Supreme Court Allows Flint Wat...

Jan 28, 2020 by

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for water crisis victims to sue state and local government officials in Flint, Mich.

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The Danger Downstream

Jan 28, 2020 by

Farm pollutants from multiple states feed a massive dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Shrimpers pay the cost.

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Climate crisis fueled locust s...

Jan 28, 2020 by

A massive invasion of desert locusts—partly fueled by the climate crisis—seriously threatens food security in already-vulnerable communities across East Africa and has increasingly alarmed United Nations experts in recent weeks.

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Trump Admin Manipulated Wildfi...

Jan 27, 2020 by

Respecting scientists has never been a priority for the Trump Administration. Now, a new investigation from The Guardian revealed that Department of the Interior political appointees sought to play up carbon emissions from California’s wildfires while hiding emissions from fossil fuels as a way to encourage more logging in the national forests controlled by the Interior department.

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Meet the Millennial Farmers We...

Jan 27, 2020 by

On Bite podcast’s 100th episode, we celebrate the next generation of American growers.

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E.P.A. Is Letting Cities Dump ...

Jan 24, 2020 by

The Environmental Protection Agency has made it easier for cities to keep dumping raw sewage into rivers by letting them delay or otherwise change federally imposed fixes to their sewer systems, according to interviews with local officials, water utilities and their lobbyists.

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Trump’s USDA Chief Thinks Farm...

Jan 24, 2020 by

Yet again, Sonny Perdue wants to gut a program that benefits poor people.

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1982 American Petroleum Instit...

Jan 23, 2020 by

Back in April last year, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency decided it was “not necessary” to update the rules for toxic waste from oil and gas wells.

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Big Oil wants to dump more was...

Jan 22, 2020 by

For more than six months, twin brothers Ronald and Donald Schweitzer have watched large amounts of salty wastewater bubble up from the ground in their wheat field. The “saltwater purge” has killed three trees and several acres of crops on their northwest Oklahoma farm.

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The Freshwater Giants Are Dyin...

Jan 22, 2020 by

Overharvesting and habitat loss endanger most of the world’s freshwater “megafauna.” But many species may yet be saved.

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From Big Money to Big Tech, ho...

Jan 21, 2020 by

For the first time in the history of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, severe threats to the climate account for all five of the top spots for most likely long-term risks.

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France begins radical plan to ...

Jan 21, 2020 by

The French government has set a goal of eliminating all single-use plastics by 2040. Phase one has begun.

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Secretary Perdue and the Trump...

Jan 21, 2020 by

In the latest assault on science and the nation’s health and safety, the Trump administration recently proposed a rule that would upend the way federal agencies work to assess and minimize the harm their actions can do to the environment we all depend upon.

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The plan to protect the Chesap...

Jan 21, 2020 by

In early January, members of the Chesapeake Bay Commission sat in a gray conference room in Annapolis, Maryland, for a routine meeting.

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China bans single-use plastics

Jan 20, 2020 by

Over the next five years, it plans to eliminate shopping bags, straws, takeout food containers, and more.

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Big Pharma Is Literally Poison...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Big Pharma spends a small fortune every year buying politicians to make sure we can’t import prescription drugs from Canada, but they’re more than happy to sell us contaminated medications from countries with weak manufacturing controls and exploitable labor that ensure high profit margins.

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What we could do with a $5 car...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Like it or not, the world will be flying more in the decades ahead—and flights are for many in the developed world the largest part of an individual’s (and often a business’s) carbon footprint.

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Trump’s ‘shocking and deeply d...

Jan 20, 2020 by

[Translate] Even though President Donald Trump has been impeached for his efforts to shake down the Ukrainian government to...

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Lead poisoning hits low-income...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Children from low-income families may be more susceptible to toxic environmental hazards such as lead exposure

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Court Quashes Youth Climate Ch...

Jan 20, 2020 by

A federal appeals court has thrown out the landmark climate change lawsuit brought on behalf of young people against the federal government

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Bricks Alive! Scientists Creat...

Jan 16, 2020 by

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.

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Why do we still have paper rec...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Each year, the US uses over 3 million trees and 9 billion gallons of water to make toxin-tainted paper receipts.

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Constitutional lawyer Laurence...

Jan 16, 2020 by

In recent days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has floated the idea that the Senate might vote to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump without ever holding a trial.

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THE WAR ON THE WAR ON CANCER

Jan 14, 2020 by

Trump’s Gutting of Toxics Regulations Will Mean Higher Profits for Polluters and Higher Cancer Rates for the American People

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Ashes to Ashes

Jan 14, 2020 by

A Georgia town welcomed America’s largest coal plant. Now, residents worry it’s contaminating their water.

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Why Is Air Pollution So Harmfu...

Jan 14, 2020 by

It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped human evolution.

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Emails Reveal U.S. Justice Dep...

Jan 13, 2020 by

DOJ attorneys describe working with industry lawyers as a ‘team,’ raising questions about whether government was representing the American people.

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‘Green is good.’ I...

Jan 13, 2020 by

If you have gone to Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s internet home page since mid-December, it would be reasonable to wonder if you had stumbled into some kind of parallel universe.

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The move is the latest Trump a...

Jan 13, 2020 by

EPA to ease rules on power plants storing deadly coal ash

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