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Toxic and radioactive: The damage from mining rare elements

Low wages, water shortage and acidified landscapes: Mining critical raw materials endangers human rights and the environment. Yet the industry is expanding.
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Burning pig poop fumes doesn’t solve anything

The Biden administration supports biofuels. But a Smithfield project in North Carolina shows that converting hog waste to energy won’t address the biggest issues with pork farming.
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Air Force: PFAS left by Wurtsmith crews fighting off-base fires not our problem

Fire crews at Wurtsmith Air Force Base provided mutual aid to their host community on at least two major fires — and left a PFAS contamination mess.
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NASA spent millions over decades trying to remove Michoud's toxic waste. It's still there.

A New Orleans plant built rockets to send Americans to space - and spilled chemicals into soil, water.

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Editorial: Florida reminded again that someone always pays for pollution

Putting a price on pollution and enforcing reasonable regulations could solve a host of problems.
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Hyperlocal air pollution analysis shows health inequities

Rates of asthma and mortality attributable to air pollution vary among Bay Area neighborhoods.

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Exclusive: EPA reverses Trump stance in push to tackle environmental racism

Michael Regan, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, launches crackdown on pollution that disproportionately affects people of color.

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Their houses were built on a landfill; finally New Orleans asks their interest in buyouts

Surveys sent to Gordon Plaza homeowners about redevelopment were due back March 31.

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Frustration over light penalties for coal mine that polluted Indonesian river

After a series of coal-slurry spills into the Malinau River in Indonesian Borneo, locals and environmental groups are calling for tougher sanctions, and for national banks to divest from the coal industry.

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Piney Point wastewater leak continues as feds arrive in Manatee

Late Monday, state officials said there is only one confirmed breach in a wall they continue to monitor.
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When will Israel's beaches recover from the tar spill?

It is not yet clear how much oil remains in water, sediment and seabed.

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Herbicide used in FL as a cure-all is more like a kill-all

Historians say two inventions sparked our surge in population to 22 million: air conditioning and insecticide.

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‘Daylight loot’: Kashmir farmers suffer as rivers illegally mined

Start of the apple season hampered by unabated mining of rivers, hitting thousands of farmers as government officials admit lapses.

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Chem-Fab superfund groundwater treatment cleanup begins in Doylestown

Contaminated groundwater under a former Doylestown Borough electroplating company will take at least 10 years to clean, federal officials said.

From our Newsroom

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.

Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

"The evidence linking paraquat to Parkinson's disease is probably the strongest of any pesticide commonly used."

Op-ed: Flood survivors find common ground in a divided nation

Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.

These environmental reporters told you so

Florida's Piney Point is the latest predicted disaster. Maybe we should start listening to these folks?

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.

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests threw underlying systemic inequity magnifying climate change impacts into sharp relief.

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