PODCAST: No debate: Vaccinate.

In recent years, the Western world has witnessed an "anti-vaccine movement," despite the efficacy of vaccines in preventing disease transmission. What caused this phenomenon, and what can be done to stop it? more…

Inside the secret lobbying of Trump’s nominee for a top Interior spot.

David Bernhardt is a longtime lobbyist for the politically powerful Westlands Water District, which has crusaded for years for more federal irrigation water – and fewer environmental rules — for growers. more…

So what if we’re doomed?

Climate chaos, mass extinction, the collapse of civilization: A guide to facing the ecocide. more…


California shows how states can lead on climate change.

The state is making a bold global statement with its cap-and-trade program. more…

Let's stop failing our children, address lead issue.

Illinois needs to lower the actionable level of lead in a child’s blood to 5 micrograms per deciliter; 10 is far too high. more…

Trump's EPA threatens kids' health by rejecting pesticide ban.

Now the New Jersey Legislature is taking a welcome stand against Trump's Environmental Protection Agency and its chief, Scott Pruitt, over a pesticide called chlorpyrifos. more…


Control Detroit’s dust pollution.

Detroit is open for business, but development must respect the environment and the health of all residents. more…

Enjoy cod’s revival, but the extent of our ruination of the sea remains unknown.

Yes, stocks may have recovered in the North Sea, but overfishing is not the problem in sustaining marine health. more…

The great caterpillar factory.

The bankruptcy of the great caterpillar factories impoverishes entire regions and endangers some bird species wholesale. more…

In the News

EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of Oklahoma.

Pruitt’s frequent visits to Oklahoma have raised concerns among critics that he is cultivating political relationships in the state at taxpayer expense, instead of focusing on his job as head of the environmental regulator. Reuters

Crackdown on East Chicago air polluter stalls under Trump EPA.

The EPA has stalled its crackdown on a company still operating nearby that is a major contributor to chronically dirty air in the community and the broader Chicago area. Chicago Tribune, Illinois

If you’ve ever had Lyme disease, blame the anti-vaxxers.

In 1998 the FDA approved a a drug called Lymerix, and it was pretty effective until the chronic Lyme crowd and the anti-vaxxers started ranting: Mother Jones

‘No jab, no play’: How Australia is handling the vaccination debate.

States are moving to punish child care centers that enroll the unvaccinated, dismissing the objections of those who resist immunization without a valid medical reason. New York Times

Making North Carolina well water safer.

Since so many North Carolina residents draw drinking water from unmonitored private wells, a push is on to improve testing and treatment. North Carolina Health News, North Carolina

Paris plunge: Daily queues after city opens cleaned-up canal to swimmers.

Free swimming at La Villette is first step in Paris’s efforts to reopen some of its murky waterways to casual bathers, and the Seine could be next. The Guardian

For farmers without land, a Long Island lawn will do.

A couple is trying to grow a business by cultivating crops on land that homeowners usually mow. New York Times

Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you think.

A new study has shown that the pollution your car churns out isn’t just a problem for people walking outside, but is twice as dangerous for drivers and those inside the car as previously believed. HuffPost UK, United Kingdom

'No political interference,' DOE study author says.

A veteran energy consultant who penned the leaked draft of a high-profile grid study for Energy Secretary Rick Perry is speaking out about speculation that the report has been politically tainted. EnergyWire

After state ruling, glyphosate weed-killer going but not yet gone in Yountville.

A week and a half after California added one of the world’s most heavily used weed-fighting chemical to its list of cancer-causing substances, Yountville detailed its progress toward lessening its use – but added it will not yet shelve it completely. Napa Valley Register, California

The battle over 2,500-year-old shelters made of poop.

A falcon war in Greenland’s frigid north is a preview of habitat contests to come. The Atlantic

A rich town's choice: Protect its homes or save the beach?

The sandy beach in front of homes in this north San Diego County town is shrinking, and the high tide is edging closer. ClimateWire

One pipeline through VA clears hurdles; another in PA gets fined for violations.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline gets positive environmental review, while spills earn fines and work stoppage for Mariner East 2 project. Chesapeake Bay Journal, Pennsylvania

New C.D.C. chief saw Coca-Cola as ally in obesity fight.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past. New York Times

He thought he just had blisters from a hike. He had flesh-eating bacteria and nearly died.

When Wayne Atkins went to a doctor for a painful blister that wouldn't go away, he learned that his body was being consumed by flesh-eating bacteria. Washington Post

Eat, love, pay.

Hilsa are small fish with a huge fan base, and people will pay to protect them. Hakai Magazine