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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is seen smiling while wearing a suit and tie.

Biden administration launches environmental justice office

Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Biden’s top environment official has returned to what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution.





Researchers aboard the R/V Neuston testing water clarity on Crater Lake.

Scientists work to keep Oregon’s Crater Lake clear for years to come

The clarity of Crater Lake, Oregon's only national park, has remained uncompromised for decades. But other changes are afoot, many of them wrought by a warming climate. Some of these changes have profound implications for the lake’s ecology — and perhaps for its iconic appearance.


Trains containing petroleum crude oil on a rail line outside of Zenith Terminals, sandwiched between the Willamette River and Forest Park in Portland's northwest industrial district.

Zenith Energy to phase out crude oil at Portland terminal

Zenith Energy is proposing to phase out crude oil with renewable fuels in five years. The move comes after the city of Portland and a state environmental agency denied key permits that would have allowed Zenith to expand operations.




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