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Cleanup from California fires poses environmental and health risks.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:00
In California, the road ahead to cleanup and the safe return to properties will probably not be smooth or fast. Think of the environmental cleanup after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, as debris and dust swirled through Lower Manhattan.

The end of coal will haunt the Navajo.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:00
The fossil fuel has been an environmental threat and economic necessity for Native American tribes in Arizona. What happens when it's gone?

Trump’s pro-coal agenda is a blow for clean air efforts at Texas' Big Bend park.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
For decades Big Bend's stunning vistas have been compromised by poor air quality that Texas, working with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, is supposed to address.

Minnesota has 2,669 troubled bodies of water, draft list says.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:00
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add more lakes and streams to the state's list of impaired waters.

How California's firestorm spread so mind-bogglingly fast: From 'Diablo' winds to climate trends.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The firestorm that engulfed large parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties in California on Monday will go down in history as one of the worst such events ever recorded in the Golden State.

The EPA acts more like a friend and less like a regulator of utilities.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:00
The EPA needs to listen to public concerns. It may learn something.

Mine to maker: The journey of the world's first Fairtrade African gold – in pictures.

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00
Photographer Ian Berry takes us from Uganda’s makeshift goldmines to a London jeweller’s, documenting how a Fairtrade programme is helping to end the exploitation, mercury poisoning and treacherous conditions faced by Africa’s small-scale miners.

Courts thwart administration's effort to rescind Obama-era environmental regulations.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:00
The rapid-fire push by the Trump administration to wipe out significant chunks of the Obama environmental legacy is running into a not-so-minor complication: Judges.

How an activist minister in Philippines took on the mining barons.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:00
Gina Lopez, who served as the Philippines’ environment chief, talks about her embattled, short-lived tenure and explains why it’s so difficult to rein in the country’s powerful and environmentally destructive mining industry.

Federal moves unlikely to ‘make coal great again,’ experts say at Ohio panel.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The Trump administration’s shifts in energy and environmental policy likely won’t change the downward trajectory of America’s coal sector, industry experts reported at a panel in Cleveland this week.

Call for awareness on environmental dangers of mercury.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta says now is the time to intensify public awareness on mercury issues now that Namibia has become the 75th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

48 environmental rules on the way out under Trump.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
The list shows dozens of environmental policies that the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry.

The Trump administration doesn't care about our air.

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:00
An asthmatic child struggling to breathe on a hot summer day in Baltimore could be the victim of a coal plant in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or another upwind state.

Islamic State occupation wrecks Iraq environment and infrastructure.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
UNEP report provides initial tally of contaminated sites and destroyed water systems.

Sydney waste-power incinerator plans halved amid pollution and health fears.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:00
The plant’s operator seeks approval for a phased development in the face of residents’ opposition and concerns over air quality.

Stark evidence: A warmer world is sparking more and bigger wildfires.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent.

Comic Relief and Fairtrade back ethical gold mining in east Africa.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Hazardous and environmentally damaging small-scale mines produce 20% of the world’s gold.

Cyanide glitters for some.

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Use of the deadly chemical is on the rise in the gold mining industry.

It it safe to eat fish from the Grand River?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The short answer is yes, but it depends on the type and amount of fish and which part of the river it comes from.