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Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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A Trump administration weakening of climate rules has kept incandescent bulbs on store shelves, and research shows they’re concentrated in shops serving poorer areas.
Norco, an indie adventure game about an oil town menaced by global warming, is a striking contribution to American landscape art.
Rutgers scientists say exposure to the chemicals, found in plastics, nail polish and fast food, may disrupt the hormone that signals when to give birth.

When the oil company Enbridge sought to build its Line 3 pipeline through northern Minnesota, it faced opposition from Indigenous-led water protectors. The company moved to coordinate with local police as they cracked down on the resistance.

Mexico's top science agency has cut its recommendation for maximum glyphosate imports by half this year, urging agriculture businesses to take steps to reach a government target of phasing out the herbicide completely by 2024.
One heat reading on Thursday equaled the highest temperature on record in the Southern Hemisphere.
Three years after the collapse of a mining dam forced them from their homes in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, a small community of Pataxó and Pataxó Hãhãhãe Indigenous peoples face yet another disaster-driven displacement. At the start of the year, their village of Naô Xohã, which means “warrior spirit” in their language, was destroyed when […]
Indigenous farming and ranching practices are once again being embraced in an American West stressed by drought, diminishing resources, and climate change.

Whether or not the Maldives can survive climate change, the country will never be the same.

In the capital of Sierra Leone, crowding and poverty complicate efforts to protect a city of 1.2 million from the effects of climate change. 
Ash from a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific nation presents risks to drinking water and air quality, experts say. Quantifying them in real time is a challenge.

By increasing temperatures and driving up sea levels, climate change will likely worsen disasters wrought by tsunamis, storm surges, and heat waves, experts say.

Women, children and the elderly are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change in rural Zimbabwe, taking up a large share of the agricultural labor force and management of household nutrition.

PITTSBURGH – A Western Pennsylvania couple allege that an energy company illegally encroached on their property to construct a natural gas pipeline, committing negligence, trespass and other offenses.

The Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight. The new time on the clock — a metaphorical representation of how close humanity is to destruction — was revealed Thursday morning by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

In Nigeria’s oil producing regions, authorities are blaming illegal oil refiners for air pollution that can cause respiratory problems.

The once-verdant mountain pastures where alpacas graze are drying out from climate change; scientists, herders, and activists are rallying to find solutions.

Glyphosate and 2,4-D, among others, cause the trees to defoliate, and end up weakened or dead in a process that takes months. Next criminals remove the remaining trees more easily and drop grass seeds by aircraft, consolidating deforestation.

After a year of protest and hundreds of deaths, Indian farmers won the longest nonviolent protest in India. But the history of resistance to agribusiness both there and in the U.S. suggests there is still a great deal of work ahead.
Rep. Melanie Ann Stansbury (D-N.M.) is a freshman lawmaker to watch on climate.
The first nationwide study on rising temperatures and younger Americans found that hotter days were associated with more visits to emergency rooms.
Dennis and Vicki Hopper spend Vermont's more temperate months at their lakefront home in Panton, which they purchased for $3.2 million in 2014. Their primary...
Maryland’s environmental chief vowed to make immediate reforms at his agency as he faced sharp questions Jan. 18 from state lawmakers frustrated with its performance over the past year.
The agency under-counted abandoned wells by more than half, which means the effort covers only a fraction of the cost.
With the Middle East feeling the heat of the climate crisis, co-operation between countries is essential. Is the renewable energy and water initiative signed by Israel and Jordan the first step?

A new study has found that the release of novel entities — artificial chemicals and other human-made pollutants — has accelerated to a point that we have crossed a “planetary boundary,” threatening the entire Earth operating system, along with humanity.

The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents to smell fuel in their water, with breaches detected last week and Wednesday.

Canada plans to store spent nuclear fuel deep, deep underground near the Great Lakes. That is, if an industry group can find an Ontario community willing to play host.

The iconic graphic of a timepiece originated as a nuclear warning. It updates its time on Thursday amid threats like climate change and pandemics.
Climate change is already killing people, but countries don’t have an easy way to count those deaths. A new project might change that.
"Green colonialism" could ruin indigenous peoples’ traditional lifestyle, warns Gunn-Britt Retter with the Saami Council as Arctic Minerals this week announced big-value findings of cobalt and tellurium at Bidjovagge, northern Norway.

In Ghana, second-hand clothes once worn by Westerners are polluting ecosystems and causing significant public health problems.

America’s largest oil firm claims its history of publicly denying the climate crisis is protected by the first amendment.

A reckoning in medicine has upended the use of race in calculating kidney function, spurring institutional change.