St. Louis and EPA leaders push for federal funding to update city's water system

St. Louis and Environmental Protection Agency officials are calling for the passage of President Joe Biden's jobs plan to help update the city's water treatment system to continue to provide safe drinking water.

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Missouri’s only nonprofit environmental law firm has St. Louisans taking global issues local

Karisa Gilman-Hernandez is focused on environmental justice — something that can take many forms.


Carbon proves successful in reducing St. Louis floodplain contamination

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an initial ecological study using activated carbon to reduce contaminants in the Pine River floodplain soils downstream from the St. Louis municipal dam.

Environmentalists criticize EPA over Missouri Ameren plant

Some St. Louis-area environmental watchdogs are criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to declare that Missouri's largest coal-fired power plant has met a key air quality regulation.


World Wildlife Fund tries to spark an indoor farming revolution

The conservation organization is known for work protecting endangered animals, but now it's starting to help push for broad solutions.


A make or break moment for cities

The future of America’s urban areas will depend on the help they receive—or don’t—from the federal government.

As St. Louis shut down for coronavirus, pollution levels dropped

New air monitoring data collected by Missouri officials supports a global phenomena: The coronavirus has had a positive effect on air pollution in the St. Louis region.


How they flattened the curve during the 1918 Spanish Flu

Social distancing isn’t a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic. Here's how it worked.

Effects of air pollution in St. Louis separate and unequal, study finds

The findings back other recent Washington University research that illustrates how St. Louis is plagued by inequalities.

"Here we are again:" Decades after PBB crisis, echos seen in current PFAS crisis

In 1973, an accident at a chemical plant in the small town of St. Louis in the middle of Michigan's mitten triggered one of the largest mass poisonings in American history.


EPA permit allows Sauget incinerator to emit heavy metals

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing Veolia North America-Trade Waste Incineration, a facility in Sauget, Illinois that runs a hazardous waste incinerator, to relax heavy-metal emissions monitoring, local environmentalists say.


How much ice has Greenland lost to climate change?

Since 1972, the giant island’s ice sheet has lost 11 quadrillion pounds of water.

EPA critical of some elements of Missouri coal ash plan

Federal regulators say Missouri's plan to oversee the disposal of toxic waste from coal-fired power plants fails to adequately protect human health and the environment.


Is baby powder dangerous? Does industry even care?

A historic ruling against Johnson & Johnson over its talcum powder products rests on uncertain science — but reveals a very real trust problem for such companies.

A frightening new reason to worry about air pollution

A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.
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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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