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A federal judge in California blocked the city of Oakland's attempt to prevent the shipment of coal through a proposed cargo terminal.
For generations, oil refineries brought jobs—and pollution—to the residents of Wilmington. Can a new generation of youthful activists make it a healthier place to grow up?
Even after 35 years of efforts to resolve the issue, toxic farm water is being pushed into a local park and showing up in the eggs of local bird species.
California, the most polluted state in the country, is engaged in a fight with EPA to keep higher auto emissions standards.
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In 2012, Little Village residents helped shut down a coal plant. Now, a redevelopment company plans to build a distribution center in its place, bringing more dirty trucks to the neighborhood.
With more than 90 percent of the world's plastic going unrecycled, garbage patches the size of Mexico are cropping up around the world. Can they ever be cleaned up?
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The state is moving to reduce plastic pollution by implementing a groundbreaking ban on polystyrene containers that are commonly used throughout the island in the food industry.
Scientists are studying the stomachs of Alaskan seabirds to discover the extent to which plastic pollution is impacting wildlife and human populations in the Aleutian Islands.
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An analysis shows the EPA opened 115 environmental crime cases over the 2017 fiscal year, compared to the nearly 400 cases opened in 2009 under the Obama administration.
Looking back at the rollbacks the president has made to environmental protections and regulations throughout his first year in office.
A new study uncovers an underappreciated source of air pollution in the Golden State: fertilized soil.