Black women, particularly mothers, are leading efforts to treat people currently harmed by toxic neighborhoods and prevent future damage.
Pregnant people across the country lack safe drinking water—so grassroots organizations are stepping in.
Bringing back bivalves and reintroducing aquatic plants can connect people to their waterways—and the ecosystems we all depend on.
An initiative to make the city car-free is prompting a larger dialogue around equity in urban design.
Youth climate activists create companies to transform waste management and give hope.
Fifty Years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the future of America’s waterways hangs in the balance.
Climate-conscious farmers are a powerful force for growing community and a more resilient future.
“Once we collectively feel this connection, this relationship, we can then begin to understand the responsibility we have—the responsibility that I feel, and that my ancestors felt.”
Cities across the U.S. are looking to citizen science for data on heat waves and other climate impacts.
The UN declaration is more than moral posturing. Resolutions like this one have led to effective treaties and national laws.
Methane pollution is poorly tracked, so Diné activists are monitoring it themselves.
The gas industry envisions a network of fossil-fuel dependent plants. Local activists imagine a different path.
Since 2000, toxic tours in this community have evolved from talking about pollution, to now include systemic racism, policing, and mass incarceration.
“Lawmakers need to figure out better ways to balance the interests of industry with protecting people’s health.”
These are dark times, but hope is not lost nor foolish, and change has already begun.
The destruction of burial mounds in Detroit paralleled the displacement and genocide of Indigenous peoples throughout the United States.
Two decades in to the world’s largest seagrass restoration project, Virginia's coastal waters are once again vibrant and healthy ecosystems.
Growing greens can be a powerful tool for change.
An Indian biologist went door-to-door, listening and helping people develop livelihoods, to ultimately save an endangered species.
Construction waste is a huge polluter. An international experiment is hoping to reduce that waste to nothing.
Planting trees is a way to build community and bolster benefits to human and environmental health.
Legislation is pushing back against a waste-based economy by requiring companies to help customers fix their appliances and electronics.
Since California’s program launched in 2013, questions have swirled about whether cap and trade has helped or hurt people living in the shadow of the state’s largest emitters.
Churches and other places of worship helped strike down an industry-backed ballot amendment and delay a massive plastics project.
Environmental advocates in Houston and Detroit are striking a balance between acting fast and making lasting change.
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