Chicago Hunger Strike Against Recycling Plant Grows: “We’re Starving Ourselves to Save People’s Lives”

Activists oppose metal shredder moving to East Side, a low-income Latino community reeling from the effects of industrial pollution.

Taylor Moore The Guardian

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Spike in Birdwatching is a Conservation Boon

The challenge now is to sustain this interest and turn it into political action.

Fiona Cundy, Randy Hester, and Marcia McNally

Scrappy Endeavor

The Global South is a dumping ground for the world’s electronic waste. In Kenya, recyclers are looking to e-waste for resources — and a safer circular economy.

Kang-Chun Cheng

Close the Circuit

If we are to transition to an economy that’s truly green, we cannot afford to ignore the ever-vexing question of what to do with not just our e-waste, but all our crap.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Change Meatpacking Plant Policies that Encourage Workers to Show Up Sick

Meat- and poultry-processing facilities are deadly Covid-19 hotspots, yet punitive employee attendance policies are still in place.

Ruqaiijah Yearby

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No, Frozen Wind Turbines Aren’t the Main Culprit for Texas’ Power Outages

Lost wind power makes up only a fraction of the reduction in power-generating capacity that has brought outages to millions of Texans across the state during a major winter storm.

Erin Douglas Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune

Finding Carbon Sinks in Unlikely Places

Scientists are discovering new carbon sinks in volcanic forearcs and desert aquifers, and adding to the story of Earth’s carbon cycle.

Rachel Sturges

The Extinction Crisis: Coming to a Dinner Table Near You?

Wild plants related to our main agricultural crops are important to future food security. But more than half are endangered, a new study finds.

Tara Lohan

Work Can Be a Violent Experience for Zimbabwe’s Forest Rangers

In Africa's protected areas, nearby communities and rangers are victims of a military approach to conservation.

Tafadzwa Mushonga

Kashmir’s Trout Fishery in Troubled Waters

Ignoring local environmental regulations, the Indian government has approved a spate of gravel- and boulder-mining projects in the valley’s streams.

Riyaz Wani

Celebrities Call on Biden and Harris to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

Indigenous leaders, environmental groups, and stars including Cher and Robert Downey Jr. urge White House in letter.

Nina Lakhani The Guardian

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