My community’s boil water advisory is almost as old as me

This human rights violation against First Nations has affected an entire generation. And I’ll never take water for granted again.
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BC Hydro, province ordered to release Site C dam docs to First Nation

Reports and internal records, which will be released as part of a landmark Treaty Rights case brought by the nation, will shed light on the escalating costs of the project, now billed at $16 billion
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro vowed to work with Indigenous people. Now he’s investigating them

At least two top Indigenous leaders in Brazil, Sônia Guajajara and Almir Suruí, were recently summoned for questioning by the federal police over allegations of slander against the government of President Jair Bolsonaro.
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Corpus Christi residents fight industrial expansion of plastics boom

A coalition of residents is trying to halt the region's rapid industrial sprawl. The fight is now centered on the water supply for a massive new Exxon SABIC plastics plant in the drought-prone Texas city.

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In Colombia, Indigenous lands are ground zero for a wind energy boom

The northernmost tip of South America, home to the Indigenous Wayúu people, is the epicenter of Colombia's nascent wind energy industry. But Wayúu leaders are concerned that the government and wind companies are not dealing fairly with them.

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Harmful algal blooms in Clear Lake, California

A monitoring program tracks toxic cyanobacteria and influences change.

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Severe water cuts are coming for Arizona. The rest of the Southwest is next.

The restrictions are essential to keep the states from running dry, but vulnerable communities have already suffered from water scarcity for years.
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Timothy Egan: Some statues tell lies. This one tells the truth

Billy Frank Jr. changed the country for the better and won rights for Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.
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Indigenous harvest rights still under attack in the upper Great Lakes

In May 2020, Greg Johnson went to Little Saint Germain Lake in northern Wisconsin to spear walleye.

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Deb Haaland says public lands should reflect America

The new Secretary of the Interior shares her plans to listen to historically underrepresented communities and address deferred maintenance projects—plus, what makes a national park her favorite.

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Native American lawmakers seek federal help on Montana bison

Native American lawmakers in Montana on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to help craft a plan to reintroduce wild bison to the landscape in and around Glacier National Park and the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.

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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, state museum awarded for stewardship of Grasse River mussels

An inaugural state stewardship award has recognized a north country partnership protecting the Grasse River as remediation from the shoreline's industrial history continues.

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For past 12,000 years, traditional land uses have actually encouraged biodiversity, report says

Researchers say we must recognize and embrace more traditional land management practices already developed by Indigenous peoples.

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How Interior Secretary Deb Haaland could shape western lands

What might Deb Haaland's identity as an Indigenous person mean for how she'll manage the nation's public lands and waters?

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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

LISTEN: The allure of regenerative agriculture

"Every being is the full expression of themselves."

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

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.

Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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