ties to the Proud Boys, a group on a federal list of terrorist organizations.

Primatologist and conservation icon Jane Goodall has formally joined a global effort to counter climate change and the extinction crisis by planting a trillion trees within a decade.

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings sues an agrochemical company for long-lasting damage to the state’s natural resources.
Our pollution of the planet with heavy metals, plastics, industrial chemicals, pesticides and more is pushing Earth systems to the limit, and us closer to crossing a dangerous planetary boundary we don’t understand.
With politicians failing to take climate action, activists from Asia to South America to Europe are taking governments and polluters to court in a last-ditch bid to reduce emissions — and global heating.
Bill Winder, a retiree, said it was worth it, noting the climate crisis has reached ‘code red.’

On the northern edge of the Mojave Desert, a new trauma has awakened old concerns: What happens if a town's water gets shut off?

Members of the Vermont Climate Council are seeking input from the public as they hurry to draft the state’s first-ever Climate Action Plan.

Using apocalyptic images, three presidents and seven foreign ministers warned Thursday that a warmer world is also a more violent one. At a ministerial meeting of the Security Council, the officials urged the U.N.'s most powerful body to do more to address the security implications of climate change.

In a legal brief filed on Sept. 9, the steel company is arguing that proposed regulations related to the settlement are not applicable to Clairton Coke Works' coke oven batteries.

Indigenous nations are at the frontlines of climate change, but they're also leaders in how to adapt to changing weather conditions and transition to renewable energy.

For people living in the bayou region, housing is one of the biggest concerns in the wake of Hurricane Ida, with 13,000 homes destroyed.
COP26 is being called our “last hope” for meeting the world’s Paris Agreement goal, and the role of youth is more important than ever.
The path forward requires a new understanding of our burning world.

Presaging “hundreds of millions" of climate change refugees, Turkey's president said at the U.N. General Assembly that the world needs to find a way to contend with its existing refugees who are fleeing conflict.

Farmers in Guatemala are facing rapidly deteriorating crop conditions, triggered by extended periods of drought followed by torrential rains, and more catastrophic weather events as the climate warms. Climatologists warn it will only get worse, and disproportionately impact impoverished countries.

Mariama Sonko heads Nous Sommes la Solution, an ecofeminist movement of more than 500 rural women's associations in Senegal, Ghana, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Mali. The movement promotes sustainable agroecology and fights large-scale industrial farming.

The Biden administration must not only curb emissions. It also has to move swiftly to issue its planned OSHA regulation limiting the heat exposure that kills more workers every year.

Azmal Hossan joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss climate change and the ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

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Hours after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro painted a rosy picture of his administration's environmental record during a United Nations speech, Greenpeace and other environmental groups released a set of photos showing continued deforestation and fires in Earth's largest rainforest.

The party’s climate measures suddenly face a tough battle in Congress.
A slow transition away from carbon will be costlier than a fast one, but each year that we keep spewing carbon is a year in which fossil-fuel companies’ current business models stay intact.
The senator is no mystery. Fossil fuels feature heavily in both his personal and professional finances.
They’re all for saving the world, as long as they don’t have to pay for it

From eliminating fossil fuel subsidies to support for nature-based climate solutions and protected areas, here are some key things we can expect from the new federal government.

As climate change amplifies the health risks of extreme heat and pollution from wildfires, researchers scramble to protect farmworkers.

Advocates often talk about social justice, political justice, environmental justice, climate justice and more as though they are separate issues. The fact is: inequalities overlap and amplify each other.

Durante la mitad del mes sagrado del Ramadán, cuando comencé a escribir este ensayo, mi Bangladesh natal estaba enfrentando la pandemia de COVID-19 con un cierre nacional.
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