Environment

Activists protest in front of the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline January 13, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Montana Tribes Want Keystone XL Away From Their Drinking Water

The 1,179-mile long pipeline is set to cross west of their reservation.

President Donald Trump waves to the crowd from the inaugural parade in front of the White House on January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Energy Interests Contributed $7 Million+ to Trump's Inauguration

Since taking office, the president has repealed many regulations impacting the fossil fuel industry. 

A hazy sky looms over palm trees and traffic along the 101 freeway near Hollywood, on June 14, 2004, in Los Angeles, California.

What Do the Most Polluted U.S. Cities Look Like?

Hint: They're all in California, with large Latinx populations.

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READ: A Look Into What, Or Who, Might Have Been Behind the Flint Water Crisis

Why did the city take the step to change its water source to the one that caused lead contamination?

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Flint Mayor Wants City to Stay With Current Water Supplier

The final decision will be made after a public town hall.

A Forward Looking Infrared image from the incident location, taken during an overflight on April 14, 2017. Well 2 and the extent of crude misting is visible on the snow within the red-lined area.

UPDATE: Natural Gas Leak Near Alaskan Native Village Stopped

Authorities were able to stop the leak after nearly four days.

The coast of Grand Isle ahead of Tropical Storm Karen on October 4, 2013, in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

LISTEN: Louisiana Tribes Losing Their Traditional Food in Face of Climate Change

Sinking land and rising sea waters are forcing people off their land and destroying the means to raise cattle. 

A windmill is seen during 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 30, 2016, in Indio, California.

STUDY: Countries Need to Transition to Renewables Sooner to Meet Paris Climate Goal

If nations stay on their current course, global temperatures will rise more than a degree higher than the agreement's goal. 

Black woman in brown blouse with white and yellow flowers embraces Black woman in black blouse in front of blurry blue background while holding black microphones

Queen Latifah, Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime's Water Crisis Drama, 'Flint'

Critics previously accused producers of Whitewashing for casting Cher in a lead role.

Fencing surrounds the coal-fired Intermountain Power Plant on March 28, 2016, outside Delta, Utah. The IPP generates more then 13 million megawatt hours of coal-fired energy each year to Utah and Southern California.

The EPA Reversed a Rule That Would Protect People from Toxic Water

"This is appalling," said a representative of the Sierra Club.

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

READ: In New Jersey, A New Pipeline Battle Is Brewing

The Pilgrim Pipeline is slated to run through the Ramapough Lenape Nation's territory—though the tribe is preparing to fight it.  

The moon sets over sandstone formations near Round Rock December 5, 2002, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. A third of the nation lacks access to running water.

The Navajo Nation Is Experiencing a Water Crisis

In Indian Country, 26,000 homes lack access to safe water and/or sanitation services.

A Native American rider climbs a hill outside Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 3, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Wins Legal Right To Keep Spill Risks From the Public

This ruling came as a result of the pipeline being damaged last month.

Surveillance cameras stand above the U.S.-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana on January 27, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico.

Environmental Group First to Sue Trump Administration for Border Wall

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ): “Trump’s wall ... will do little more than perpetuate human suffering while irrevocably damaging our public lands and the wildlife that depend on them.”

The Mesa Verde National Park on August 7, 2008, in Colorado. The Ancestral Pueblo people who made this their home for over 700 years. Recapture Canyon is considered a mini-Mesa Verde for its cliff dwellings where the Pueblo people also lived.

Sacred Tribal Land of Recapture Canyon Is Now Open for Recreational Use

Vehicles had been prohibited near Recapture Canyon in Utah since 2007—but that has now changed.

An aerial view of sandstone formations May 2, 2012, in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The Obama administration had cancelled coal leasing on this land with its moratorium on federal coal leasing. Now, under the Trump administration, this can begin.

Leaked Document Shows Where the Bureau of Land Management's Priorities Lie

A hint: fossil fuel development is a top concern.

Military veterans, most of whom are Native American, confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on November 30, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

READ: North Dakota Sheriff Expects Nebraska to Become the Next Standing Rock in Keystone XL Fight

The officer who oversaw the confrontations at Standing Rock intends to meet and talk with law enforcement in the state.

This 'Fixed' Pepsi Ad Shows How #NoDAPL Water Protectors Would Have Directed It

There's no celebrity with a soda can, but plenty of honest images of what can happen during a protest.

Rancher's fiddlenecks bloom after prolonged record drought gave way to heavy winter rains, causing one of the biggest wildflower blooms in years on March 16, 2017, at Diamond Valley Lake, near Hemet, California.

The California Drought Is Technically Over, But Likely Not Forever

Four counties remain in a state of emergency, and three are inhabited mostly by people of color. 

The Moapa River Indian Reservation with the Reid Gardner Generating Station in the background.

How One Small Tribe Beat Coal and Built a Solar Plant

The Moapa are proving they can survive without coal—a feat the White House says is nearly impossible.