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How computer mapping could help Biden find and fix polluted neighborhoods

California's mapping tool is a model for President Joe Biden's government, as it executes a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that could channel billions into communities around the country.

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New research finds national reform vital for Jordan's worsening water crisis

Nearly all of Jordan's lower-income populations will suffer from severe water insecurity by the end of the century without immediate and comprehensive national reform, according to a Stanford University study.

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Native communities confront painful choice: Move away, or succumb to rising waters?

Throughout Indian Country, where cultures are tied to land and water, plans to relocate are under way as the climate crisis worsens.

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Little Village residents rally, march against pollution year after botched implosion

One year after a botched demolition sent dust and dirt across the neighborhood, Little Village residents and activists told how the implosion affected their lives and decried city policies they say have flooded the community with pollution.

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Advocates wary Biden’s infrastructure plan won’t right past wrongs

If Biden's infrastructure plan is approved, experts warned that the people whose lives are most affected by the ongoing effects of the Highway Act will have less power to influence the way these new funds are spent.

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California county set for major expansion in oil, gas drilling

Health, environmental concerns aren’t deterring Kern County from a future with thousands more oil and gas wells.
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Out of Trump’s shadow, World Bank president embraces climate fight

David Malpass, who was met with skepticism when he got the job in 2019, has become increasingly vocal about the risk of climate change.
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Greta Thunberg says she'll skip U.N. summit in Glasgow

The teenage activist, citing concerns about global vaccine inequality, said she would not attend the meeting “unless everyone can take part on the same terms.”
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House hunters are fleeing climate change, causing a new kind of gentrification

A new survey shows that Americans are factoring climate change into their moving plans. This could push low-income families into at-risk areas.

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Hunger strikers seeking environmental justice win air-pollution delay​

A hunger strike in Chicago and concerns raised by city and state politicians have slowed the planned move of a metal scrapper to a working-class, predominantly Latino community.

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How climate change is threatening Navajo ranchers’ way of life

The Navajo Nation – covering a 27,000 square mile area straddling the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah – competes with growing cities including Phoenix and Los Angeles for its water supply.

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Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

Systemic racism and inequity has always run as a powerful undercurrent through environmental and climate change impacts.

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Are huge tree planting projects more hype than solution?

High-profile programs aimed at planting billions of trees are being launched worldwide. But these massive projects can wreck natural ecosystems, dry up water supplies, damage agriculture, and push people off their land.

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New EPA chief Michael Regan relishes ‘clean slate’ after chaos of Trump era

The first black man to lead the EPA in half a century has a job on his hands at an agency reeling from setbacks – but he's confident he can meet the challenge.

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This new tech mines old batteries to find critical ingredients for electric vehicles

Recycling batteries is time-consuming and involves dangerous chemicals. This new process could make it easier—and reduce the amount of mining required to fuel the clean energy economy.
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The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

"The evidence linking paraquat to Parkinson's disease is probably the strongest of any pesticide commonly used."

Op-ed: Flood survivors find common ground in a divided nation

Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.

These environmental reporters told you so

Florida's Piney Point is the latest predicted disaster. Maybe we should start listening to these folks?

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.

Fractured: About our data

How EHN tested the air, water, and urine of families in Pennsylvania fracking country for harmful chemicals.

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