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

1 month ago

Help Us Understand Logging and Timber Practices Across Oregon

2 months ago

How Oil Companies Avoided Environmental Accountability After 10.8 Million Gallons Spilled

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

How an Environmental Regulator Became Known for Protecting Industry

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

When Fracking Companies Own the Gas Beneath Your Land

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

United Nations Agency Criticizes Carbon Offsets

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

A Guide to Every Permitted Natural Gas Well in West Virginia

7 months ago

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

22 hours ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Fuel to the Fire

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Congress Passes Measure to Protect Board that Monitors Nuclear Safety

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

How the Army Corps' Hesitation Nearly Destroyed a City

4 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Nuclear Safety Board Slams Energy Department Plan to Weaken Oversight

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Defense Inspector General to Investigate Military's Toxic Open Burning

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Flood Thy Neighbor: Who Stays Dry and Who Decides?

7 months ago

To See How Levees Increase Flooding, We Built Our Own

7 months ago

How "Levee Wars" Are Making Floods Worse

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

How the EPA and the Pentagon Downplayed a Growing Toxic Threat

7 months ago

Suppressed Study: The EPA Underestimated Dangers of Widespread Chemicals

7 months 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.

7 months ago

Congress Aims to Force Pentagon Reform on Open Burning of Munitions

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Canary in the Coal Pond

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Inside a Secretive Lobbying Effort to Deregulate Federal Levees

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

The Six Stages of Trump's Resistance

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Long Story Short

7 months ago

War at Home

7 months ago

Brain Drain At the EPA

7 months ago

The Billion-Dollar Loophole

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

The Bomb That Went Off Twice

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Book Review: The Ordeal of Appalachia

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

How Military Outsourcing Turned Toxic

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Rethinking the 'Infrastructure' Discussion Amid a Blitz of Hurricanes

7 months ago

How the Truth Can Get Damaged in a Hurricane, Too

7 months ago

Development and Disasters — A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Trump Has Broad Power to Block Climate Change Report

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Taxpayers Paid Millions to Design a Low-Cost Ventilator for a Pandemic. Instead, the Company Is Selling Versions of It Overseas.

6 days ago

Life on a Block With an Emergency Morgue Truck: "We Hear the Hum of the Refrigerator Going All Night Long"

6 days ago

Here's Why Florida Got All the Emergency Medical Supplies It Requested While Other States Did Not

16 days ago

They Didn't Have Coronavirus Symptoms Until After They Gave Birth. Then They Tested Positive.

9 days ago

He Was Ordered to Self-Isolate. He Didn't. Now He's Facing Criminal Charges.

6 days ago

A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients

15 days ago

An Employee at an Illinois School We Reported On Has Been Charged With Battering a 7-Year-Old Boy

6 days ago

ProPublica Wins Three SABEW Awards for Business Journalism

6 days ago