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On the coast of Jamaica, developers are building a $550 million resort, which they say will create 3,500 jobs. They have also promised to replant the mangroves, seagrass, and coral they will displace – but critics worry it won’t be enough to preserve the local ecosystem.

The Delhi government has banned the sale, storage, transportation, and marketing of soaps and detergents not conforming to the latest BIS parameters to curb pollution in the Yamuna river.

While endangered Southern Resident orca whales found in the Salish Sea are rarely seen by the average person, the species continues to be in the spotlight.

PITTSBURGH—It's been three months since EHN published Fractured, a groundbreaking investigation into the personal costs of fracking for western Pennsylvania families.

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Even though Indigenous Rights are recognized under Indigenous law, the Canadian constitution, treaties and precedent-setting court cases, negotiations between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples often fail First Nations, forcing communities to spend millions just to get their day in court.

Lawmakers are poised to decide the fate of a massive project to protect the coast around Houston from rising sea levels.

Where the underground Amargosa bubbles to the surface, unique flora and fauna thrive. But now, hotter weather and depleted groundwater in Nevada and California threaten this rare ecosystem.

Planners are working to make the Florida town flood resilient while tending to relations with deep-pocketed homeowners.
Without its icy restraint holding it back from the ocean, the Pine Island glacier could dramatically add to sea level rise.
The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.
The proposed lease sale is part of the Biden administration's push to develop 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030.

The world is on alert for microscopic sea-dwelling algae that can multiply and smother the seas, causing swathes of the ocean to change colour and thousands of dead fish to bob on the surface.

They're everywhere, are harmful to our health and do not biodegrade. Has DW reporter Tim Schauenberg also unknowingly ingested 'forever chemicals'?

China's Pacific fishing fleet has grown by 500% since 2012 and is taking huge quantities of tuna.

The recent breakup of an Antarctic ice shelf is speeding up the ocean-bound descent of a glacier holding back at least a meter of sea level rise, according to new research.

Groups that fight for clean, affordable water are speaking out in favor of President Joe Biden's proposed budget, which would put billions of dollars into water-related projects in the Great Lakes region.

A popular species of kingfish that is dried and then eaten as a snack in Oman should be avoided, because it contains a high amount of bacteria and fungi, that could prove very harmful to people.
Policies could help fund the growing need to quickly clean and repair reefs after hurricane damage, backers say
The stage is set for an escalation of extreme dry conditions, with widespread water restrictions expected and yet another dangerous fire season ahead.
Low water levels and high temperatures mean juvenile Chinook salmon are being given a helping hand to reach the ocean
A New Mexico environmental official and others say setting a national drinking water standard for so-called “forever chemicals” is needed to address contamination around the country.
President Biden today unveiled his first sweeping regulatory plan, revealing plans to continue unraveling the Trump administration's environmental rollbacks on climate, air pollution, toxics and workplace safety.
Peter Wohlleben’s “The Hidden Life of Trees” became an unlikely best-seller, and now has a sequel. Does it matter if the books are full of questionable science?

A report on the 2018 grounding of a Russian ship in the Canadian Arctic points out the many dangers of a coming shipping boom in an increasingly ice-free Arctic, including the lack of reliable navigational charts and crews inexperienced in polar waters.

Black and brown people from urban areas face many barriers to outdoor recreation. Here's how one group overcame them on Lake Superior.

Since 2007, the number of acres the government has paid farmers and ranchers to conserve has declined. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Reserve Program subsidizes the removal of environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production.

As climate change alters our world, Michigan's bounty of fresh water — if managed smartly — could be the foundation of a thriving state economy and superior quality of life.

Maps show that drought conditions are the most widespread and severe in at least 20 years, with reservoirs running dry.
Instead of trekking on foot, a Duke University team used drones to count large seabird colonies on a small island chain off the Falkland Islands.
The surprising value of the country’s dive tourism industry gives another reason to protect its marine ecosystems.

The Dawson region's vibrant landscapes are at the heart of Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin culture — but also the territory's bustling placer mining industry. A much-anticipated draft plan will finally signal what's in store for the 40,000 square-kilometre, ecologically sensitive landscape.

Conservationists welcome the much-needed funds but say there is no clear financial plan to remediate the site’s acid rock drainage, which has been polluting a shared watershed with Alaska for more than half a century

Warming reduces the transfer of oxygen from air to water, boosts algae blooms that consume oxygen.

But many studies describe the problem rather than pointing to solutions.

Onboard the ship, there are still towers of containers stacked upon each other, many containing chemicals highly dangerous to the environment - some of these have already leaked into the water, sparking fears that it may poison marine life.