Indonesia’s new intelligence hub wields data in the war on illegal fishing

The Indonesian Maritime Information Center aims to tackle illegal fishing and other maritime violations in the country's waters by drawing on data and analysis from various ministries and agencies.

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Matt Mehalik, Joseph Otis Minott, Rachel Filippini, Jacquelyn Bonomo: Make clean air a priority in Pittsburgh

Each Pennsylvanian has a constitutional right to breathe clean air, even if that right isn't always protected by our local and state leaders.


Why environmental justice needs to be on the docket in the presidential debates: Derrick Z. Jackson

When Fox News announced the lineup of topics for the upcoming presidential debate, climate change and environmental justice were nowhere to be seen.
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Overstretched wildland firefighters risk lung, heart maladies

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2000 to 2019, 400 wildland firefighters died on the job, but this may hide slower, quieter illnesses and death.


Building back greener: How COVID-19 recovery could shape a brighter climate future

As the world imagines emerging from the pandemic, can we create a different world instead of simply going back to old normal?

Private citizen prepares to sue Caneel Bay Resort over contamination

There's been a lot of hand-wringing since the news broke over dangerous contaminants. Now, one person has decided to do something about it.


Democrats question EPA postponement of environmental inequality training

Three House Democrats are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to postpone a training that was part of a series on environmental inequity faced by communities of color and low-income communities last month.

Florida’s ‘Gray Greens’ are mobilizing to save the environment

Elders have long played a key role in the conservation movement. Tampa Bay seniors are using their resources and time to combat climate change together.

As COVID-19 closes schools, the world's children go to work

Former students are taking illegal and often dangerous jobs in India and other developing countries, potentially rolling back years of progress in social mobility and public health.

Why the squad voted against Pelosi’s energy bill

The party leadership’s attempt at a bipartisan boost for renewables won only seven Republican votes and alienated progressives, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Is New England’s biggest renewable energy project really a win for the climate?

A plan to import hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts begs the question of whether big hydro along with its reservoirs and dams, is green enough to be worth the cost.

Biden nets progressive climate endorsement

The endorsement from 350 Action is the latest sign the former veep's move to boost his climate plan's ambition is winning over skeptical progressives.

Native American Monacan capital among 11 most endangered historic sites

In Virginia, members of the Monacan tribe are embroiled in a battle over plans to build a water pumping station on a site they believe is their ancestral capital.
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