Supermarket ‘bags for life’ must cost more to cut plastic use, urge campaigners

Green campaigners have urged higher prices for so-called bags for life after dramatic sales increases at some retailers since the ending of sales of single-use plastic carrier bags.

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Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day's worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they affect the ecosystem.


Germany’s surging Greens step up election race to succeed Merkel

Five months before national elections, a Green party that once styled itself as the rebel of German politics is finding itself in an unusually respectable position.


Richard Denniss: How can NSW allow new coalmines while committing to net zero emissions? It’s bizarre

New mines won't boost world demand for Australian coal — but they will cannibalise jobs from existing coalmines.


For these Torres Strait Islanders, climate change is already here - and they're urging the government to do more

For generations, Indigenous Australians have thrived in the Torres Strait, but some low-lying islands could become uninhabitable within decades if climate change is not curbed.

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

I hope like me you're counting the hours till this Thursday, April 22, the 52nd observance of Earth Day.

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Will Florida be lost forever to the climate crisis?

From sea level rise to habitat loss, the effects of the climate crisis are on the verge of making south Florida uninhabitable

Trump appointees blocked EPA from investigating ethylene oxide polluters and prevented staff from warning Americans about the cancer-causing gas, report says

A handful of career staffers at the Chicago office helped bring local impacts to light by deploying air monitoring equipment outside an agency warehouse that happened to be next door to Sterigenics, one of the nation’s largest sources of ethylene oxide.

U.S. trade representative uses her first speech to call for action on climate change

Her speech was another example of how the Biden administration is seeking to address climate change across the vast machinery of the federal government.

Shell calls on investors to vote for its new climate strategy

Royal Dutch Shell has urged investors to vote for its strategy to shift the business towards cleaner energy sources, despite warnings that the plan does not go far enough to meet the Paris climate agreement goals.


How Texas’s zombie oil wells are creating an environmental disaster zone

Thousands of abandoned oil wells dot the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, endangering humans and wildlife. With oil costs plummeting, they’re likely to proliferate. Who is going to cover the cleanup costs?

Women protest Niger Delta oil pollution

After decades of oil pollution, women especially have suffered the consequences of serious pollution, and the health problems associated with it. But they are now leading the movement to change that.


Queenslanders will be hardest hit if Australia fails to act on climate change, Labor warns

The opposition climate change minister, Chris Bowen, has warned almost one million Australians will lose their jobs if runaway climate change decimates the environment and the economy – with Queensland bearing the brunt of any failure to act.


How are toymakers trying to help the environment?

British toymaker, Matchbox, says it's trying to help the environment with the new cars it's launching. There'll be a series of toy cars based on real-life electric vehicles and the company will be using recycled materials to make some of them.

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‘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.

Fractured: About our data

How EHN tested the air, water, and urine of families in Pennsylvania fracking country for harmful chemicals.

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