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Environment



We Still Live Here: Coal Activists Fight On in Heart-Wrenching New Film

As The Both of Me makes clear, the self-destruction of Appalachia has never ended.

Jeff Biggers ·


Toward Disability Justice: Don't Forget the Plastic That Gives Me Freedom

Recycling and manufacturing "green" medical supplies seems not to be an issue for environmentalists. But it should be.

Luticha Andre Doucette ·


Despite Risks, Climate Activists Lead Fight Against Oil Giant's Drilling Projects in Uganda

"We cannot drink oil. This is why we cannot accept the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline." 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


As Bayer Considers Ending Some US Glyphosate Sales, Campaigners Urge EPA to Enact Full Ban

"Unless this cancer-causing weedkiller is banned by the Environmental Protection Agency or Bayer cuts its losses and stops making it, people will continue to be exposed and risk serious illness."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'This Is Climate Denial': Biden Goes to Bat for Massive Alaska Drilling Project Approved Under Trump

"Burning that oil would create nearly 260 million metric tons of CO2 emissions—about the equivalent of what is produced by 66 coal-fired power plants."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Court Rules Australian Government Has Duty to Protect Children, Environment From Climate Impacts

"This is the first time a court of law, anywhere in the world, has recognized that a government minister has a duty of care to protect young people from the catastrophic harms of climate change."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


When It Comes to Protecting America's Rivers and Streams, There's No Room for Compromise on Science

Michael Regan, President Biden's EPA administrator, must prioritize science and water quality over the demands of big industry.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·


'Landslide Victory for Climate Justice': Court Rules Shell Must Cut CO2 Emissions 45% by 2030

"This is a turning point in history," said an attorney who noted that the ruling "may also have major consequences for other big polluters."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


US Insurance Giants Worsening Climate Crisis, Biodiversity Loss, and Human Rights Violations: Report

"Despite the sector's expertise in identifying, forecasting, and managing risk, it continues to support companies responsible for climate change, including those engaged in coal, tar sands, and Arctic oil and gas."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


In Victory for Public Health, Biden's EPA Reverses Trump-Era 'Secret Science' Rule

"The Biden administration is making clear that the best available science, and not political interference from industry, will guide the EPA's decisions on protecting the public from pollution."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·