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Indonesian governor’s arrest in road project points to more tainted contracts

Environmental activists have called on investigators to look into all infrastructure projects approved by a provincial governor arrested last week for allegedly taking bribes from a construction company.

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In Malaysian Borneo's rainforests, powerful state governments set their own rules

Under Malaysia's federal system, state governments hold authority over most regulations regarding land usage and environmental protection.

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BC Hydro granted $171 million in no-bid Site C dam contracts as project troubles were kept secret from public

Documents obtained by The Narwhal show BC Hydro's former chief engineer and SNC Lavalin are among the recipients of lucrative and previously undisclosed direct-award contracts, fuelling calls for a public inquiry into the behind-schedule and over-budget hydro project.

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Deregulation law ‘raises corruption risk’ in Indonesia’s forestry sector

Experts have warned that a controversial deregulation act will serve as a springboard for greater corruption in Indonesia's forestry sector.

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Facebook and Google Earth help probe eco-crimes in the Middle East

Researchers are using the same open-source data methods that helped track war crimes in Syria to document environmental offenses in places like Yemen and Iraq.
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Cocaine production driving deforestation into Colombian national park

Catatumbo Barí National Natural Park protects unique, remote rainforest in northeastern Colombia.

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Report: WWF knew about rights abuses by park rangers, but didn’t respond effectively

The report found that staff members knew for years that there were allegations of violence and misconduct by park rangers who were receiving support from WWF.

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W.Va: After state agency relaxed pollution rules, governor's company promises to stop breaking them

Gov. Jim Justice's Bluestone Coal Corp. will stop violating water pollution rules, according to a settlement.
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Spiked. BC Profs protest after publisher drops book on Canadian mining

UNBC researchers’ book alleging wrongdoing in Guatemala was accepted, reviewed, then cancelled.
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Elisabeth Malkin: How graft and incompetence aggravate the effects of climate change in Central America

"Corruption kills," a former United States ambassador in Guatemala once told me, and nowhere is that more evident than when natural disasters strike.

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Top Ohio utility regulator resigns in wake of bribery scandal

The head of the commission that regulates Ohio utilities resigned in the wake of a widening federal bribery and racketeering scandal tied to subsidies for two struggling nuclear plants.

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Organized crime in the fisheries sector threatens a sustainable ocean economy

The presence of organized crime in the fisheries sector hinders progress towards the development of a sustainable ocean economy

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As fire season ends, Brazil cited for failed Amazon and Pantanal policies

Brazilian armed forces accused of incompetence, funding misappropriations in 2020 Amazon deforestation prevention and fire suppression operations.

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Scott Pruitt was even more selfish and vengeful than we thought

A new lawsuit sheds light on whistleblower retaliation at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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