This map shows every one of the world's remaining coal power plants

There are more than 4,000 coal power plants globally. Now you can track every one and see if they’re closing—or if countries are adding more.
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New report says failures at OSHA under Trump could have put more workers at risk during pandemic

The agency received more safety complaints during the pandemic than the same period in 2019 yet performed significantly fewer inspections.

Who will be the next F.D.A. chief?

Two leading contenders generate wider debate about the leadership needed to restore morale and scientific integrity to an agency battered by the politicized Trump administration.

US makes official return to Paris climate pact

World leaders expect Washington to prove commitment to accord after four years of inaction

Pork plants in a USDA test program had higher contamination rates than traditional plants

The Trump administration approved the program for nationwide use without disclosing the findings.

Trump EPA ripped over approach to chemical risk evaluations in new report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it is changing the way it evaluates risk from introducing chemicals, following a new report that criticized the agency's approach under the Trump administration.

Biden’s delay on naming FDA chief perturbs some experts

They say the role is critical during a public health crisis, especially after the agency was undermined by the Trump administration.

EPA alleges political interference by Trump officials over toxic chemical

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday asserted that political appointees from the Trump administration interfered with a safety assessment for a chemical linked to health issues.

Why GM’s Super Bowl ad for electric cars is so important

Climate advocates have fought for 33 years to make electric vehicles this normal.

Biden to free up $1.3 billion in Puerto Rico storm aid

The administration plans to release $1.3 billion that was meant to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and will remove restrictions on another $4.9 billion.

Biden moves to dial down America's soaring methane emissions

Experts say the new administration can jumpstart climate protections by taking on rising methane emissions, but it won’t be easy or quick.

Trump officials moved BLM jobs out of D.C. More than 87 percent of them quit

The decision to relocate BLM headquarters to Colorado and redistribute jobs in the West prompted 287 employees to retire or find other jobs.

‘This is going to be quite a show’: Biden’s arms control team eyes nuclear policy overhaul

But in seeking new treaties or cutting the U.S. arsenal, they may be in for a rude awakening, veterans warn.

Why Biden is buying 645,000 new electric cars

The president’s most interesting climate proposal yet hasn’t taken the form of an executive order.
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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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