Judge nixes bid to stop coal sales that Trump revived

A judge threw out a lawsuit on Friday from a coalition of states, environmental groups and American Indians which sought to revive an Obama-era moratorium against U.S. government coal sales on public lands in the West.


The thing about science denial and disinformation is it works: Paul Thacker

COVID-19 is just the most recent example of science denial spreading faster than facts. Industry keeps using the tactic because it works.

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The pandemic tells us that the right to shelter and habitat is an urgent and essential one, for humans and other creatures

Why is the U.S. still offshoring plastic waste?

Over the past year, we have called for an end to the irresponsible method the U.S. handles its plastic waste. A new report shows how much plastic pollution the U.S. continues to export.

Working from home? We can help

Our expertise is science and environmental health reporting. But we also have deep experience in something suddenly everyone worldwide is coping with: Working from home, often alone, sometimes with kids running loose.

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Why David Quammen is not surprised

In 2012, science writer and Orion contributor David Quammen published "Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic." The book charts the ecology and spread of “zoonoses," diseases transmitted between animals and humans.

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