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In the shadows of Corpus Christi's Refinery Row,a parable of redevelopment and race.

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 10:00
Hillcrest is squeezed between the port and the interstate, hemmed in by oil tanks on one side and miles of refineries on another.

Latinos leading on climate change.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
All across the country, Latinos are working hard to fight polluters and protect our air, water and climate. Here are the Latino voices leading the way in fighting climate change.

Pitching desalination as an environmental justice issue is way off base.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
Rarely, if ever, has a proposed water project been promoted as essential to meet the needs of a particular ethnic group, but that seems to be what some Latino advocacy organizations are claiming in support of a proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

Pruitt's promised directive rattles science advisers.

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:00
U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's suggestion that he'd get rid of advisory committee members who also receive EPA grants has roiled the research community.

Nearly half of the 102 Superfund homes in East Chicago tested by EPA had lead paint. Whose job is it to remove?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
An agency spokesperson said they have no plans to remove it because such activity is outside the authority of the agency's Superfund program.

'Lead in my bones': Living a contaminated life in East Chicago.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:00
The NAACP kicked off an initiative in East Chicago to teach children how to test their soil, water and air for lead.

Secretary Zinke, it's time to call it quits.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
Working to undermine the agency you were charged with leading is not just a betrayal of those who work there; it is a betrayal of the Americans the agency serves.

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.

Johns Hopkins students and staff map Puerto Rico remotely to get aid to victims of Hurricane Maria.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Johns Hopkins is among universities and other groups open-source mapping Puerto Rico to help aid organizations reach victims of Hurricane Maria.

50th anniversary flashback: Reporting the world's biggest environmental stories.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
From oil spills and nuclear waste to climate change, covering the environment has long been a crucial part of the magazine's mission.

Pollution and stress at home combine to spur more hyperactivity.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Breathing dirty air and living in stress combine to increase the likelihood NYC kids will have a behavior disorder.

Interfaith group addresses climate change.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
Interfaith Power and Light, a nonprofit organization represented in 40 states, including North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., has become a leading nationwide faith-based player in the climate change debate.

Undermining the rule of law at the EPA.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
What good are laws without enforcement? Scott Pruitt wants to stop paying the Justice Department for hazardous waste litigation.

Can Hollywood movies about climate change make a difference?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:00
To galvanize audiences: Don’t use apocalyptic plots. But a dose of humor? That might help.

Can dumplings heal a neighborhood divide?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
An ambitious dinner series in Philadelphia spent a year trying to build bridges with food.