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Climate Change Demands New Paradigm for Disaster Management

Expert BlogUnited StatesRob Moore
As climate change makes catastrophic events like Hurricane Ida, the Caldor and Dixie fires in California, and prolonged drought in the southwestern United States more likely and more severe (and recovery more costly), we need an overhaul of how we…

Staggering Public Support to Protect Bristol Bay, AK

Expert BlogAlaskaTaryn Kiekow Heimer

On the sixth anniversary of President Obama’s visit to Bristol Bay, the message to EPA is clear: Pebble Mine must be stopped, and Bristol Bay must be permanently protected. The numbers are in—again—and show unwavering public support for EPA to…

One Year On: The Toll and the Lessons of the Pandemic

Expert BlogUnited StatesMitchell Bernard
We must build back from the pandemic better than before, lay the foundations for the strong, durable, and broad-based recovery we need, and promote a more just and equitable society.

Paris Climate Agreement: Everything You Need to Know

GuideInternationalMelissa Denchak
The Paris Agreement charted a new course in the effort to combat global climate change, requiring countries to make commitments and progressively strengthen them. Here’s what the accord seeks to achieve, and why our future may depend on its success.

The COVID-19 Impacts You May Not See

PerspectivesUnited StatesMaudlyne Ihejirika
In Part Two of our “Pandemic at Work” series, three undocumented immigrants share their struggles for a paycheck, a future, and simply, acknowledgment.

Happy 50th Birthday, EPA

PerspectivesUnited StatesJeff Turrentine
We’ve seen you at your best and, currently, at your absolute worst. But things are looking up for you again—just when we need you the most.

Biden Promises Climate-forward, Equitable Transportation

Expert BlogUnited StatesAnn Shikany, Luke Tonachel
The Biden-Harris administration has a plan for transportation to meet our climate goals by accelerating the deployment of electric vehicles, investing in 500,000 charging outlets by 2030, and providing every American city with 100,000 or more residents with high-quality, zero-emissions…

Pebble Mine: “Tapes? What Tapes??”

Expert BlogJoel Reynolds
Ignoring shocking undercover videotapes released last week, CEO of Canadian owner of proposed Bristol Bay copper mine asserts “rule of law” dictates approval of federal permit.

EPA “Action” on Toxic Chemicals: Thanks, but No Thanks

Expert BlogDaniel Rosenberg
EPA continues to use administrative stalling tactics to avoid taking real action to protect the public from the whole class of Teflon "forever" PFAS chemicals and the acutely toxic methylene chloride.

States Keep Rolling on HFC Phase-Down

Expert BlogDavid Doniger
States are stepping in to keep the phase-down of the super climate pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) on track. The latest big step comes from Washington State.