French parliament approves climate change bill to green the economy

France's National Assembly has approved a wide-ranging climate change bill that will prevent future airport expansions, prohibit open-air terrace heaters and reduce packaging waste.

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Grayling area residents learn about underway PFAS probes at airfield, main military base

Residents around Grayling Township should expect to see additional water sampling activity throughout the coming year as state and federal officials continue an ongoing PFAS investigation around Camp Grayling facilities.


Science could aid climate cases. Big Oil is fighting it

There's a new weapon in legal cases against large emitters: scientific studies that show the links between a carbon source and climate impacts like rising seas. Here's how energy companies are trying to discredit the researchers.

How Biden's DOJ could hold oil firms accountable on climate

On the campaign trail, President Biden promised that his Department of Justice would "strategically support" lawsuits against the biggest corporate polluters. Now, that pledge is being put to the test.


Are automakers the next climate target in court?

As oil and gas supermajors face legal scrutiny for their role in causing climate change, environmental lawyers are turning their attention to another leading source of planet-warming emissions: the auto industry.

Inside DOJ pick Todd Kim's fight for a broad Clean Water Act

If President Biden follows through on expectations that he'll broaden the scope of Clean Water Act jurisdiction, he'll likely have an environmental lawyer skilled in the nuances of water law defending his every move.

LAW: Big Tobacco had to pay $206B. Is Big Oil next?

Lawyers representing states in climate lawsuits say there are similarities between past tobacco litigation and the current wave of cases against Big Oil. Both industries misled the public, they claim.

Oil companies welcome Kern permitting changes while opponents turn to courts, state government

After a unanimous vote by the Kern County Board of Supervisors to reinstate streamlined drilling permits, local oil producers said they were looking forward to a more predictable regulatory structure, while an opponent pledged to challenge the measure.


In Amy Coney Barrett's first signed opinion, Supreme Court sides with government over environmentalists

The 7-to-2 ruling concerns when the public can access documents used in government rulemaking processes.

La Crosse files lawsuit against 23 chemical manufacturers over PFAS contamination

The city of La Crosse has filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen chemical manufacturers for their products' roles in the severe water contamination of more than 40 private wells on a nearby island.


This EPA mapping tool could reshape environmental justice

EJSCREEN, a wonky, mostly unknown EPA mapping tool, has drawn the attention of the Biden administration.


D.C. Circuit 'legend' creates major opening for Biden pick

Judge David Tatel, who served on the nation's most prominent appeals court for 27 years and had a hand in many major environmental cases, is stepping aside.

Berlin has high hopes for this wooden skyscraper

A skyscraper that would be Europe’s tallest wooden building promises a “social and ecological paradigm shift” in a gentrifying neighborhood — and a test for the city’s affordable housing model.

Global heating to blame for threat of deadly flood in Peru, study finds

Human-caused global heating is directly responsible for the threat of a devastating flood in Peru that is the subject of a lawsuit against the German energy company RWE, according to groundbreaking new research.

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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

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.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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