Environmental rights push could boost youth climate cases

State lawmakers across the country are trying to amend their constitutions to guarantee residents the right to a healthy environment. It could propel a flurry of legal cases against Big Oil.
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Australia: Miners vow to come clean as First Nations, climate pressure builds

Australia’s mining companies will sign up to new social and environmental monitoring guidelines amid deepening concerns about their treatment of First Nations communities.

This map shows every one of the world's remaining coal power plants

There are more than 4,000 coal power plants globally. Now you can track every one and see if they’re closing—or if countries are adding more.

Report paints alarming picture of plastic pollution in Lehigh Valley streams

Pennsylvania’s bodies of water, including the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and Little Lehigh Creek, are facing an environmental enemy called microplastics, according to new data.
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Seasonal average of winter pollution in Delhi-NCR higher this winter; smog episodes shorter: CSE

Seasonal average of winter pollution in Delhi-NCR in 2020-2021 was higher than in the previous year but the severity and duration of smog episodes was lower, a new analysis by environment think tank Centre for Science and Environment says.


Exxon Mobil ordered to pay $14.25 million fine for violating Clean Air Act at Texas refinery

An 11-year-old lawsuit filed by advocacy group Environment Texas alleges that Exxon Mobil violated the Clean Air Act for years at its refinery in Baytown, Texas.

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Coty fragrances will use ethanol made from carbon emissions

Soon you may be able spritz yourself with a perfume made with alcohol that started out as pollution.


How green are electric vehicles?

In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.

Thames Water fined £2.3m for Henley fish-death pollution

The UK's largest water company has apologised after it was fined £2.3m for polluting a stream with sewage that killed more than 1,000 fish.


Portsmouth scientists examine whether water pollution is leaving men 'critically close' to being infertile

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have found that shrimp living in polluted waters are producing 70 per cent less sperm than the rest of their species.


Air pollution has been dropping thanks to environmental statutes

Have you seen the pictures? The City of Los Angeles without the smog? The City of New York, the City of Chicago? Other cities around the United States and the world? The differences are stark and a testament to the impacts auto emissions have on our air quality.


Children subject to air pollution may suffer heart defects

The effects of air pollution on children appear to be more dangerous than realized. A new study shows how pollutants like wildfire smoke and car exhaust can affect heart development in children, posing risks later in life.

‘Code red:’ New climate change study finds carbon emissions are steadily rising in Toronto and the GTA

Carbon emissions are steadily rising across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, an alarming trend that the climate agency tracking the data said should serve as a "code red" for the municipalities.


Covid-safe single use plastics cause increase in pollution in the Thames

A lot has been written about how air quality has improved over lockdown, as people haven't been using their cars as much to get around. But that doesn't mean the pandemic has been good for the environment across the board.


New model predicts how plastic pollution from the coast ends up in the middle of the ocean

Scientists in Germany and the United States have developed a new model to predict the pathways of coastal plastic pollution.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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