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Recent News

• Living Closer to Oil and Gas Drilling Linked to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications, New Study Finds
• Ghosts of Polluters Past
• The first offshore wind lease sale under Biden is coming soon. Will the fishing industry intervene?
• Ocean warmth sets record high in 2021 as a result of greenhouse gas emissions
• Coal was dying. Then 2021 happened.

Toxic Churn

How the legacy of former industrial sites pollutes American cities today.

Americans agree on something: Get single-use plastics out of our national parks

A new poll finds bipartisan support for ridding parks of plastic.

Spring in January?

I stood in shirt sleeves and watched a honeybee settle into the bright red and yellow camellia blossom in my Bethesda yard. It was about 63˚F, but it was January 2, not April 2. The next day, temperatures plunged and some eight inches of snow bent my camellia bush to the ground and sent birds scrambling for my snow-laden feeders.

This Wonder Bird Flies Thousands of Miles, Non-Stop, as Part of an Epic Migration

The more scientists learn about the Hudsonian godwit, the more they’re amazed—and worried.

Silence is Not Golden

In 1962, Rachel Carson published her groundbreaking book Silent Spring. It begins with “a fable for tomorrow”

Building equity into the renewable energy transition

Community and labor organizers shape New Mexico’s changing economy.