The UN declaration is more than moral posturing. Resolutions like this one have led to effective treaties and national laws.
Methane pollution is poorly tracked, so Diné activists are monitoring it themselves.
The gas industry envisions a network of fossil-fuel dependent plants. Local activists imagine a different path.
Since 2000, toxic tours in this community have evolved from talking about pollution, to now include systemic racism, policing, and mass incarceration.
“Lawmakers need to figure out better ways to balance the interests of industry with protecting people’s health.”
These are dark times, but hope is not lost nor foolish, and change has already begun.
The destruction of burial mounds in Detroit paralleled the displacement and genocide of Indigenous peoples throughout the United States.
Growing greens can be a powerful tool for change.
An Indian biologist went door-to-door, listening and helping people develop livelihoods, to ultimately save an endangered species.
Construction waste is a huge polluter. An international experiment is hoping to reduce that waste to nothing.
Legislation is pushing back against a waste-based economy by requiring companies to help customers fix their appliances and electronics.
Since California’s program launched in 2013, questions have swirled about whether cap and trade has helped or hurt people living in the shadow of the state’s largest emitters.
Churches and other places of worship helped strike down an industry-backed ballot amendment and delay a massive plastics project.
Environmental advocates in Houston and Detroit are striking a balance between acting fast and making lasting change.
The blip in emissions will not have a longterm impact unless we invest in sustainable solutions on a grand scale.
Oil wells pollute even after the drilling and pumping stop, so this work could help prevent thousands of tons of potent greenhouse gases from contaminating air and water.
A new group of allies is fighting a proposed asphalt plant that threatens their health and their homes.
The pollution caused by manufacturing, transporting, and disposing plastic harms communities who are already at a higher risk for COVID-19.
Indiana farmers have managed to clean up their pollution. Here’s how they did it.
Replacing grass with even a few plants native to your region can save insects and the ecosystems that depend on them.
To get a big-picture perspective on the plastics that plague beaches, scientists team up with volunteers along the California Coast.