‘We need to be in the room’: Biden confronts tensions among his environmental backers

Big environmental groups have an ambitious agenda, but success requires satisfying their Black, Latino and Indigenous critics.
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PFAS contamination class action filed by Jervis Bay community for cultural loss

An Aboriginal community has launched a class action against the Federal Government claiming chemical contamination on their land from Department of Defence operations has "destroyed" their livelihoods.


What is Aboriginal cultural burning and how does it work?

Catastrophic bushfires have led to a heightened interest in Indigenous burning practices. How do Aboriginal experts use fire to care for their land?

'Miners out, Covid out': Threats to indigenous reserve in Brazil grow

Illegal goldminers supported by Bolsonaro bring environmental destruction and coronavirus to Yanomami communities.


On the front lines of climate change, communities are using tech to keep tradition alive

With old knowledge faltering as the environment becomes unpredictable, people living in the far North are increasingly having to seek new methods to keep alive their cultural practices and methods of subsistence living, such as whaling, reindeer herding and ice fishing.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe gets money for electric vehicles, thanks to Volkswagen

Indigenous communities across the country have dealt with pollution which affects their resources and their health. But the federal government has been slow to help Native tribes deal with the pollution.


Native American art hurt by construction, climate change

Along the Southwest's drying river banks, the building blocks of traditional creations are withering.

Arctic Indigenous network builds resilience to Covid, climate disruption

Indigenous stewards in the Canadian Arctic have adapted their roles in response to the coronavirus pandemic, amplifying long-held traditions.


Grassy Narrows First Nations chief hails more funding for mercury treatment centre

New money for a treatment centre for those living with the effects of chronic mercury poisoning comes as a ray of hope for a northern Ontario First Nation that has spent the past six decades in the shadow of a decades-old water contamination scandal.


Revealed: Trump officials rush to mine desert haven native tribes consider holy

The Trump Administration seeks to transfer ownership of Arizona area to a mining company with ties to the destruction of an Aboriginal site.


Op-ed: The devastation of my Amazon homeland has accelerated during the pandemic

The region has long been at the centre of territorial conflicts, but pressure has grown in recent years as agricultural, mining and timber operations invade Indigenous lands

Kenya’s Ogiek people facing eviction from forest homes

Amid debates over deforestation, and its causes and solutions, it's easy to forget one crucial component of forest stewardship: the Indigenous people who often live there.


What has Trump has done to Alaska? Not as much as he wanted to

Six major projects to extract resources are in the initial stages, over the protest of Indigenous peoples. But so far, the damage has been mostly symbolic.

Australia asks UN to dismiss Torres Strait Islanders' claim climate change affects their human rights

The Morrison government has asked the human rights committee of the United Nations to dismiss a landmark claim by a group of Torres Strait Islanders from low-lying islands off the northern coast of Australia that climate change is having an impact on their human rights, according to lawyers for the complainants.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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