Jim Germond

U.S. plan calls for EV battery plants in Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia

An agreement for EV battery plants would help African nations process their raw materials instead of richer nations getting the benefits.

Supply chain hurdles complicate food companies’ climate pledges

Several of the world’s largest food and restaurant companies have not made progress on their goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Some are even producing more.

Gold mining is poisoning the planet with mercury

Ten years after an international treaty to ban mercury, the toxic metal continues to poison. The reason might have to do with your wedding ring.

California proposes big insurance changes as it faces climate risks

The actions of the nation’s biggest state could have implications for U.S. consumers, as more carriers leave disaster-prone states.

Editorial: Settle the UAW strike before it crashes the EV revolution

Striking autoworkers have made their point: The transition to electric vehicles has to take the labor force’s interests into account. Now it’s time to settle.

A saltwater wedge climbing the Mississippi River threatens drinking water

A saltwater wedge is making its way up the drought-stricken Mississippi River, threatening drinking water for parts of southern Louisiana. It could travel north to New Orleans.
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fast food PFAS

Burgers and fries with a side of PFAS

New testing finds evidence of “forever chemicals” in fast food packaging from popular spots like McDonald’s, Starbucks and KFC.

environmental justice

Agents of Change in Environmental Justice program accepting applications

Do you find that public voices in science are lacking diversity and want to help create change? We want to hear from you.

environmental justice

LISTEN: How Western media could better cover climate change in the Middle East

“The whole media of the Western countries don’t do justice to some of the works being done here.”

BPA exposure health

Everyone is likely overexposed to BPA

If you're using plastic, you're likely above acceptable health safety levels.

BADGE BPA chemical

BPA's evil cousin

An ongoing series examining BADGE — an unregulated danger in epoxy resins.

sustainable coffee

Opinion: The global food system is failing small-scale farmers — here’s how to fix it

Maybe we don’t need Jamaican coffee in the middle of US winter.