Honduran mine protestor shot and killed, others continue to await trial

A man who protested against a mining development in Honduras was shot and killed inside his home last week.

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California takes a big step toward making polluters pay for their messes

A bill to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control has been a long time coming, but will Governor Newsom sign it?

Time is running out on Exide cleanup

As California state efforts to clean up lead and arsenic contaminated areas in southeast Los Angeles go into slow motion and neighbors continue living in toxic homes, state leaders are under intense pressure from local leaders.


Trump keeps losing in court

Many of President Trump's environmental actions have faced court challenges. So how’s he doing? We talk with two experts on Trump's court cases, and future of environmental laws.
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WPS to conduct cleanup of toxic chemicals at former gas plant

The Wisconsin Public Service Corp. will now be responsible for cleaning up chemical contamination in Marinette after a settlement with the state and federal governments.


Western wildfires damage, contaminate drinking water systems

As they tear through forests and developed areas, fires in California, Oregon, and Washington have destroyed water infrastructure and released chemical contaminants.


Hazardous conditions caused illness in Northport Middle School students

School district leaders were aware of hazardous substances in the air, soil and groundwater at Northport Middle School but downplayed the community's health concerns, leading many students to suffer severe illnesses, according to a lawsuit filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court last week.


Unilever to remove oil-based ingredients from cleaning products

As part of its plan to lower its footprint, Unilever is removing petrochemicals from its home cleaning products.

When fashion is fungal

Textiles have a big carbon footprint and then clog landfills when discarded. Could biodegradable clothes be a solution?

An oil well right next to your house? The California Senate says that’s OK

Buffer zones between communities and oil wells seem like a no-brainer — but the California Senate just rejected them.

The deadly history of ammonium nitrate, the explosive linked to the Beirut blast

A deep-dive into the chemistry and legacy of the compound offers clues into what sparked Lebanon’s catastrophe.

Pushpam Kumar: Nature is telling us it’s time to build our economy around inclusive wealth

GDP per capita is an inadequate measure of well-being. Now, more than ever, we need to use the Inclusive Wealth Index to do the task.


The link between Parkinson's disease and toxic chemicals

A new book calls the increasing prominence of Parkinson’s “a man-made pandemic.”

The scandal of millions of Americans being deprived of running water

Guardian US environmental justice reporter Nina Lakhani reports on her investigation into America's water crisis, revealing that millions are facing unaffordable bills for running water and risk being disconnected or losing their homes.


Another reason to cut down on plastics

This month, millions of people across 177 countries have pledged to cut down on the amount of plastic they use, including by using environmentally conscious face masks.

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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.

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.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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.

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