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its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
They survived the BP oil disaster, Hurricane Katrina, and decades of industry spoiling their wetlands. Whatever their future holds, the people of Grand Bayou want to decide it for themselves.
The fossil fuel industry maintains a strong presence in the Pacific Northwest thanks to its international export activity. But ever since a dangerous rail accident in 2016, local residents have served as a fierce check on its growth.
The carcinogen TCE has been lurking in the ground beneath Franklin, Indiana, for decades. Now families are demanding answers.
After an illegal dumping of close to 2,000 tons of dangerous sludge and contaminated materials across the street from two schools, a Kentucky community struggles with what to do next.
As the Trump administration ratchets up its rhetoric demanding billions for a wall, American communities along the Mexico border are in need of basic services, like reliable sewage treatment.
In this low-lying, coastal nation inundated by flood after flood, a rural exodus to the cities is reshaping life everywhere.
Wyoming, the country’s top coal producer, is wrangling support for wind power—and not a moment too soon.
After decades-long decline, a dying wetland gets a second chance, with the help of cross-border collaboration between the United States and Mexico.
Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is home to indigenous people who live in near-total isolation from the rest of the world—and wish to remain that way
The country’s prison industry has little regard for where its facilities are located—even if that means building on noxiously polluted ground.
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