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Environmental crime money easy to stash in US due to loopholes, report finds

Secrecy and lax oversight mean illegal loggers and miners in Amazon can park billions in real estate and other assets.

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New top cop at the EPA aims to get enforcement back on track

The head of the unit that investigates environmental crimes is promising to “hold polluters accountable.”
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Pennsylvania lets polluter resume drilling in protected zone, outraging residents in fracking's 'ground zero'

Order was quietly signed on the same day that residents celebrated the energy company’s plea deal on charges of environmental crimes.
Expectations run high as an exuberant Lula speaks at climate summit

Expectations run high as an exuberant Lula speaks at climate summit

On Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s first trip abroad after winning last month’s election, he pledged to protect the Amazon rainforest and said Brazil was “leaving its cocoon.”
Items belonging to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira found in Amazon

Items belonging to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira found in Amazon

Clothing and backpack belonging to the missing British journalist and Indigenous expert found by small but determined search team.

Was a British journalist the latest victim of Bolsonaro's war on the Amazon?

Was a British journalist the latest victim of Bolsonaro's war on the Amazon?

The disappearance of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, and the Brazilian government’s inadequate response, are part and parcel of President Jair Bolsonaro’s unwillingness to confront the catastrophic environmental damage underway in the Amazon.

Justice Dept. tries to shift environmental justice efforts from symbolic to substantive

Justice Dept. tries to shift environmental justice efforts from symbolic to substantive

The agency has announced a series of policies intended to elevate those efforts, including the creation of an office meant to address the “harm caused by environmental crime, pollution and climate change.”
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