Indigenous groups blast Amazon state’s plan to legalize wildcat mining

The Roraima state bill legalizing garimpo prospecting, if signed into law by the governor, could put the Yanomami reserve and other Indigenous territories at greater risk of invasion and COVID-19 infection.
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'It's a dead forest': northern bush pilot, First Nations decry herbicide spraying

A bush pilot, hunting outfitter, and environmental lawyer in Foleyet has spent almost 20 years asking the provincial government to stop spraying chemical herbicides over Ontario forests.

Kill coal to save lives

It’s time to finish what the Obama administration started. It’s time to finish off coal.

One in six now reporting health symptoms from BP ship fuel exposure in Mauritius

One in six people directly exposed to the oil spill in Mauritius last summer are now reporting serious medical conditions just six months on. The fuel was manufactured by BP and was an experimental 'low-sulfur' ship fuel never before spilled in the ocean.

Trump EPA hands citrus growers a parting gift—aldicarb and streptomycin

Agency allows use of pesticide and antibiotic to fight citrus greening and canker diseases.


Palm oil plantations, coal mines linked to deadly Indonesia flood

Environmentalists have attributed recent heavy floods in southern Indonesian Borneo to widespread deforestation for oil palm plantations and coal mines.

Environmental assassinations bad for business, new research shows

Financial markets respond swiftly and definitively when multinationals are publicly named in connection with the assassination of an environmental defender.

2 contractors of oil company indicted for leaks from platforms off Louisiana coast

Two supervisors with a Houston-based oil company are facing multiple federal charges after prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser's office say they knowingly allowed oil to leak from their platforms

Senator seeks to address complaints about Nebraska ethanol plant

A bill that would prohibit the use of "treated seed corn" in the production of ethanol targets a plant near Mead that uses corn coated in fungicides and pesticides.

Madison Co. Health Board votes against regulating Tyson chicken barns

An opposition group known as "No Tyson Madison Co." pushed the health board to discuss regulations following an expansion of Tyson chicken barns.

Alberta’s cancelled coal leases called a ‘trick’

An ex-deputy minister terms yesterday’s step back ‘misleading.’ And it won’t deter a court challenge by ranchers and First Nations.

Poland′s growing problem with illegal European waste

Thousands of tons of waste are dumped in Poland every year, much of it from Germany. But Poland also has problems with its own waste disposal and its environment is suffering as a result.

Why are breathing disorders more common in some Dallas neighborhoods? The city hopes to find out

Nine air monitors have been installed in Dallas neighborhoods to compare parts of the city with high rates of childhood asthma to other areas with fewer breathing problems and less poverty.

Why the environmental justice movement should think locally

Saving the planet starts with saving the communities the fossil fuel industry tends to trample.
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Research participants "mean more than just the data points we collect. They are people with real stories."

A big green turnaround

As the US government flips, a few random looks back, and a peek ahead.

Op-ed: Could paint be harming your health?

An endocrine-disrupting chemical lurks in paint – but safer options are available.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

Researchers say "proforestation" policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

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