Flint residents unimpressed by Snyder charges linked to lead poisoning

Snyder pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of willful neglect of duty, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one-year in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.

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How a flurry of suspicious calls set investigators on Rick Snyder’s trail

The former Michigan governor, his chief of staff, and health director were in close contact in October 2014, when Legionnaires’ disease in Flint was setting off alarm bells among officials.

Public housing and Superfund: A toxic legacy

More than 9,000 public housing properties are within a mile of a federal Superfund site.

Nurses call on Biden administration to tackle environmental racism during COVID-19 pandemic

While the nation has been fixated on responding to one pandemic, a previously silent epidemic is getting louder: racism.


Frank Gehry’s bold plan to upgrade the L.A. River seeks to atone for past injustices

Famed architect Frank Gehry has unveiled a bold plan to transform the river into more than just a concrete flood channel and establish it as an unprecedented system of open space. But there are critics.


Memphis treasure: Rita Harris

A Memphis pioneer of the environmental justice movement.

Cities want to tear down these urban highways—and Biden can help

Removing urban highways could transform cities and help heal a legacy of racist planning. But it won’t be possible without help from the federal government.

Megan McDonough: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman should stand with East Pittsburgh against fracking

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has leaned heavily on his working-class Mon Valley roots to raise his national profile, becoming a cable news star during the aftermath of the presidential election. But while he is soaking up the national spotlight, environmental injustice threatens the former Braddock mayor's hometown, leaving many residents asking: Will he show up and stand with the community?


Louisiana: Judge tosses lawsuit over permit for $9.4 billion Formosa plastic complex

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the wetlands permit for the $9.4 billion Formosa Plastics complex proposed in St. James Parish.

Raul Ruiz calls for EPA meetings on Thermal mobile home pollution

As problems persist at the Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal, Rep. Raul Ruiz has called for the EPA to engage the community.

The NYT Climate Desk looks ahead to 2021

After a year when climate-related disasters seemed to become the norm, the team will be monitoring a 2021 that is pivotal for the world.

Cancer Alley, climate advocates hold out hope for Rep. Richmond but 'can't be patient forever'

With climate change high on President-elect Joe Biden's agenda, one might think local environmentalists would have high hopes for U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond’s ascent to the role of key White

Flint has clean water now. Why won't people drink it?

The highest-profile public-works tragedy of the past decade has triggered a bigger breakdown in trust—and carries a lesson for post-COVID America.


'They're liars': Activists say Brooklyn residents were not informed of fracked gas pipeline

Environmentalist groups say the pipeline, intended to funnel gas from Pennsylvania to north Brooklyn, is an example of environmental racism.


Irradiated, cheated and now infected: America's Marshall Islanders confront a COVID-19 disaster

The United States used their homeland for nuclear test-bombing, then denied them Medicaid. Now, their way of life in the U.S. heartland has left them prime prey for the pandemic.
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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.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

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The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

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