Goldmining having big impact on indigenous Amazon communities

A new report has exposed the scale and impact of mining on indigenous reserves in Amazon countries as gold prices soared during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How ice shelf loss will change the Antarctic ecosystem

Under a "business as usual" climate scenario, in which carbon emissions continue unabated, it is estimated that the melting of Antarctic ice will cause global sea level to rise up to three times as much as it did in the last century.


Rising ocean temperatures due to climate change may shrink the breathable ranges of marine animals

The breathable range for marine animals might be restricted with the rise of ocean temperatures due to climate change, according to new research.

How trucking baby eels past dams on the Susquehanna River revived an ecosystem

Scientists trap and relocate young eels, helping the species and reviving an ecosystem. Some say assisted migration could help other species survive the warming planet.


Planning overhaul in England will damage nature, environmentalists warn

Radical changes to planning rules in England will damage nature, increase air pollution and leave local people with no say on protecting urban wildlife corridors, environmental charities say.


Research ranks Maldives highest among countries polluted by microplastic

The amount of microplastic pollution in waters around the Maldives is amongst the highest in the world, according to new research from Australia's Flinders University.


Britain's plankton population has changed dramatically over the last 60 years

Over the last six decades, the makeup of the plankton population found in Britain's coastal and offshore waters has dramatically shifted.

Delta smelt: The tiny fish caught in California's war with Trump

Harbingers of a diminishing ecosystem, the smelt are almost extinct. Now, forces within the Trump administration could usher them into oblivion.


Restoring ecosystems: Nature-based solutions are key, but complicated, ways to fight climate change

Countries have pooled billions of dollars to preserve rainforests and wetlands in developing nations. But they pose thorny political challenges.

Michael Parr: We’re losing birds at an alarming rate. We can do something about it

In the past 50 years, North America has lost 3 billion birds. Luckily, we know how to reverse the decline.


Investment in regenerative agriculture connects the dots between soil and plate

In the wake of the U.N.'s latest report on climate change —which urged rapid shifts in the way we manage land and source food amid increasing climate-related flooding and drought events—a regenerative agriculture ecosystem built around healthy soils is emerging.


Microplastics stunt the growth of worms and make them lose weight, scientists discover

"It's highly likely that any pollution that impacts the health of soil fauna, such as earthworms, may have cascading effects on other aspects of the soil ecosystem, such as plant growth," researcher Connor Russell said.

Seldom seen: A poignant look back at Glen Canyon before the dam

Ken Sleight remembers the stunning beauty of Glen Canyon before it was flooded by a massive dam in the 1960s. Taylor Graham’s film “Seldom Seen Sleight” – winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest – shows the magnificent landscape lost and offers hope it might someday be restored.

The polluting end of tourism: Environmentalist pushes for cruise ship ban in Vancouver harbour

An environmentalist is calling for a ban on cruise ships coming into Vancouver's harbour, saying the impact the vessels have on our ecosystem is criminal.
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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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