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EPA takes up environmental justice complaint against Philly's permit for natural gas power plant

Residents and activists say the project will increase air pollution and lock in reliance on fossil fuels. They claim institutional racism is involved in the decision.
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The Biden administration’s embrace of environmental justice has made wary activists willing to believe

"i could not have predicted this," says Vernice Miller-Travis, who gathered data for a seminal 1987 study, "toxic wastes and race in the United States."

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Climate activists target a retrofitted ‘peaker plant’ in Queens, decrying new fossil fuel infrastructure

They say burning natural gas harms communities of color, exceeds New York's carbon limits and helps make the case for a federal clean energy standard.

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Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?

A grassroots project to build biomass-heated greenhouses aims to alleviate food insecurity in the communities most affected by it.
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Mapping the past and future of urban highways

Decades ago, the federal highway boom tore apart historically Black neighborhoods across the U.S. The legacy of this racist federal transportation policy continues to define urban spaces, even as some cities look to reconnect these communities.
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Floods make thousands homeless in Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Days of heavy rainfall have pounded Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended families or in communal shelters.

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How Modi’s Hindu nationalism impairs global fight against climate change

What happens in India may seem a far-off concern, but it has spurred protests in Chicago and is shaping the climate here.
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LISTEN: Brian Bienkowski on amplifying diverse voices through podcasting

The microphone is turned today as host Brian Bienkowski joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss environmental justice reporting, how this podcast came together, and plans to grow the program.

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Grassy Narrows First Nation hails $90M for care home as a step toward ‘full mercury justice’

The Grassy Narrows First Nation took a step forward in its decades-long fight for justice, as the federal government agreed to provide $90 million for a care home that will treat those poisoned by mercury.

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Front-line communities bet on Biden. Can his EJ plan deliver?

The scope and complexity of President Biden's environmental justice plan is unprecedented. That's a reminder of what could still go wrong - but also a sign of how differently he is approaching the issue.

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A lawyer known for fighting Chevron was found guilty of contempt of court by a federal judge

The ruling is the latest episode in a long legal battle over the alleged dumping of oil in the Amazon region of Ecuador from the 1960s to the 1990s by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001.
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John Podesta, Michele L. Roberts: A path to climate, economic and environmental justice is finally on the horizon

In the next few weeks, congressional leaders have a critical opportunity to join forces with President Joe Biden to turn the tide against climate change, economic inequality, and environmental injustice.
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Ontario seeing more and larger wildfires this year, officials say

Ontario officials say the number of northern wildfires this year is double the 10-year average and the amount of land burned is more than three times the average.
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Are Canadian uranium workers still more likely to die from lung cancer?

A study by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is examining health data from 80,000 people who have worked in Canada’s uranium mines, mills and processing and fabrication facilities.
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Stuck in the smoke as billionaires blast off

Climate inaction was never really about denial. Rich countries just thought poorer countries would bear the brunt of the crisis.
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Bayer to replace glyphosate from US lawn products by 2023

'Roundup' manufacturer also sets aside $4.5B for glyphosate-related lawsuits.

Record levels of harmful particles found in Great Lakes fish

"I've been studying microplastics for a long time and this is the study that blew me away."

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.

Breast cancer: Hundreds of chemicals identified as potential risk factors

Researchers find nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer-contributing hormones in everyday products, and call for a renewed focus on women's exposure risks.

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The first four stops on a tour tracing American history through its pollution.

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