The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the corrosive legacy of environmental racism in the United States.
A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says hundreds of coastal Superfund sites - including several in New Hampshire - face new risks of flooding due to climate change.
For more than a decade, the Gonzales family ate chilis, cucumbers and tomatoes grown in a garden behind their house in the low-income Bessemer neighborhood, where industrial smelters a century ago belched pollution. Environmental Protection Agency tests last year found their soil was poisoned with lead.
A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes that more than 800 hazardous Superfund sites near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are at risk of flooding in the next 20 years, even with low rates of sea level rise.
Federal authorities on Tuesday proposed excavating contaminated soil and monitoring groundwater at a former industrial site down the street from the Passaic River that has been named a Superfund site.
“Laws and policies have put Black and Brown communities in direct proximity to environmental toxins."
The state Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard more testimony on a controversial gravel mining bill on Wednesday.
A new study found levels of the widespread herbicide and its breakdown products reduced, on average, more than 70 percent in both adults and children after just six days of eating organic.
"Many of the chemical profiles that we see in cetaceans are similar to the types of chemical profiles that we see in humans who live in those coastal areas."
A new study found that animals known to carry harmful diseases such as the novel coronavirus are more common in landscapes intensively used by people.