Climate Change

EPA proposal would let states relax coal plant pollution rules
EPA proposal would let states relax coal plant pollution rules
The change could increase contamination from coal ash leaching into groundwater.
Should scientists speak up for climate action?
Should scientists speak up for climate action?
How to balance professional objectivity and the existential threat of climate change.
How to celebrate Earth Day
How to celebrate Earth Day
Stand up for public lands, fight climate change and get outside this April 22 — and all year long.
Extreme weather makes us pay attention to climate
But some will have trouble adapting
Why Washington's only coal-fired power plant is having a bad year
Which is good news for emissions
Great hope, great fear
Great hope, great fear
The threat of climate change is terrifying, especially for people who fear for their children's future, but there is still hope, if we start working together.
Haze be gone
EPA tells the San Juan Generating Station to clean up its act
Yellowstone leak highlights a different kind of oil spill
Yellowstone leak highlights a different kind of oil spill
A recent oil spill in Montana's Yellowstone River reminds Westerners that not all such environmental disasters happen in the Gulf of Mexico.
How troubling is ocean acidification?
Troubling enough to possibly devastate the fishing economy
Ice matters
Ice matters
We're not just losing our glaciers; we're unraveling the systems that sustain all life on earth.
The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide
The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide
California places tough restrictions on the pesticide methyl iodide, but opponents believe that's not enough to protect workers and the environment.
Famous or obscure, our rivers are priceless
Famous or obscure, our rivers are priceless
The oil spill on the Yellowstone River is just one of too many disasters caused by our addiction to petroleum.
If polluting was a criminal offense, would it happen as much?
Give a hoot, don't pollute...or go to jail
It's getting hot out here
The new "normal" gets hotter with climate change
Doing the unspeakable
A new political vocabulary for climate change
Reclaiming TSCA, One Chemical at a Time
EPA reevaluates trade secret status of toxic substances
Freedom Ride West: Toxic Reality
EJ advocate Hilton Kelley delivered a message of urban renewal at Telluride Mountain Film
The Sound of ... Journalism?
Telling science stories through music videos
Welcome to Shingle Mountain, Colorado
Local recycling effort has neighbors concerned about their health and the environment
Mopping up at Los Alamos
A settlement requires the defense lab to clean up polluted runoff.
CAFO air pollution crackdown?
Groups petition EPA to regulate ammonia
This Earth Day, it's all about the air
This Earth Day, it's all about the air
If you can take a nice deep breath and enjoy a clear blue sky, thank the Clean Air Act.
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