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Why is the Environmental Protection Agency refusing to study PFAS? The toxic chemicals are found in drinking water around the country. more

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The first tree huggers were incredibly brave. more

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In today’s America, random mass murder has merged with ecological devastation. more

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As another “unprecedented” storm visits the U.S., flooding threatens some 41 million Americans vulnerable to serious inundation and the toxicity that comes with it. And our traditional approaches to flood risks aren’t keeping us above water. more

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Given its many weaknesses the USMCA can be expected to generate a bruising battle in the U.S. Congress, not to mention Mexico and Canada. more

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Given the new normal, it is time to rethink our approach to floods. The right infrastructure can prevent flooding, rather than treat it after the fact. more

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David Helvarg

Voting blue this fall might literally mean casting a vote for the ocean. more

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Donald Trump has been rolling back protections against exposure to asbestos, which kills an estimated 15,000 people each year in the United States alone. more

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I drink martinis through a straw—which isn’t easy. more

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The coastal plain, opened for oil drilling by the Trump Administration, is the birthplace and nursery for the Porcupine caribou herd, and land that the Gwich’in call, “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins.” more

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Trump and Congressional Republicans want to make it easier to do business and make money—who cares about extinction? more

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The new environmental agency head may be as anti-science Christian Taliban as Scott Pruitt. more

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Trump is redefining America’s relationship to our public oceans, and he’s doing it at a time of chaotic marine and climatic change. more

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Kenneth King

West Virginians have rescued a landmark in American labor history from an assault by powerful coal mining companies. more

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David Helvarg

We want to shift the burden of single-use plastics from the consumer to the perpetrators of a throwaway culture. #The Ocean is Rising #And So Are We. more

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Twelve years ago, my life was irrevocably altered by an environmental toxin. Now, the EPA director is refusing to regulate it. more

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Comrade King

There would be fewer auto deaths if more people used other forms of transportation. But, ironically, one reason that doesn’t happen is because people are afraid to ride their bikes around cars. more

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Rowan Lynam

Sitting over a thousand feet below the surface of the desert, the Navajo aquifer supports the drinking water needs of most of the 7,000 Hopi who live on reservation. But the aquifer is harboring an invisible toxin. more

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Frackfree Mahoning

Pre-election maneuvering—requiring that ballot initiatives jump through hoops and meet certain standards—is undermining local residents' democratic rights. more

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Many residents in West Virginia are about to receive $525 because their water supply has been poisoned. How could this be a bad thing? more

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