COVID-19 is likely zoonotic in origin, meaning it “jumped” from other animals to humans. While such diseases present a dire threat, few funders are paying attention. We explore the key players and where philanthropy can have an impact.
Climate change resilience is starting to receive more attention from funders—including from Barbados-born singer Rihanna, who is taking on this challenge with some interesting ideas.
It's becoming harder to take clean, potable water for granted in the U.S., especially with the Trump administration efforts to roll back the federal Clean Water Act, a core protection for American waterways. The Mott Foundation is among those now engaging in freshwater giving.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.