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In "The Hanford Plaintiffs," Trisha T. Pritikin gives voice to the downwinders of the notorious Hanford nuclear plant.
Mexico will ban all future imports of the pesticide glyphosate, citing scientific evidence that it is potentially toxic to human health and the environment.
After missing out on cleaner air during the coronavirus lockdown, the Chicago area just suffered its longest streak of high-pollution days in more than a decade.

Three court decisions are a sign of the power of protest.

An article written by a group of 19 toxicologists has been published verbatim in eight toxicology journals in the last four months.

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The increased attention to systemic racism and the urgency of climate change has made for a unique opportunity.

Climate investment goals, green job targets and key decarbonization deadlines were missing from an environmental platform published yesterday by a joint team of Joe Biden backers and Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters.

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 18 percent from March 15 to June 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at Rhodium Group. But there's a cost.

The report outlines health problems of people living near fracking wells. The Environmental Health Project says it's about time public health take center stage.
Legal and financial snarls for three major pipelines are signs of a shifting landscape for fossil fuel infrastructure.
This week a corporate filing in California has provided a glimpse of those involved with a mysterious e-cigarette company.
Email from HHS adviser accusing CDC of ‘undermining President’ offers window into pressure on nation’s public health agency.
In a preliminary study, Italian researchers found the virus that causes covid-19 in umbilical cord blood, breast milk and elsewhere among a small sample of women who had the infection.
The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said.

The Brazilian riverine communities of Boa Nova and Saracá say they've endured decades of environmental harm from bauxite mining.

The International Finance Corporation injected $85 million into Minerva, even though it was aware that the company’s activities involved deforestation, child labor and land conflict risks. In recent years, Minerva has become Latin America’s largest meat exporter. But doubts remain over whether it has strictly complied with envi-ronmental and social compensation guidelines specified in its contract.

Censorship, persecution, and dismissals of supervisors have become the norm in Brazil's environmental agencies since Jair Bolsonaro took office.

The Unity Task Force climate recommendations are a huge improvement on policy proposals last election cycle. Now what?
The math for liquefied natural gas is bad on emissions, revenues, jobs, even offsetting coal in China, finds a new study.
Kingsmill Bond of Carbon Tracker has worked for some of the world’s biggest banks. A Tyee interview.

Sámi families in the Tarvantovaara wilderness area fear mining will destroy their indigenous way of life.

Government and industry love to tout liquefied natural gas as a 'transition fuel,' but studies suggest it's no cleaner than coal.

It's with no irony that the world's foremost scientific institutions are now recommending that to save nature what needs to be done is, well, save nature.

The Site C dam was declared an 'essential service' during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing construction to continue.

William Perry Pendley is finally up for Senate confirmation. Here's a reminder of why he is not up to the job.

A young man from Standing Rock reflects on the Dakota Access Pipeline court decision.

The increased attention to systemic racism and the urgency of climate change has made for a unique opportunity.

European industry may be recovering at a slower pace than some surveys suggest, according to pollution data tracked by Citigroup Inc.

Air pollution in Delhi is linked to the loss of around 24,000 lives and 5.8 percent of its GDP in the first half of 2020, despite a strict COVID-19 lockdown since March 25, a report said.

Air pollution has caused an estimated 49,000 deaths and $23 billion in economic losses in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai alone since Jan. 1, 2020, according to a "clean air counter" launched by environmental groups.

The EPA wants to keep carbon monoxide limits in its proposal to tighten toxic air pollution limits for heavy duty boilers and process heaters used in refineries and other industrial plants.

Long thought to primarily harm the lungs and cardiovascular system, air pollution is now catching the attention of neuroscientists and toxicologists.

The People of Brass Kingdom in Bayelsa State are worried that 48 years of oil pollution might cause serious health hazards that could be mistaken for COVID-19 and are now locked in a tussle with an oil company to save their lives and their communities.

The drinking water is polluted and sometimes the water pressure is too low to flush the toilet. They’re not alone.