Why spy agencies say the future Is bleak

Climate change, technology, disease and financial crises will pose big challenges for the world, an intelligence report concludes.

How “forever chemicals” might impair the immune system

Animal models and human studies suggest that forever chemicals, delivered through water, food, and air, alter the immune system, potentially diminishing our ability to fight disease or respond to a vaccine.


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.
From our Newsroom

Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

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.

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.

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