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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As Biden eyes a conservation plan, activists fear low-income communities and people of color could be left out

A plan to conserve 30 percent of land and water in the United States by 2030 could help close "staggering" racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to nature.


Rising seas: California’s affordable housing faces worse floods

For low-income Americans, the number of homes at risk of flooding could triple by 2050. Three Bay Area cities are among the top at-risk communities.

How climate change is targeting affordable housing

Rising seas risk inundating housing markets in coastal cities that lack options for low-income residents, says a new study.

Watch: How air pollution exposes America's racial disparities

This Pittsburgh-based environmental activist is exposing how air pollution is intrinsically linked to racial disparities in America.

Damning report on Pa.’s failure to protect residents from fracking unlikely to result in major reform

State agencies implicated in the report dismissed it outright, calling the recommendations outdated and ill-informed.

Environmental Injustice

Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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Trump is trying to eliminate EPA programs, 'putting the country and the planet in jeopardy,' expert says

Several of the proposed EPA budget cuts are directed at programs that protect low-income, minority and indigenous communities.

Drug resistance likely to kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050, report predicts

Superbugs are likely to kill nearly 400,000 Canadians and cost the economy about $400 billion in gross domestic product over the next 30 years, warns a landmark report.

People living near coal plants could be drinking 'toxic' contaminated water until 2028, thanks to new EPA ruling

The proposed changes to the coal combustion residual rule won't survive the courts, says Betsy Southerland, who wrote the rule in 2015. But it will delay protections for vulnerable communities.

When it comes to climate change, gender makes a difference

Gender shapes how climate change affects humans - and how we respond to it.


Oakland is getting a new "virtual power plant"

The solar panels will power low-income housing - and then fill up batteries to use when demand peaks.


Burning sugarcane in Florida is making people sick. Could ‘green harvesting’ change the game?

A class action lawsuit blames sugar companies for health risks in low-income communities of color as a result of burning sugarcane fields, and urges more environmental and economical harvesting methods.

Pittsburgh City Council supports health department’s clean air actions

Pittsburgh City Council on Monday pledged unanimous support for the Allegheny County Health Department's efforts to uphold clean air standards, particularly at U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson and Clairton Coke Works plants.

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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.

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests threw underlying systemic inequity magnifying climate change impacts into sharp relief.

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