Climate and Environment
Clear-eyed reporting on the science and politics of climate change, nuclear accidents and natural disasters — with in-depth coverage of the EPA, disaster relief, melting glaciers and more.
For years, hundreds of workers at the Gopher Resource lead smelting plant in Florida were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the air.
March 25, 2021
These five projects illuminate the science, politics and impacts of climate change.
February 19, 2021
Unlike many sectors of the U.S. economy, plastic — an industry examined in the March 2020 documentary "Plastic Wars" — is increasing during COVID. But growth also means more waste in landfills.
February 17, 2021
The oil and plastic industry, which makes plastic pellets, says it has programs in place to prevent any spills. But NPR and FRONTLINE found top officials have known about the problem for decades, even as they successfully fended off regulation that might have kept them in check.
December 22, 2020
These five projects illuminate the science, politics and impact of climate change.
November 4, 2020
The largest benefactors of the settlement are the city’s most vulnerable — the children. Nearly 80 percent of the funds will be distributed to those who were children during the water crisis.
August 20, 2020
“Deflect, Delay, Defer”: Decade of Pacific Gas & Electric Wildfire Safety Pushback Preceded Disasters
A FRONTLINE review of documents and hearings shows that Pacific Gas & Electric spent the better part of 10 years fiercely resisting calls for critical wildfire safety reforms.
August 18, 2020
The Pebble mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay got a new lease on life under the Trump administration. A decision on whether to permit the mine is expected later this year.
May 27, 2020
Watch "War on the EPA" for the backstory on how the battle over environmental regulations and climate science has been waged.
April 10, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is allowing regulated industries to use their own discretion to report violations of clean air and water laws.
New Mexico PBS
April 3, 2020
Facing a public outcry over the plastic pollution crisis, some of the world’s biggest consumer brand companies have promised to dramatically boost recycling. Yet some of those same companies have made — and failed to deliver on — similar promises in the past.
March 31, 2020
The vast majority of plastic — about 76 percent — ends up in landfills. Here's what to do about yours.
March 31, 2020