Opinion | We need an infrastructure package for nature

The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk demands to get back to life.

How a shocking environmental disaster was uncovered off the California coast after 70 years

The lasting effects of DDT contamination are killing an alarming number of California sea lions. A 30-year study finds that 25% of adult sea lions have cancer.


Along Russia’s majestic Lake Baikal, the quest for tourism cash stalks a pristine landscape

The 400-mile-long lake is a UNESCO world heritage site and contains a unique Siberian ecosystem, including fresh-water seals. Its unspoiled wonders, however, is precisely why Russian developers are trying now to move in.

New Zealand government requested to rethink position on glyphosate use after honey rejection

Figures from the Japan's Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare show this year five New Zealand honey shipments, including one as recently as March, have been rejected by Japan for exceeding the country's accepted trace levels for Glyphosate weed killer.


Opinion: Don't allow hazardous material in road construction

Reversing a ban that has been in place since 1992 and ignoring its own expert consultant, the EPA in October approved the use of radioactive carcinogenic waste in road construction.


Global forest losses accelerated despite the pandemic, threatening world’s climate goals

Even amid the pandemic, losses of vital forests in the tropics increased by 12 percent between 2019 and 2020, a satellite-based survey found.

Mysterious death of bald eagles in US explained by bromide poisoning

Since the 1990s, hundreds of bald eagles have died across the south-eastern US – now we know it is because their prey were laced with bromide, but the source of the toxin is unclear

Australia floods: 40,000 evacuated, at least 2 dead

Torrential rain has inundated parts of Australia, forcing evacuations and sending waterfalls down the side of the country's majestic — and normally arid — Uluru rocks.
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The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

Move to consolidate US paraquat litigation as cases mount against Syngenta

"The evidence linking paraquat to Parkinson's disease is probably the strongest of any pesticide commonly used."

Op-ed: Flood survivors find common ground in a divided nation

Americans have sorted ourselves into communities defined by geography, demography, ideology. But the shared trauma of flooding offers an opening.

These environmental reporters told you so

Florida's Piney Point is the latest predicted disaster. Maybe we should start listening to these folks?

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests threw underlying systemic inequity magnifying climate change impacts into sharp relief.

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