Judge prolongs Steven Donziger's house arrest to September

The environmental lawyer who sued Chevron will have spent 13 months in home detention awaiting trial on charges that carry a maximum sentence of six months.
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EPA settlements are supposed to hold polluters accountable. Will coronavirus get them off the hook?

Hundreds of cities and polluting industries agreed to clean up their act after being sued by the government. Now, many are asking for leniency.

The hell of sheltering in place without running water

Surviving a pandemic gets all the more complicated when you can't wash your hands or cook or flush your toilets.

As Earth Day turns 50, Pitt helps mine milestones of environmental action

The magazine Environmental Action is a time capsule of articles and essays on the great and small environmental policy topics of the day.

Sierra Club loses legal fight against exemptions for B.C. frack dams

An environmental group has lost its legal challenge of regulatory exemptions given to a pair of dams in northern British Columbia.


50 years of environmental victories, in photos

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we look at conservation milestones since the first official day celebrating our planet in 1970.

As Bolsonaro keeps Amazon vows, Brazil's Indigenous fear 'ethnocide'

President Jair Bolsonaro is moving aggressively to open up the Amazon rainforest to commercial development, posing an existential threat to the tribes living there.

The 'profoundly radical' message of the organizer of Earth Day

Fifty years on, Denis Hayes is still trying to keep the spirit that made Earth Day a world-changing event alive — and to refocus its energy on climate change.

Reading from the Book of Genesis of environmental law

I've been writing about the environment for years, but here are three presidents I don't think I've ever mentioned: James Monroe, Chester Alan Arthur, and William McKinley.

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How the laws that Earth Day inspired have benefited us all

The rules the Trump administration loves to criticize have made life better and healthier for millions of Americans.

Gold mining threatens indigenous forests in the Brazilian Amazon

Illegal gold mining led to deforestation of thousands of hectares of forests inside indigenous reserves in the Brazilian Amazon, according to new satellite image analysis by the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project.

Trump’s environmental rollbacks find opposition within: Staff scientists

Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that environmental lawyers are using to challenge the rollbacks.

Border Patrol invited the press to watch it blow up a national monument

The Border Patrol detonated explosives on sacred Native American lands while tribal leaders were testifying against the desecration in Washington, D.C.

She traveled 800 miles to weigh in on a White House plan to roll back a bedrock environmental law. She got 3 minutes.

Activists and politicians accused the Trump administration of trying to curtail public input as it moves to change the National Environmental Policy Act.

Trump’s move against landmark environmental law caps a relentless agenda

The White House, hoping to speed infrastructure projects like pipelines, will formally introduce changes to a half century-old landmark environmental law.
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