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Past articles by Eli:

Activists Of Color In St. Louis Find It Hard To Fit Into The Environmental Movement

Black people and other minorities who work for mainstream environmental advocacy organizations in the St. Louis region struggle to fit in and make their ideas heard. But without them, environmental organizations are ill-equipped to serve communities of color. → Read More

Environmental Groups Say They Support Black People But Struggle To Advocate For Them

The Sierra Club, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and other St. Louis-area environmental groups have released public statements to express support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But the largely white organizations, which focus on policy and outdoor recreation, have found it difficult to address environmental problems that affect predominantly black St. Louis neighborhoods. → Read More

St. Louis Public Health Officials Aren’t Prepared To Address Longer Mosquito Seasons

Research shows that the number of warm, humid days that allow mosquitoes to thrive is increasing in Missouri due to climate change. St. Louis-area scientists think local health officials need to increase their tracking of mosquitoes and the diseases the insects carry to prepare for longer mosquito seasons. → Read More

St. Louis NAACP Threatens Lawsuit Over Lead Contamination At Juvenile Detention Center

The St. Louis NAACP is considering a federal civil rights lawsuit to force St. Louis officials to remove lead contamination at the Juvenile Detention → Read More

COMIC: Why A Pregnant St. Louis Doctor Chose To Leave The Front Lines

When the coronavirus began spreading in the St. Louis region, Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis was about seven months pregnant. Like other doctors at the → Read More

Missouri And Illinois Have More Flood-Prone Properties Than FEMA Estimates, Study Finds

More than 280,000 properties in Missouri are at risk of flood damage, according to a nationwide study of flood zones. That's nearly twice the number → Read More

Bayer To Pay Nearly $11 Billion To Settle Current And Future Roundup Cancer Suits

This is a developing story that will be updated German biotech giant Bayer AG has agreed to pay up to $10.9 billion to settle tens of thousands of claims → Read More

North St. Louis Residents Want Foul-Smelling Farm Out Of Neighborhood

About a year ago, Jermell Hasson Williams called the police because he smelled a terrible odor and thought someone might have died in the vacant house next → Read More

North St. Louis Residents Want Foul-Smelling Farm Out Of Neighborhood

About a year ago, Jermell Hasson Williams called the police because he smelled a terrible odor and thought someone might have died in the vacant house… → Read More

Families May Soon Visit Loved Ones Outside Of Nursing Homes

Nursing homes could soon allow families to visit their loved ones outdoors. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released guidelines → Read More

'I Feel Like I’m Not Doing Anything': Scientists Find Research Difficult During Pandemic

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Leticia Classen-Rodriguez planned on spending spring and summer searching for wolf spiders along a winding tree-covered → Read More

Centreville Residents Sue City And Sewer Utility To Demand An End To Clogged Sewers

Earlie Fuse’s home in Centreville, Illinois, flooded in 1993. Since then, Fuse and his neighbors have experienced worse floods. Some found that the sewer → Read More

Environmentalists Criticize Missouri Flood Advisory Report Calling For Tougher Levees

An advisory group Gov. Mike Parson appointed during the record-breaking 2019 floods has released a report that calls for strengthening levees and other → Read More

More Than 1,000 March Through Brentwood In Memorial For George Floyd

Protesters packed a Target parking lot and marched through Brentwood on Thursday, the day a memorial was held for George Floyd in Minneapolis. Thousands of → Read More

New Missouri Law Allows Families To Place Cameras Inside Nursing Homes

Guardians of nursing home residents in Missouri will soon be allowed to install cameras in facilities to monitor how workers provide care to their loved → Read More

St. Louis Paramedics Respond To More Overdoses During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Emergency workers in St. Louis responded to an increased number of drug overdoses this spring, according to city health data. St. Louis EMS responders used → Read More

Environmental Groups Sue Corps Of Engineers, Claim River Barriers Worsen Flooding

Environmental organizations in Missouri and Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alleging that dikes and other → Read More

'This Wasn’t Right': A Nursing Home Worker’s Daughter Grieves The Loss Of Her Mother

When the coronavirus began spreading in Missouri, Jasmine Whitfield remembers how scared her mother was. Cynthia Whitfield, 58, was a certified medication → Read More

St. Louis Nursing Home Workers Demand Paid Sick Leave If They Catch Coronavirus

Every day Michael Howard reports to work at Grand Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in north St. Louis, he’s terrified that he will catch the coronavirus. → Read More

Missouri Health Officials Won't Name Nursing Homes With Coronavirus Cases

Missouri health officials do not plan to publicly identify nursing homes that have residents or workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Dr. → Read More