Natural burials offer a greener alternative to traditional cemeteries, but Big Funeral is fighting back.
Blue-green algae has bloomed again in Lake Okeechobee, filling waterways with putrid sludge that can contaminate local water and marine animals.
Vietnam either has to change the way it approaches shrimp farming or face the loss of hundreds of hectares of land.
Seagulls search for food near a sewage discharge area next to piles of plastic bottles washed away by the water on the seaside of Ouzai, south of Beirut, on July 19th, 2018.
Those living near factory farms have to contend with noxious odors, toxic emissions, and swarms of insects, and have had little success in obtaining relief—but that is changing.
The proposed mine would sit within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, while parts of it also overlap onto or border the Wondiwoi Mountains Nature Reserve—both protected areas.
Because of Volkswagen's deceptive actions, 10.7 million defective vehicles were sold to customers around the world.
Groups of volunteers clean up plastic waste on a beach in Lima, Peru, during World Environment Day on June 5th, 2018.
Campaigns against single-use plastic waste are picking up steam.
Europe announced it will seek to ban the use of certain common plastic items, including plastic cutlery, straws, plates, swabs, and fishing gear.
News and notes from Pacific Standard staff and contributors.
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.
"This is where we make our living. This is how we live."
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
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.