Endangered US rivers at grave risk from dams, mining and global heating

Every year American Rivers ranks the country's 10 most endangered rivers to highlight where imminent threats to human health, safety and survival could be resolved through decisive political, business and community measures.

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Living near a US Superfund site could shave a year off your life, study finds

Superfund sites are scattered across America: they're places like landfills and manufacturing plants so contaminated with hazardous waste that the federal government has designated them a national priority to clean up.

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600 manatee deaths in Florida raise concerns over sustainable habitat

Environmentalists are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of Florida's waterways after the deaths of more than 600 manatees so far this year, three times the average rate.

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How computer mapping could help Biden find and fix polluted neighborhoods

California's mapping tool is a model for President Joe Biden's government, as it executes a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that could channel billions into communities around the country.


Turkish study shows microplastics damage Black Sea habitat

Microplastics, tiny fragments ubiquitous in bodies of water the world over, remain a dire threat to the Black Sea in Turkey's north.


Face mask PPE is everywhere now - including the ocean

We can reduce PPE pollution in the environment with how we produce, manage and dispose of plastic.

Suez canal ship backlog caused sulphur pollution spike

The backlog in the Suez Canal last month caused by the container vessel Ever Given that got itself stuck in the waterway produced a spike in ship pollution visible from space.


Carbon pollution from Irish big industry falls by 6.4%

Ireland's carbon pollution from big industries fell by 6.4% in 2020 to the lowest level since 2005, which was lower than the European average.
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Washington state proposal targets Boeing plant’s pollution

Boeing will spend millions of dollars and decades cleaning up pollutants that have seeped into the soil and groundwater beneath one of their plants in Washington state, a state-mandated draft proposal said.


The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

One month after publication of EHN.org's groundbreaking "Fractured" investigation, lawmakers, civic groups and journalists are pulling our findings into news coverage, community actions, and calls for policy change.

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Biden’s FDA takes new steps toward limiting toxic heavy metals in commercial baby foods

After pressure from parents and advocates, the agency is laying out a multiyear plan to address the issue.

How a shocking environmental disaster was uncovered off the California coast after 70 years

The lasting effects of DDT contamination are killing an alarming number of California sea lions. A 30-year study finds that 25% of adult sea lions have cancer.


Driven by industry, more states are passing tough laws aimed at pipeline protesters

Bills to increase penalties for "impeding" the operations of a pipeline or power plant—in many cases elevating the offense to a felony—are pending in at least five states and have been enacted in 15 others.


The dirty truth: It takes coal to heal coal's scars on the landscape

Will the acid mine drainage that pollutes thousands of miles of streams in Pennsylvania and Western Maryland ever be erased? Will remaining coal waste piles, acidic streams, underground fires, dangerous high walls and barren soil ever be gone from the landscape?


Pandemic lockdowns did cut air pollution—but with a catch

Studies from all over the globe show short-term improvements in urban air quality, but experts are skeptical about how long they’ll last.
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Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

"The evidence linking paraquat to Parkinson's disease is probably the strongest of any pesticide commonly used."

Op-ed: Flood survivors find common ground in a divided nation

Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.

These environmental reporters told you so

Florida's Piney Point is the latest predicted disaster. Maybe we should start listening to these folks?

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.

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests threw underlying systemic inequity magnifying climate change impacts into sharp relief.

Fractured: About our data

How EHN tested the air, water, and urine of families in Pennsylvania fracking country for harmful chemicals.

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