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Published: 2017-04-24

 



Canadian oil company pulls out of national park in Peruvian Amazon.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

A Canadian oil and gas company has decided to halt a huge concession in the Peruvian Amazon which was seen as a threat to uncontacted indigenous tribes.



Cancer has exploded in Bihar as people drink water poisoned with arsenic.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Arsenic levels in water have been as high as 3,880 parts per billion in parts of the state. Pollution standards cite 50 parts per billion as harmful.



Fighting against fracking in Colombia.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Indigenous and other communities want Colombia to join France, Germany, Scotland and Bulgaria in banning fracking.



These 6 activists are risking it all in the name of environmental justice.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

The 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize winners fight mining, poaching, and deforestation—sometimes at great personal risk.



Syngenta defends GMO corn as merger shifts blame to China's door.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Thousands of American farmers say they have identified a villain for precipitous price decline in 2013 and the lackluster seasons that followed: Syngenta AG, the Swiss seed marker.



Big Agro on campus.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Universities claim industry-funded research on chemical and pesticide safety is scientifically sound. Not everybody is convinced.



Trump: 100 days that shook the world - and the activists fighting back.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal.



Analysis: Trump’s top environmental win is in cutting protections.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Nearly 100 days into a presidency remarkably thin on legislative success, one area where the Trump administration and Republican-led Congress have notched indisputable gains is on the environment.



Your sunscreen could be endangering the world's coral reefs.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

One of the most common ingredients found in chemical sunscreens could be threatening the health of the world's coral reefs.



International food crops could vanish as groundwater disappears.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

We already know that humans are depleting vital groundwater resources across the globe. But a new study shows one of the biggest causes of disappearing groundwater is the international food trade.



US watching piracy increase off Somalia, sees ties to famine.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

The United States is closely watching a recent increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, a senior U.S. military official said on Sunday.



Fowl play: The chicken farmers being bullied by big poultry.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

More than 97% of US chicken farmers work with a big producer, but many say they’re being treated unfairly - and rules to help protect them are now in limbo.



Qantas apologizes over Brisbane foam spill.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Qantas has met angry commercial fishers affected by a spill of toxic firefighting foam from one of its hangars into Brisbane waterways.



Ministers under fire over bid to delay publication of air pollution plan.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

The government is facing renewed pressure after a last-minute attempt to delay the publication of its plan to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis.



Free bicycles reducing pollution in China.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Innovative bicycle schemes in China and India are tackling chronic air pollution problems and congestion by encouraging people to stop using cars.



Tens of thousands marched for science. Now what?

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Organizers hope that the success of the March for Science signals that researchers are ready to mobilize.



Air Force thumbs its nose at new Michigan safe water law.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

The U.S. Air Force says it won't provide safe drinking water to Oscoda residents affected by chemical pollution from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base because a Michigan law seeking that is discriminatory.



VIDEO: DuPont settlement causing controversy with Waynesboro officials.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

The city of Waynesboro is getting stiffed in the final plan to improve the South River after decades of mercury contamination from the DuPont factory.



Paul Greenberg’s all-fish diet.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Fish has long been Paul Greenberg’s bread and butter. But last year, the fisherman, journalist, and author of Four Fish and American Catch took his relationship to seafood to a new level.



Against all odds, the US tobacco industry is rolling in money.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Profits are booming, despite government regulation, huge legal settlements and fewer smokers.



35 years of American death.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Mortality rates for leading causes of death in every U.S. county from 1980 to 2014.



The rich are living longer and taking more from taxpayers.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Social Security is becoming a much better deal for the wealthy.



Bees face heavy pesticide peril from drawn-out sources.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to an analysis of the bee’s own food.



Can slag heaps help save the planet?

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

British scientists are exploring ways to use the steel industry’s waste to capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.



The electric car revolution now faces its biggest test.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Will people still buy them when the subsidies are gone?



Michael Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate change.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.



How the March for Science finally found its voice.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

After a quiet start, the demonstrators grew louder as they drew closer to Capitol Hill—mirroring the long arc of the protest itself.



March for Science puts Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Hundreds of thousands of climate researchers, oceanographers, bird watchers and other supporters of science rallied in marches around the world on Saturday, in an attempt to bolster scientists’ increasingly precarious status with politicians.



March for Science draws big crowds, clever signs across US.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington.



Republican cracks emerging in Trump's coal-heavy energy plan.

2017-04-24T09:00-05:00

For all Donald Trump’s efforts to revive coal, market forces and some of his own supporters are vying to write their own version of America’s energy future.