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President Biden took executive actions yesterday repealing the Keystone XL pipeline permit, rejoining the Paris climate accord and reviewing energy rules across federal agencies. What's next?
Criminal charges and a class-action settlement may seem like the last chapter in Flint’s story, but many of the most important reforms at the root of the city’s water crisis remain undone.

A previously undisclosed expert analysis, obtained through a freedom of information request, details how Alberta's efforts to prevent waterfowl from landing on tailings ponds 'maximizes the appearance of bird protection while appearing to impede actual bird protection.'

Environmental justice activists hope that the Biden administration will focus on an often-overlooked issue: environmental racism.

Environment secretary says water companies too reliant on overflows discharging pollution after storms.

A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would benefit thousands of Flint residents who were harmed by lead-contaminated water.

Scientists have a hard time figuring out where foodborne outbreaks come from. This new tracking system makes the detective work easy.
Under a Biden administration, what will become of Trump’s partially constructed border wall — and the communities and ecosystems that live around it? 
The new president spent much of his first day in office signing orders, staffing up departments and laying plans for the days ahead.
President Biden is already unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
President Biden has promised to reinstate more than 100 rules and regulations aimed at environmental protection that his predecessor rolled back. It won’t happen overnight.

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, investors are now able to speculate on water prices. This practice, meant to help secure supplies for cities and farmers, has drawn criticism.

In one fell swoop, President Biden is undoing his predecessor's most harmful work on public lands, climate change, clean air and water, and environmental justice.

One in six people directly exposed to the oil spill in Mauritius last summer are now reporting serious medical conditions just six months on. The fuel was manufactured by BP and was an experimental 'low-sulfur' ship fuel never before spilled in the ocean.
U.S. District Court Judith E. Levy’s opinion and order is 72-page document issued Thursday, Jan. 21.
U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy granted preliminary approval Thursday to the $641-million settlement agreement over the Flint water crisis.
Lead and copper rule revision among numerous Trump EPA actions put on a “freeze” by the new administration.
St. Clair Shores is offering free water filter kits to qualified residents after elevated lead levels were found in some water samples.

The Amazon will be transformed into a "highly degraded nightmare" unless a sustainable biodiversity-based economy develops which properly values ecosystem services and products produced by the rainforest, a leading scientist has warned.

The number of homes at "significant" risk of flooding in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk could double to 75,000, a climate change group has warned.

Following Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' swearing in on Wednesday, the Golden State once again has allies in the White House when it comes to environmental protections.

Climate change is affecting the whole ecosystem that humpback whales depend on for food, which is making it harder for females to sustain pregnancies.

In a remote town in Brazil's Bahia state, a health and environmental disaster linked to industrial pollution has been going on for decades.

The Zambian claimants, including more than 600 children, alleged toxic discharge from the Nchanga mine damaged land and waterways, and were seeking damages, remediation and the cessation of the alleged pollution.

Tribes and environmentalists hail decision to cancel Keystone XL pipeline but call on president to go further.

Opinion | Financial incentives to recycle spent electric vehicle batteries are eroding. That could spell environmental disaster.
The miles of wall built by the Trump administration have interrupted animal migration paths and caused enormous ecological damage. Even if Biden won’t remove it, he can take actions to mitigate the problem.

With Democratic control of the Presidency and Congress, water programs could receive more attention.

A lobby is trying to block building codes that would help fight climate change.
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.

Environmentalists have attributed recent heavy floods in southern Indonesian Borneo to widespread deforestation for oil palm plantations and coal mines.

After losing crops to severe drought for years, farmers in Maharashtra are seeing high yields through imaginative cultivation methods. They told DW that taking control is better than protesting government policy.
As U.S. President Donald Trump departs office, he leaves a legacy of deregulation and diplomatic missteps in the Arctic region.

After years of public consultation and hearings, an independent panel says modernizing mineral development rules in the territory will better respect Indigenous Rights and the land.