"Coal-fired power generation and its notoriously dirty emissions are rapidly declining, but the potential health gains from cleaner air are being stymied by biomass burning and combustion sources, Harvard University researchers found in a new study."
"A Tennessee gravel and sand mining operator has been ignoring a cease and desist letter for months, and opponents say its continued construction on the banks of North America’s most biodiverse river may already be harming wildlife."
"EPA's top enforcement official has directed agents to ramp up inspections in communities that have long been afflicted by pollution and called on agents 'to step in and take necessary action' in cases where state regulators are falling short on the job."
"An overwhelming majority of DuPont de Nemours Inc. investors voted in favor of a proposal calling for more transparency on pollution, rebuffing the chemical giant’s management at its annual meeting."
"A coalition of five environmental groups on Monday sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, saying the corps did not properly analyze environmental impacts when issuing a broad pipeline permit."
"Brad Robinson's eyes roll upward in thought as he counts them out — his mother, father, grandmother, his father-in-law and more. 'All of 'em,' he said. 'Died of cancer, and we never knew why.'"
"A giant oil and gas refinery was served with a “notice of violation” by the Environmental Protection Agency following two major accidents that released noxious fumes and a chemical-filled vapor cloud over nearby neighborhoods in the U.S. Virgin Islands."
Pittsburgh is known for its history of steel production … and of air pollution. In the new Inside Story, reporter Kristina Marusic talks about capturing the health impacts of air emissions in western Pennsylvania, and shares insights on how dogged environmental justice reporting can make the links between pollution cuts and health impacts. Plus, tips on managing a long reporting project, creating infographics and using video.
Lawns can be as much bane as boon for homeowners that care for them throughout the United States. But when their maintenance involves the use of pesticides and fertilizers, they become a much wider concern for community health and the surrounding environment. The latest TipSheet combs through the grass for a better understanding of the problem, and offers ideas and resources for local environmental coverage.
"Indigenous leaders are suing the Canadian government for not providing clean water – and ministers admit they have failed".