Businesses break contracts and blame virus. Is climate next?

A surge of lawsuits over broken business contracts during the coronavirus pandemic could serve as a lesson to companies brokering agreements that might be affected by rising tides and stronger storms.
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Workers to clean storm drains after weeks of tear gas use in Portland

The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services will clean six storm drains surrounding the Multnomah County Justice Center following weeks of law enforcement using tear gas and other crowd-dispersal agents.


Groups sue to overturn order on climate change

A coalition of business and trade groups says Gov. Kate Brown illegally overstepped her authority in March when she issued an executive order mandating steep greenhouse gas reductions in the state.


Bayer sends private investigator to U.S. farm, appeals weed-killer case

Bayer AG sent a private investigator this month to evaluate the business of a U.S. peach grower who won a $265 million court verdict against the company and rival BASF SE, in a bid to overturn the decision, according to court filings.

Enviros to court: Trump 'cut every corner' on NEPA overhaul

Environmental groups are hauling the Trump administration to court for what they argue was a failure to follow the correct process for updating regulations on how to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

German prosecutors search offices in Fiat, Iveco emissions probe

Fiat Chrysler and CNH Industrial offices were searched in Germany, Italy and Switzerland as part of a probe initiated by German prosecutors investigating emissions fraud.


Greta Thunberg plans to donate one million-euro prize to green causes

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday she would donate 1 million euros ($1.14 million) from a new prize she has won to groups tackling climate change and defending nature.

Fair Elections

1 in 5 Ballots Rejected as Fraud Charged in New Jersey Mail-In Election

Voting irregularities with a mail-in election could be much less pronounced than in New Jersey and still produce uncertainty in a national election.

Dominion cancels Atlantic Coast Pipeline

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is dead, abandoned by Dominion Energy and its partner, Duke Energy, after the $8 billion project reached a regulatory dead end.

I believe Roundup gave me cancer. The Monsanto settlement is a slap in the face

I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic

Amazon gold rush: Illegal mining threatens Brazil's last major isolated tribe

Illegal gold mining activity has risen sharply over the last five years in Brazil's indigenous Yanomami reservation in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, a Reuters review of exclusive data from satellite images shows.

How 200 Trump judges could shape environmental policy

With the Senate poised to confirm another judicial nominee, President Trump is on the verge of officially filling all of the nation's vacant circuit court seats, securing a lasting legacy.


EPA gets partial win in state cross-border pollution appeal

The EPA fell short in rejecting a petition from Maryland that sought to improve its air quality from cross-border pollution, but the agency was within its rights to reject the one from Delaware, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Inside the Supreme Court's new Clean Water Act test

The Supreme Court today offered a new boundary on the reach of the Clean Water Act, leaving the lower courts and EPA to interpret the justices' newly minted "functional equivalent" standard.
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Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."

Cutting forests and disturbing natural habitats increases our risk of wildlife diseases

A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.

The President’s green comedy routine

A token, triumphal green moment for a president and party who just might need such a thing in an election year.

Diversity and community focus: The future of science communication

How EHN's Agents of Change series highlighted the inequities—and opportunities—in environmental health.

Cutting edge of science

An exclusive look at important research just over the horizon that promises to impact our health and the environment

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