David Coursen: Enforcing environmental laws is a key to environmental justice

Now that the nation's eye is on racial justice, the Environmental and Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler has discovered that he wants "to solve the environmental justice issues we face today."

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Opinion: Trump does not know what environmental injustice looks like

With nearly 1 million students attending schools in close proximity to facilities that release lead, mercury, manganese and other developmental toxins, this is truly a national crisis.

Biden campaign aide: Trump trying to distort former vice president's position on oil

A top campaign aide for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Sunday that President Trump is “trying to distort” the former vice president’s position on oil.

Alex Flint: What Trump should say about climate change at the last presidential debate

As public opinion and demographics on the issue of climate change shift, to win in November, and in the future, the Republican Party must take the issue of climate change seriously and present real solutions without betraying our conservative principles.

Barrett punts on climate, oil industry recusals in written responses

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett declined to weigh in on climate change or say whether she'd recuse herself from cases involving the oil industry in written responses to questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of its Thursday vote on her confirmation.

Sharon Treat, Stuart Trew: US chemical industry overreaches by invoking USMCA

The Canadian government wants to start addressing the global plastic pollution problem. But the U.S.-based plastics industry is saying not so fast — and invoking provisions of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Anna Bruen and Natalie Messer Betts: Boost circular economy to improve climate change and social cohesion

A new generation of innovators proposes a circular economy as a key climate strategy. In contrast to our current system, which relies on wasting resources, a circular economy would be regenerative, just and resilient

How much is your Panera order costing the climate?

A decade ago, Panera Bread became the first national chain to voluntarily post the calorie information for its menu items both online and in stores, inspiring others to follow. Now, they're putting another count on their menu: the carbon footprint.

Climate change a factor in most of the 7,000 natural disasters over last 20 years: UN report

There were more than 7,000 extreme weather events since 2000, a major increase over the previ.ous 20 years due in part to climate change, according to a Monday report from the United Nations.

EPA gives Oklahoma authority over many tribal environmental issues

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning its oversight of a number of environmental issues on tribal lands over to the state of Oklahoma.

David L. Kelly and Renato Molina: Climate gentrification and affordable housing policies

Prioritizing Miami Beach may be the best route if the public is looking to minimize total economic losses due to climate risk. The problem with this strategy is that low income areas are left less protected.

JPMorgan unveils plan to fight climate change with its investments

One of the world's leading financial institutions, JPMorgan, has joined its corporate counterparts in adopting a long-term plan to commit to overhauling its business practices to help halt climate change.

Supreme Court to decide whether climate suit can be moved to federal court

The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over whether the city of Baltimore’s lawsuit against several oil companies can be moved to federal court.

EPA finalizes rule allowing some major polluters to follow weaker emissions standards

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that could reclassify many "major" sources of pollution as minor ones, allowing facilities to abide by less-stringent emissions standards for dangerous substances such as mercury, lead and arsenic.

Louisiana to get $215 million to restore marshes after BP oil spill

After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that released more than 100 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, British Petroleum will give the state of Louisiana about $215 million for marsh habitat restoration projects.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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