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"Climate change and other changes in the ocean are having an impact on our ability to access some of these traditional foods for our family."

A mining company says it plans to dig for minerals without a federal permit at the edge of the vast wildlife refuge in the Okefenokee Swamp, a big step for a once-embattled project that's now benefiting from the Trump administration's rollback of environmental rules.

A proposed wildlife center got a $12 million federal grant after promising to bring millions of dollars and thousands of tourists to eastern Kentucky. Four years later, residents are still waiting for the jobs they were promised.

US army plans to consolidate storage along the West Loch section of Pearl Harbor, near densely populated neighborhoods.

Of the largest 100 U.S. cities, only 45 have fully established greenhouse gas reduction targets, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.
The French trading firm Engie had been poised to sign the $7 billion, 20-year contract.
False information about the pandemic is rampant, but seasoned defenders of climate science can offer tips for how to fight it.

As storms grow more severe and temperatures climb, contamination of groundwater by animal and human waste could be on the rise as well.

In an election like none before it, the residents of North Carolina—particularly the state’s hog- and poultry-intensive eastern counties—are fighting long odds to regain the power of their vote.
Since the 1950s, suburban planning has been dominated by winding, disconnected roads. But in Texas, new developments are rediscovering the virtues of the grid. 
Countries with the fastest-spiraling outbreaks are reentering lockdowns.
The new guidance is likely to have the biggest impact on schools, workplaces and other group settings since more people are likely to be considered at risk.
The company was in the middle of one of its most tumultuous years even before the president riffed about a hypothetical phone call.
In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.
The composition of the Supreme Court has varied over time, but another number is constant: without fundamental transformation to emissions by 2030, the chances of meeting the Paris climate targets are nil.
Trump suggested he could extort oil executives for campaign donations. The truth is more troubling.
A PFAS compound used by chemical company Solvay has been detected in New Jersey drinking water supplies, according to emails obtained by Consumer Reports.
“Both physically and psychologically, it’s an awful way to die,” says one conservationist of the bird poison Avitrol. Cities around the U.S. and Canada agree—and some have banned it.
Biden wants a carbon free power sector by 2035, while Indiana predominantly runs on coal. Here is what Biden's climate plan could mean for the state.
President Donald Trump's administration takes a deregulatory approach to the environment. Here's how that could impact air quality in Indiana.
A controversial plan to mine near the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia will proceed without a federal permit following a Trump administration rollback of waterway protections. 

Conservation groups sued the Trump administration Wednesday, arguing it failed to fully consider the effects on endangered species when reviewing the environmental damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Over 7,000 illegal miners operating in the Midlands province were women and were at high risk of developing mercury-related health complications.

Labeled one of the most toxic sites in the U.S., two decades of clean-up have the river doing better.
In a letter obtained by Grist, Senator Warren criticizes the EPA for not better identfying and supporting at-risk communities.
Why are Bronx asthma rates so high? Residents say the air is thicker and smells different. Take a dive into the link between environmental racism and health issues.

Both sides of a ballot initiative that could ban new industrial hog farming in Millard County squared off last week during two political forums.

It was an hours-long roller-coaster ride filled with drama, surprises and verbal sparring.

The health costs of air pollution from roads are higher in London than any other city in Europe, a study has found.

A brewery company has been fined £10,000 after admitting discharging caustic effluent into a sewer which caused damage to a waste water treatment works.

Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 1.67 million annual deaths from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases and neonatal diseases in India in 2019.

The famed deer that roam the city of Nara, in Japan, no longer face discomfort - or far worse - after local companies developed a safe alternative to the plastic packaging discarded by tourists that often ended up in the animals' stomachs.

New research says air pollution is the leading cause of death for newborns in their first month of life, and was responsible for killing nearly a half-million babies last year.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the mining company Anglo American over its alleged failure to prevent widespread toxic lead pollution in the Zambian town of Kabwe.