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New Air Monitors Among Major Impacts of ProPublica Toxic Air Pollution Reporting

18 hours ago

The Racism, and Resilience, Behind Today's Salmon Crisis

5 days ago

This Hurricane-Ravaged Town Has Waited Years for Long-Term Aid. It Could Happen Again.

12 days ago

The Tragedy of North Birmingham

29 days ago

A Year After Hurricane Ida Caused Flood Deaths, Officials Are Starting to Address Storm Drain Dangers

30 days ago

Texas-Mexico Border Town Approves Air Pollution Monitoring Following ProPublica and Texas Tribune Investigation

1 month ago

As Colorado River Dries, the U.S. Teeters on the Brink of Larger Water Crisis

1 month ago

Visualizing Toxic Air

1 month ago

Joe Manchin's Price for Supporting the Climate Change Bill: A Natural Gas Pipeline in His Home State

1 month ago

How a Federal Agency Is Contributing to Salmon's Decline in the Northwest

1 month ago

Barbados Resists Climate Colonialism in an Effort to Survive the Costs of Global Warming

2 months ago

The Supreme Court's EPA Decision Could Hamper Regulators' Ability to Protect the Public

2 months ago

The Polluter Just Got a Million-Dollar Fine. That Won't Cure This Woman's Rare Cancer.

3 months ago

Utah Officials Called It the "Year of Water." Special Interests Still Resist Conservation.

3 months ago

Louisiana Sued Hurricane Katrina Survivors for Misusing Recovery Grants. Now It Has Halted Collection Efforts.

3 months ago

How Not to Count Salmon

3 months ago

The U.S. Has Spent More Than $2 Billion on a Plan to Save Salmon. The Fish Are Vanishing Anyway.

4 months ago

Air Monitors Alone Won't Save Communities From Toxic Industrial Air Pollution

4 months ago

Katrina Survivors Were Told They Could Use Grant Money to Rebuild. Now They're Being Sued for It.

4 months ago

The Southwest's Drought and Fires Are a Window to Our Climate Change Future

4 months ago

She's Supposed to Protect Americans From Toxic Chemicals. First, She Just Has to Fix Trump's Mess and Decades of Neglect.

6 months ago

State Launches Cancer Study After ProPublica Identifies Toxic Air Pollution Hot Spot

6 months ago

We're Releasing the Data Behind Our Toxic Air Analysis

6 months ago

Washington State Budgets $1.6 Million for Study and Removal of Toxic Lights

6 months ago

Representatives Introduce $500 Million Air Quality Bill, Citing ProPublica's Investigations

7 months ago

Rechaza la EPA la norma de Texas que es más indulgente para un contaminante atmosférico muy tóxico

7 months ago

Planta de esterilización de equipo médico contamina con sustancias cancerígenas a decenas de miles de alumnos

7 months ago

School District Where Toxic Chemicals Lingered for Years Offers $34 Million Settlement to Families

7 months ago

How the Sugar Industry Makes Political Friends and Influences Elections

7 months ago

What Germany's Effort to Leave Coal Behind Can Teach the U.S.

7 months ago

EPA Rejects Texas' More Lenient Standard for Highly Toxic Air Pollutant

8 months ago

EPA Takes Action to Combat Industrial Air Pollution

8 months ago

California's Forever Fire

8 months ago

After Years of Complaints, Florida Improves Pollution Monitoring Near Burning Sugar Cane Fields

9 months ago

Burning Sugar Cane Pollutes Communities of Color in Florida. Brazil Shows There's Another Way.

9 months ago

A Plant That Sterilizes Medical Equipment Spews Cancer-Causing Pollution on Tens of Thousands of Schoolchildren

9 months ago

How Black Communities Become "Sacrifice Zones" for Industrial Air Pollution

9 months ago

The Dirty Secret of America's Clean Dishes

9 months ago

What's Polluting the Air? Not Even the EPA Can Say.

9 months ago

When Home Is a Toxic Hot Spot

9 months ago

Veneno en el aire

9 months ago

They Knew Industrial Pollution Was Ruining the Neighborhood's Air. If Only Regulators Had Listened.

10 months ago

The EPA Administrator Visited Cancer-Causing Air Pollution Hot Spots Highlighted by ProPublica and Promised Reforms

10 months ago

The Celebrity-Backed Green "Fintech" Company That Isn't as Green as It Seems

10 months ago

El mapa más detallado de contaminación atmosférica industrial que causa cáncer en los EE. UU.

10 months ago

¿Puede la contaminación del aire causar cáncer? Lo que usted tiene que saber sobre los riesgos.

10 months ago

¿Vive usted cerca de una instalación industrial? Ayúdenos a investigar la contaminación.

10 months ago

Poison in the Air

10 months ago

The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.

10 months ago

Can Air Pollution Cause Cancer? What You Need to Know About the Risks.

10 months ago

Do You Live Near an Industrial Facility? Help Us Investigate.

10 months ago

How We Created the Most Detailed Map Ever of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution

10 months ago

"They Deserve to Be Safe": Candidates Call on Florida to Investigate the Health Effects of Sugar Cane Burning

11 months ago

There's No Cheap Way to Deal With the Climate Crisis

11 months ago

Rich Homeowners Have Endangered Hawaii's Beaches With Sand Burritos. The State Is Cracking Down.

11 months ago

Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them.

11 months ago

ProPublica Named Finalist for Inaugural Covering Climate Now Journalism Award

1 year ago

Help Us Understand Pacific Northwest Salmon and Treaty Rights

1 year ago

Reporting on Climate Injustice in One of the Hottest Towns in America

1 year ago

40 Million People Rely on the Colorado River. It's Drying Up Fast.

4 months ago

We Looked for Some of the Hottest Places in California. We Found Climate Injustice in a Nutshell.

1 year ago

Lawmakers Question California Cap and Trade Policies, Citing ProPublica Report

11 months ago

"A Complete Failure of the State": Authorities Didn't Heed Researchers' Calls to Study Health Effects of Burning Sugar Cane

11 months ago

Postcard From Thermal: Surviving the Climate Gap in Eastern Coachella Valley

1 year ago

We Reported on Pollution From Sugar Cane Burning. Now Federal Lawmakers Want the EPA to Take Action.

11 months ago

ProPublica Wins Two Awards From the Society for Environmental Journalists

1 year ago

Hay humo todos los años. Las compañías azucareras dicen que el aire es saludable.

3 months ago

ProPublica Reporting Projects Recognized for Outstanding Environmental Reporting

1 year ago

Tax-Funded Forest Institute in Oregon Misled Public, May Have Broken State Law, Audit Finds

11 months ago

Testing the Air to Tell a Story: How We Investigated Air Pollution Near Florida's Sugar Fields

11 months ago

The Smoke Comes Every Year. Sugar Companies Say the Air Is Safe.

1 year ago

Sugar Companies Said Our Investigation Is Flawed and Biased. Let's Dive Into Why That's Not the Case.

1 year ago

Some Hawaii Homeowners Damage Beaches to Protect Their Homes. A New Law Could Help Change That.

11 months ago

Oregon Lawmakers Set Out to Increase the Timber Industry's Tax Bill. Instead, They Cut It Again.

11 months ago

Oregon House Moves to Curb Forest Institute's Power and Budget

11 months ago

The California Air Resources Board Challenges Our Carbon Credits Investigations. We Respond.

11 months ago

A Nonprofit Promised to Preserve Wildlife. Then It Made Millions Claiming It Could Cut Down Trees.

11 months ago

The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions of Tons of CO2 Into the Atmosphere

1 year ago

"They're Trying to Make It So We Walk Away": It's About to Get Harder to File Lawsuits Saying Sugar Harvesters Poisoned the Air

1 year ago

The Coal Plant Next Door

1 year ago

This Billionaire Governor's Coal Companies Owe Millions More in Environmental Fines

1 year ago

A Timber Lobbyist Called Our Investigation "Completely Bogus." We Have the Receipts to Show It's Not.

1 year ago

Oregon's Logging Industry Says It Can't Afford New Taxes. But Prices Have Never Been Higher and Profits Are Soaring.

11 months ago

Hawaii's Beaches Are Disappearing. New Legislation Could Help ... if It's Enforced.

1 year ago

"We Have Counties in Deep Trouble": Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Timber Tax Cuts That Cost Communities Billions

1 year ago

Air Quality Regulators in "Cancer Alley" Have Fallen Dangerously Behind

1 year ago

The Climate Crisis Is Worse Than You Can Imagine. Here's What Happens If You Try.

1 year ago

The Unfinished Business of Flint's Water Crisis

11 months ago

Timber Tax Cuts Cost Oregon Towns Billions. Then Polluted Water Drove Up the Price.

1 year ago

Hawaii Officials Promise Changes to Seawall Policies That Have Quickened Beach Destruction

1 year ago

Officials Let Hawaii's Waterfront Homeowners Damage Public Beaches Again and Again

1 year ago

Hawaii's Beaches Are Disappearing

1 year ago

John Kerry, Biden's Climate Czar, Talks About Saving the Planet

1 year ago

The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World

1 year ago

Federal Regulators Are Rewriting Environmental Rules So a Massive Pipeline Can Be Built

1 year ago

How Famous Surfers and Wealthy Homeowners Are Endangering Hawaii's Beaches

1 year ago

A Coal Company Owned by This Billionaire Governor Has Pledged to Stop Breaking Pollution Laws

1 year ago

A Power Company's Quiet Land-Buying Spree Could Shield It From Coal Ash Cleanup Costs

1 year ago

Oceanfront Property Tied to Obama Granted Exemption From Hawaii's Environmental Laws

1 year ago

Climate Change Will Make Parts of the U.S. Uninhabitable. Americans Are Still Moving There.

1 year ago

Permit for Controversial $9 Billion Plastics Plant in "Chemical Alley" to Be Put on Hold

1 year ago

Despite What the Logging Industry Says, Cutting Down Trees Isn't Stopping Catastrophic Wildfires

1 year ago

The EPA Refuses to Reduce Pollutants Linked to Coronavirus Deaths

1 year ago

New Maps Show How Climate Change is Making California's "Fire Weather" Worse

1 year ago

California Will Keep Burning. But Housing Policy Is Making It Worse.

1 year ago

It's His Land. Now a Canadian Company Gets to Take It.

1 year ago

Gov. Gavin Newsom Says California Is Cracking Down on Oil Spills. But Our Reporting Shows Many Are Still Flowing.

2 years ago

What the Photos of Wildfires and Smoke Don't Show You

2 years ago

Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.

2 years ago

A Wealthy Governor's Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators

1 year ago

Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

2 years ago

New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States

2 years ago

New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas

2 years ago

The Climate Crisis Is Happening Right Now. Just Look at California's Weekend.

2 years ago

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Calls for Audit After Our Reporting on a State Institute That Lobbied for the Timber Industry

2 years ago

The Mystery House: How a Suspicious Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Deal Is Connected to California's Deadliest Fire

2 years ago

Obama and the Beach House Loopholes

2 years ago

Burial Site Found on a Property Tied to Obama, Causing Tension With Native Hawaiians

2 years ago

¿A dónde se irán todos?

2 years ago

Where Will Everyone Go?

2 years ago

About Our Climate Migration Model

2 years ago

How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California's Deadliest Fire

2 years ago

Big Money Bought the Forests. Small Logging Communities Are Paying the Price.

2 years ago

How We Analyzed Data From Oregon's Timber Industry

2 years ago

The Financial Catastrophe That Coronavirus Brought to Small Towns

2 years ago

How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease

2 years ago

How Louisiana Lawmakers Stop Residents' Efforts to Fight Big Oil and Gas

2 years ago

Help Us Understand Logging and Timber Practices Across Oregon

2 years ago

How Oil Companies Avoided Environmental Accountability After 10.8 Million Gallons Spilled

2 years ago

In "Cancer Alley," Toxic Polluters Face Little Oversight From Environmental Regulators

2 years ago

How an Environmental Regulator Became Known for Protecting Industry

2 years ago

Chemical Companies Are Building Their Plants Overseas and Shipping Them Back In. They Still Get State Tax Breaks.

2 years ago

Health Officials in "Cancer Alley" Will Study if Living Near a Controversial Chemical Plant Causes Cancer

2 years ago

What Could Happen if a $9.4 Billion Chemical Plant Comes to "Cancer Alley"

2 years ago

Cap and Trade Is Supposed to Solve Climate Change, but Oil and Gas Company Emissions Are Up

2 years ago

New EPA Rules Aim to Reduce Toxic Emissions. But Many "Cancer Alley" Chemical Plants Won't Have to Change.

2 years ago

Even Louisiana's Wealthier Neighborhoods Can't Escape Toxic Air in "Cancer Alley"

2 years ago

I've Investigated Industrial Pollution for 35 Years. We're Going Backwards.

2 years ago

In a Notoriously Polluted Area of the Country, Massive New Chemical Plants Are Still Moving In

2 years ago

How We Found New Chemical Plants Are Being Built in South Louisiana's Most Polluted Areas

2 years ago

Welcome to "Cancer Alley," Where Toxic Air Is About to Get Worse

2 years ago

Why Louisiana's Air Quality Is Going From Bad to Worse, in 3 Charts

2 years ago

A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come

2 years ago

The Word Nobody Wanted to Say at the UN Climate Action Summit

2 years ago

Inside the Trump Administration's Chaotic Dismantling of the Federal Land Agency

3 years ago

MIT Media Lab Kept Regulators in the Dark, Dumped Chemicals in Excess of Legal Limit

3 years ago

If Carbon Offsets Require Forests to Stay Standing, What Happens When the Amazon Is on Fire?

3 years ago

Proposed California Law Would Punish Companies for Failing to Limit Harm to the Planet's Forests

3 years ago

When Fracking Companies Own the Gas Beneath Your Land

3 years ago

A Resolution Condemning Pipeline Challengers Passed Easily. A Pipeline Lobbyist Wrote It.

3 years ago

California Legislators Urge Caution, but Greenlight a Plan That Could Lead to the Widespread Use of Forestry Offsets

3 years ago

United Nations Agency Criticizes Carbon Offsets

3 years ago

Fracking Companies Lost on Trespassing, but a Court Just Gave Them a Different Win

3 years ago

Court to Big Fracking Company: Trespassing Still Exists — Even For You

3 years ago

Una Verdad (Aún Más) Inconveniente Por qué los créditos de carbono para preservación forestal podrían ser peores que no tener nada

3 years ago

These 4 Arguments Can't Overcome the Facts About Carbon Offsets for Forest Preservation

3 years ago

Uma Verdade (Ainda Mais) Inconveniente: Por que créditos de carbono para preservar florestas podem ser pior do que nada

3 years ago

An (Even More) Inconvenient Truth: Why Carbon Credits For Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing

3 years ago

New Jersey's $300 Million Nuclear Power Bailout Is Facing a Court Challenge. Does It Have a Chance?

3 years ago

Nuclear Lobbying Power: N.J. Utility Customers Will Pay $300M in Subsidies

3 years ago

In a Time of Cheap Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power Companies Are Seeking — and Getting — Big Subsidies

3 years ago

Residents Say Natural Gas Production Is Marring West Virginia. And the Legislature Isn't Doing Anything About It.

3 years ago

A Guide to Every Permitted Natural Gas Well in West Virginia

3 years ago

New Jersey Said 10 Years Ago It Would Rank Its Most Contaminated Sites. It Never Did.

2 years ago

Large Natural Gas Producer to Pay West Virginia Plaintiffs $53.5 Million to Settle Royalty Dispute

3 years ago

Scientists Call for Drastic Drop in Emissions. U.S. Appears to Have Gone the Other Way.

3 years ago

Powerless: What It Looks and Sounds Like When a Gas Driller Overruns Your Land

3 years ago

California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it.

3 years ago

He is West Virginia's Speaker of the House — and a Lawyer for Natural Gas Companies

3 years ago

A Hog Waste Agreement Lacked Teeth, and Some North Carolinians Say They're Left to Suffer

3 years ago

Fuel to the Fire

3 years ago

Photos: An Indonesian Village That's Fighting for Its Life

5 months ago

Century-Old West Virginia Leases Yield Paltry Gas Royalties. A Suit Could Cut Others' Payouts to a Trickle, Too.

3 years ago

West Virginia's Natural Gas Industry Keeps Pushing to Whittle Away Payments to Residents

3 years ago

"Jobs Alliance" Backed by Coal Giant Loses Bid To Stop West Virginia Natural Gas Plant

3 years ago

Another West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Declines to Step Aside in Another Natural Gas Case

3 years ago

Another Court Ruling Against a West Virginia Pipeline, Then Another Effort to Change the Rules

3 years ago

"Jobs Alliance," Funded by Trump Backer, Tries to Block Gas Plants That Would Bring Jobs to West Virginia

3 years ago

"A Never-Ending Commitment": The High Cost of Preserving Vulnerable Beaches

3 years ago

Congress Passes Measure to Protect Board that Monitors Nuclear Safety

3 years ago

Hurricane Florence's Surge Is Expected to Hit Homes That Already Cost the Government Millions

3 years ago

Potential Insurance Bill From Hurricane Florence Could Take Toll on Wallets Far From North Carolina's Coast

3 years ago

There Was a Plan to Save This City From Flooding. But When the Rains Came, So Did Hesitance.

3 years ago

How the Army Corps' Hesitation Nearly Destroyed a City

2 years ago

New Mexico Senators Speak Out Over Order They Say Would Hamper Nuclear Safety Board

3 years ago

Natural Gas Industry Again Beats a Tiny West Virginia County That Wanted to Control Its Destiny

3 years ago

Nuclear Safety Board Slams Energy Department Plan to Weaken Oversight

1 year ago

How One West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Gave Natural Gas a Big Victory and Shortchanged Residents

3 years ago

Defense Inspector General to Investigate Military's Toxic Open Burning

3 years ago

What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? Authorities Change the Rules.

3 years ago

How "Levee Wars" Are Making Floods Worse

3 years ago

Flood Thy Neighbor: Who Stays Dry and Who Decides?

3 years ago

To See How Levees Increase Flooding, We Built Our Own

3 years ago

Undercooked: An Expensive Push to Save Lives and Protect the Planet Falls Short

3 years ago

How the EPA and the Pentagon Downplayed a Growing Toxic Threat

3 years ago

Suppressed Study: The EPA Underestimated Dangers of Widespread Chemicals

3 years ago

West Virginia Paid for a CEO to Go on a Trade Delegation to China. Turns Out, He Was Promoting His Company's Interests, Too.

3 years ago

Congress Aims to Force Pentagon Reform on Open Burning of Munitions

3 years ago

Two Leading Bidders for Lucrative Los Alamos Lab Contract Have Checkered Safety Records

3 years ago

Get an Inside Look at the Department of Defense's Struggle to Fix Pollution at More Than 39,000 Sites

3 years ago

Climate Change and Vulnerable Communities — Let's Talk About This Hot Mess.

3 years ago

The Coal Industry Extracted a Steep Price From West Virginia. Now Natural Gas Is Leading the State Down the Same Path.

3 years ago

Canary in the Coal Pond

2 years ago

Inside a Secretive Lobbying Effort to Deregulate Federal Levees

3 years ago

New Model Shows Towns on the Wrong Side of an Illinois Levee District Are Treading Water

3 years ago

How Overbuilt Levees Along the Upper Mississippi River Push Floods Onto Others

3 years ago

The Six Stages of Trump's Resistance

3 years ago

Canadian Research Adds to Worry Over an Environmental Threat the Pentagon Has Downplayed for Decades

3 years ago

Long Story Short

3 years ago

War at Home

3 years ago

Brain Drain At the EPA

3 years ago

The Billion-Dollar Loophole

3 years ago

What It's Like Inside the Trump Administration's Regulatory Rollback at the EPA

3 years ago

The Bomb That Went Off Twice

2 years ago

Buyouts Won't Be the Answer for Many Frequent Flooding Victims

3 years ago

Book Review: The Ordeal of Appalachia

3 years ago

FEMA Had a Plan for Responding to a Hurricane in Puerto Rico — But It Doesn't Want You to See It

3 years ago

Everyone Knew Houston's Reservoirs Would Flood — Except for the People Who Bought Homes Inside Them

3 years ago

How Military Outsourcing Turned Toxic

3 years ago

Independent Monitors Found Benzene Levels After Harvey Six Times Higher Than Guidelines

3 years ago

Rethinking the 'Infrastructure' Discussion Amid a Blitz of Hurricanes

3 years ago

How the Truth Can Get Damaged in a Hurricane, Too

3 years ago

Development and Disasters — A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

3 years ago

Houston's Dams Won't Fail. But Many Homes Will Have to Be Flooded to Save Them

3 years ago

Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report

3 years ago

Dangerous Pollutants in Military's Open Burns Greater Than Thought, Tests Indicate

3 years ago

Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost?

2 years ago

One Year, One Facility, 1.7 Million Pounds of Hazardous Waste Burned in Open Air

2 years ago

In Colfax, Echoes of Another Conflict

2 years ago

Open Burns, Ill Winds

2 years ago

In Flint Water Crisis, Could Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Actually Lead to Prison Time?

2 years ago

There Are Lots of Climate Uncertainties. Let's Acknowledge and Plan for Them With Honesty.

2 years ago

As One of Its Chief Sources of Water Dries Up, California Eases Restrictions on Use Nonetheless

2 years ago

Drought be Dammed

2 years ago

'We're Sitting Ducks'

2 years ago

Hell and High Water (Full Text)

1 year ago

Less Than Zero

2 years ago

How Much Water Does the West Really Have?

2 years ago

Picturing the Drought

2 years ago

End of the Miracle Machines: Inside the Power Plant Fueling America's Drought

2 years ago

A Wonder in Decline

2 years ago

Use It or Lose It: Across the West, Exercising One's Right to Waste Water

2 years ago

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, While Water Supplies Last

2 years ago

The 'Water Witch': Pat Mulroy Preached Conservation While Backing Growth in Las Vegas

2 years ago

What You Need to Know About the Water Crisis in the West

1 year ago

Killing the Colorado: Explore the River

2 years ago

Holy Crop: How Federal Dollars Are Financing the Water Crisis in the West

2 years ago

Sharpening the Government's Blurry Maps

2 years ago

Federal Flood Maps Left New York Unprepared for Sandy — and FEMA Knew It

2 years ago

What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little

2 years ago

Using Outdated Data, FEMA Is Wrongly Placing Homeowners in Flood Zones

2 years ago

Why So Many Flood Maps Are Still Out of Date

2 years ago

Four Ways the Government Subsidizes Risky Coastal Rebuilding

2 years ago

Without a Final Map, New York Rebuilds on Uncertain Ground

2 years ago

As Need for New Flood Maps Rises, Congress and Obama Cut Funding

2 years ago

After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood Zones

2 years ago

Why 58 Representatives Who Voted for Hurricane Katrina Aid Voted Against Aid for Sandy

2 years ago