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The Tension Between Humans and Nature

320 stories published since 2010

The Celebrity-Backed Green “Fintech” Company That Isn’t as Green as It Seems

El mapa más detallado de contaminación atmosférica industrial que causa cáncer en los EE. UU.

¿Puede la contaminación del aire causar cáncer? Lo que usted tiene que saber sobre los riesgos.

¿Vive usted cerca de una instalación industrial? Ayúdenos a investigar la contaminación.

Poison in the Air

The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.

How We Created the Most Detailed Map Ever of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution

Do You Live Near an Industrial Facility? Help Us Investigate.

Can Air Pollution Cause Cancer? What You Need to Know About the Risks.

“They Deserve to Be Safe”: Candidates Call on Florida to Investigate the Health Effects of Sugar Cane Burning

There’s No Cheap Way to Deal With the Climate Crisis

Rich Homeowners Have Endangered Hawaii’s Beaches With Sand Burritos. The State Is Cracking Down.

Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them.

ProPublica Named Finalist for Inaugural Covering Climate Now Journalism Award

Help Us Understand Pacific Northwest Salmon and Treaty Rights

Reporting on Climate Injustice in One of the Hottest Towns in America

40 Million People Rely on the Colorado River. It’s Drying Up Fast.

Unlivable Oasis

We Looked for Some of the Hottest Places in California. We Found Climate Injustice in a Nutshell.

Lawmakers Question California Cap and Trade Policies, Citing ProPublica Report

“A Complete Failure of the State”: Authorities Didn’t Heed Researchers’ Calls to Study Health Effects of Burning Sugar Cane

Postcard From Thermal: Surviving the Climate Gap in Eastern Coachella Valley

We Reported on Pollution From Sugar Cane Burning. Now Federal Lawmakers Want the EPA to Take Action.

ProPublica Wins Two Awards From the Society for Environmental Journalists

Hay humo todos los años. Las compañías azucareras dicen que el aire es saludable.

ProPublica Reporting Projects Recognized for Outstanding Environmental Reporting

Tax-Funded Forest Institute in Oregon Misled Public, May Have Broken State Law, Audit Finds

Testing the Air to Tell a Story: How We Investigated Air Pollution Near Florida’s Sugar Fields

The Smoke Comes Every Year. Sugar Companies Say the Air Is Safe.

Sugar Companies Said Our Investigation Is Flawed and Biased. Let’s Dive Into Why That’s Not the Case.

Some Hawaii Homeowners Damage Beaches to Protect Their Homes. A New Law Could Help Change That.

Oregon Lawmakers Set Out to Increase the Timber Industry’s Tax Bill. Instead, They Cut It Again.

Oregon House Moves to Curb Forest Institute’s Power and Budget

The California Air Resources Board Challenges Our Carbon Credits Investigations. We Respond.

A Nonprofit Promised to Preserve Wildlife. Then It Made Millions Claiming It Could Cut Down Trees.

The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions of Tons of CO2 Into the Atmosphere

“They’re Trying to Make It So We Walk Away”: It’s About to Get Harder to File Lawsuits Saying Sugar Harvesters Poisoned the Air

The Coal Plant Next Door

This Billionaire Governor’s Coal Companies Owe Millions More in Environmental Fines

A Timber Lobbyist Called Our Investigation “Completely Bogus.” We Have the Receipts to Show It’s Not.

Oregon’s Logging Industry Says It Can’t Afford New Taxes. But Prices Have Never Been Higher and Profits Are Soaring.

Hawaii’s Beaches Are Disappearing. New Legislation Could Help ... if It’s Enforced.

“We Have Counties in Deep Trouble”: Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Timber Tax Cuts That Cost Communities Billions

Air Quality Regulators in “Cancer Alley” Have Fallen Dangerously Behind

The Climate Crisis Is Worse Than You Can Imagine. Here’s What Happens If You Try.

The Unfinished Business of Flint’s Water Crisis

Timber Tax Cuts Cost Oregon Towns Billions. Then Polluted Water Drove Up the Price.

Hawaii Officials Promise Changes to Seawall Policies That Have Quickened Beach Destruction

Officials Let Hawaii’s Waterfront Homeowners Damage Public Beaches Again and Again

Hawaii’s Beaches Are Disappearing