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Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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Residents and activists say the project will increase air pollution and lock in reliance on fossil fuels. They claim institutional racism is involved in the decision.

Vigilance OGM says they mimic those used to indicate pesticides have just been sprayed and "to remind us of the level of our exposure to pesticides."

Burlington was recently found to have an exceptionally high level of trapped heat compared to other cities. That could be partly due to building design intended for colder climates.

Waasekom is on a mission to raise awareness about climate change.

Ontario Treaty 3 First Nation says agreement with Ottawa just 'first step' in getting 'mercury justice.'

The U.S. Forest Service lets some blazes burn. California officials say that practices should be updated as blazes explode, partly because of climate change.

"i could not have predicted this," says Vernice Miller-Travis, who gathered data for a seminal 1987 study, "toxic wastes and race in the United States."

'The World We Need: Stories and Lessons from America’s Unsung Environmental Movement' is a gripping new anthology published by The New Press and edited by Brooklyn-based journalist Audrea Lim. It expertly shows how and why environmental science and social justice activism must work together.

They say burning natural gas harms communities of color, exceeds New York's carbon limits and helps make the case for a federal clean energy standard.

Early exposure to lead pollution may lead to less mature personality traits as an adult.
A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.
President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
Decades ago, the federal highway boom tore apart historically Black neighborhoods across the U.S. The legacy of this racist federal transportation policy continues to define urban spaces, even as some cities look to reconnect these communities.

Days of heavy rainfall have pounded Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended families or in communal shelters.

The agency must do the right thing and reopen the public comment period for a proposed pipeline in Clinton County.
What happens in India may seem a far-off concern, but it has spurred protests in Chicago and is shaping the climate here.

Bayer officials announced on Thursday the company is removing glyphosate from the U.S. residential lawn and garden marketplace, effective as early as January 2023.

Precisely what role do companies like Tyson, Nestlé, and Coca-Cola play in shaping policies that regulate junk food advertisements to children, maintain a low tipped minimum wage, and limit carbon emissions? No one knows for sure, including their shareholders.

A new study finds high-income households produce a majority of ambient or outdoor air pollution, but health risks are still shouldered more by lower-income households.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is not planning to study the long-term health of military firefighters exposed to toxic PFAS chemicals despite taking steps to obtain the necessary blood testing data, according to an internal inspector general audit.

The microphone is turned today as host Brian Bienkowski joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss environmental justice reporting, how this podcast came together, and plans to grow the program.

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Repeated, disastrous storms offer a foreboding glimpse of Detroit's new reality in a warming world: flooding intensified by high water levels on Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes, coupled with an ongoing debate over how to manage the problem.

The warehouse, called Exchange 55, is a symbol of environmental racism in a city where people of color bear the brunt of industry, protesters said.

The Grassy Narrows First Nation took a step forward in its decades-long fight for justice, as the federal government agreed to provide $90 million for a care home that will treat those poisoned by mercury.

The scope and complexity of President Biden's environmental justice plan is unprecedented. That's a reminder of what could still go wrong - but also a sign of how differently he is approaching the issue.

The ruling is the latest episode in a long legal battle over the alleged dumping of oil in the Amazon region of Ecuador from the 1960s to the 1990s by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001.
The power plant wastewater rule is one of dozens of Trump administration rollbacks the Biden team is seeking to reverse in its effort to tackle climate change and reduce pollution that often overburden the poorest communities in the United States.
In the next few weeks, congressional leaders have a critical opportunity to join forces with President Joe Biden to turn the tide against climate change, economic inequality, and environmental injustice.
Ontario officials say the number of northern wildfires this year is double the 10-year average and the amount of land burned is more than three times the average.
A study by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is examining health data from 80,000 people who have worked in Canada’s uranium mines, mills and processing and fabrication facilities.
Phones belonging to top state health department officials were found with no text messages from January 2014 to October 2015.
Pittsburgh's water bills are unaffordable for around 25,000 Pittsburgh homes. But most don't sign up for financial help. PWSA is trying to change that.
Climate inaction was never really about denial. Rich countries just thought poorer countries would bear the brunt of the crisis.