Shell to Trump administration:...

Mar 15, 2019 by

When the EPA and the Department of Interior announced plans to scrap Obama-era regulations to curb methane leaks last year, they were transparent about their rationale — they wanted to help the oil and gas industry.

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Your Environment Is Cleaner. Y...

Mar 12, 2019 by

A century ago, British scientists suggested a link between increased hygiene and allergic conditions — the first hint that our immune systems are becoming improperly “trained.”

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What is Really Being Done to S...

Mar 4, 2019 by

Conservation efforts, especially in places as renowned as the Galapagos, have something of a reputation.

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The beautiful, apocalyptic app...

Mar 4, 2019 by

Why this climate change data is on flip-flops, leggings, and cars

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EPA’s plan to regulate chemica...

Mar 4, 2019 by

Political and social factors, as well as pressure from industry, can lead to wide disparities in exposure, with some communities protected and others left vulnerable.

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The Best Books About Climate C...

Feb 26, 2019 by

Climate change is an undeniable phenomenon. It’s accepted as truth by nearly 100% of the scientific community.

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America’s trains are a drag. T...

Feb 13, 2019 by

High-speed trains already compete with planes in many parts of the world. They also have far lower carbon emissions.

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What a Sen. Mark Kelly Could M...

Feb 13, 2019 by

The Trump administration thinks the next frontier is the moon—but Kelly doesn’t agree.

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New bill aims to reverse the G...

Feb 12, 2019 by

“This bill calls a halt to the Administration’s headlong rush to sell off this special wilderness to corporate polluters.”

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Key West Bans Some Sunscreens ...

Feb 11, 2019 by

“It’s our obligation.”

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Young People Really, Really Wa...

Feb 9, 2019 by

New polling data show that millennials are more enthusiastic than older generations about radical efforts to save the planet and create jobs.

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Our plastics, our selves

Feb 6, 2019 by

What’s plastic doing to our bodies? This all-female team is investigating.

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How Then Shall We Live?: Findi...

Feb 5, 2019 by

We would like to introduce Truthout’s new series, Truthout reporter Dahr Jamail and author Barbara Cecil is about the moonlight leaking between the roof planks of the “ruined house” of our planet.

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Photo essay: The military is p...

Feb 4, 2019 by

But the Pentagon assumes no liability and refuses to pay for cleaning up the contamination it has caused.

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BLM lists sacred land outside ...

Feb 1, 2019 by

“Oil and gas has already devastated our state’s air quality, water quality and flow, and public health. It’s clear the Trump administration will stop at nothing to sacrifice public interest for private profits.”

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Even groundwater is contaminat...

Feb 1, 2019 by

This could mean we’re drinking our plastic waste.

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A California Naval base shutte...

Jan 31, 2019 by

Across the U.S., the military has closed hundreds of bases, often leaving behind a toxic legacy. In San Francisco, the Navy and city grapple with a cleanup 22 years after the closure of Treasure Island Naval Station.

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Police in Minnesota are using ...

Jan 31, 2019 by

“It’s clear that Enbridge is doing everything they can to have a very highly skilled force of security and law enforcement at their fingertips to do what they can to stop any resistance to Line 3.”

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Bolsonaro Wants to Plunder the...

Jan 30, 2019 by

The Brazilian president’s pro-business agenda will be a test of American companies’ commitment to the environment.

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Still Toxic After All These Ye...

Jan 30, 2019 by

Nearly a quarter-century after winning millions from PG&E, the ‘Erin Brockovich’ town continues its fight for clean water.

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Michigan drops out of lawsuits...

Jan 25, 2019 by

Hey, look: Elections have consequences. New Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced that her office will be dropping the state from Republican-pushed lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Doomsday clock creators: “We’r...

Jan 24, 2019 by

The Doomsday Clock is set two minutes from midnight. Here’s why we should be worried.

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Will this human dressed as a r...

Jan 24, 2019 by

In the wild world of U.S. politics, it isn’t unusual for elected officials to use props to illustrate their points. As you might recall, Republican Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to argue against the validity of global warming.

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Farmers have a beef with plant...

Jan 22, 2019 by

How we speak can affect how we think ​– and spend. Consider a rancher-led battle over food labels, where ‘plant-based meat’ is either an oxymoron or cutting-edge Earth-friendly cuisine

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California teen collects 50,00...

Jan 21, 2019 by

Alex Weber, 18, has just published a study that analyzes how these balls enter and degrade in the water.

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The Green New Deal Hits Its Fi...

Jan 18, 2019 by

A key activist group has quietly dropped its support for carbon-capture technology, which scientists say will be crucial to fighting global warming.

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New study reminds us of the si...

Jan 17, 2019 by

“That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. As the Antarctic ice sheet continues to melt away, we expect multi-meter sea level rise from Antarctica in the coming centuries,”

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Lawrence reborn: A polluted mi...

Jan 17, 2019 by

Residents of New England’s former mill towns often feel left behind after manufacturers leave town. But in Lawrence, Mass., locals have refused to let abandoned buildings and polluted landscapes define their future.

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California’s “Skip the Slip” b...

Jan 15, 2019 by

A legislator in the California Assembly has introduced a bill that, if passed, would require retailers to make digital receipts the default instead of paper.

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Earth’s magnetic pole is on th...

Jan 12, 2019 by

Earth’s magnetic field is what allows us to exist. It deflects harmful radiation. It keeps our water and atmosphere in place. But now it’s acting up — and nobody knows why.

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