Toxic sites in South Florida at risk of flooding

Scientists are warning about flood waters spreading toxic chemicals into our communities. A report by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlights the risk of flooding at around 1,000 Superfund sites across the country.

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Swift action on green financing is key to combating climate change

As President Joe Biden and the Securities and Exchange Commission consider enhanced climate-risk reporting and stepped-up climate change mitigation initiatives, there is one key area that demands his Administration's greater attention – greening of the financial markets.

New report captures PPE pollution problem in Oregon, worldwide

A volunteer-driven effort to clean up litter worldwide is beginning to put real numbers on the amount of discarded personal protective equipment being found in the world's waterways, oceans and land environments, but those numbers likely don't capture the full picture.


A Listen into Landscape

Environmental coverage often paints a dismal picture: sea level rise flooding coastal communities, climate change and hurricanes destroying neighborhoods, or coal ash or hog waste seeping into local waterways and drinking water.

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LISTEN: The howls and huffs of our first National Park

Let's take a listen into Yellowstone National Park, the oldest and one of the most idyllic public spaces available to the American public.

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Horstmann Cattle Co. brings regenerative farming to St. Louis Metro Area

August Horstmann and his wife, Katelyn, run a 1,000-acre regenerative farm, meaning their cattle are grass fed with no added hormones, supplements or antibiotics, and the couple focus on using the animals to build a healthier soil.

Hundreds of toxic sites at risk for flooding, which could endanger surrounding communities

Millions of Americans live near Superfund sites, areas the federal government considers contaminated as a result of hazardous waste that was dumped, mismanaged or otherwise left out in the open. Many of those sites are still awaiting cleanup.

Biden’s climate change policy targets oil industry

The oil industry is emerging as a primary target of President Biden's climate policy, setting the stage for a confrontation that could shape the future of the energy sector.

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Dow Chemical backs effort to use New York City’s drinking water on Long Island

New York state has approved a treatment system to effectively remove the chemical 1,4-dioxane from Long Island’s water system. But one advocacy group, backed by Dow Chemical, is suing to have the area use New York City’s water instead.

EPA leaves national standard for ozone air pollution unchanged

The Trump administration retained a national limit of 70 parts per billion for the pollutant ozone, the same standard set by the Obama administration, after business groups fought tougher standards.

Where to invest when temperatures rise, carbon is taxed and oil is no longer widely used

Climate change could boost stock-market returns in colder countries but hurt returns in warmer countries.

Betty T. Yee: Climate change is a business risk

Like the pandemic, climate change poses a clear threat to financial markets. Just as with the pandemic, experts have warned us to prepare. Every day we wait, the devastating impacts compound.

Coronavirus is buying time on climate change. Will we make use of it?

Carbon emissions appear to be plateauing amid the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, making dire scenarios less likely. But limiting warming will still require steep emission cuts.
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Following up with families from ‘Fractured,’ EHN’s fracking investigation in western Pennsylvania

"The series finally brought to light that we're not the only ones being impacted, that this is a serious problem across the board, and that the industry should be held accountable."


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Solar geoengineering: Scientists decry a 'foolish' idea

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We all have a role to play in ridding our shelves of unhealthy products that are more likely to end up harming low-income families.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: A trip down the crooked river

"Now that the water is clean, now that the fish are back ... it is so clean and glorious that everybody wants to be there."

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