After 36 Years Behind Bars, Oscar López Rivera is Still Committed to Puerto Rican Independence
The longtime political prisoner and former Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional member pledges to tour the island to "share ideas and promote unity" around Puerto Rican nationhood.
#MayDay Actions in 7 Scenes
Advocacy groups and activists are gathering in cities across the world to demand an end to oppressive systems of power. Here, some video from actions helmed by groups of color in the United States.
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.
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.”
Trump Signs Executive Order to Repeal Clean Power Plan
This is an early step in what will likely be an uphill battle between the administration and environmental groups.
REPORT: '2016 Was the Warmest Year on Record' and More
The World Meteorological Organization's annual report had a clear—and sobering—message.
Trump Policies Hamper U.S. Ability to Meet Paris Climate Goals
A transition away from fossil fuels could boost the world economy by $19 trillion.
Defense Secretary: 'Climate Change Can Be a Driver of Instability'
James Mattis says climate change poses a national security risk—in sharp contrast to the administration's general stance on the issue.
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NFL Stars Boycott State-Sponsored Trip to Israel
Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett cited John Carlos and Muhammad Ali in his statement explaining why he skipped the trip.
Trump's First Week Begins With Executive Orders on Trade, Reproductive Rights and Federal Hiring
He's also suspended a cut in Federal Housing Aministration mortgage premiums and moved to repeal Obamacare.
President Obama Transfers Half a Billion Into Climate Fund
The $500 million will help developing nations brace for and adapt to climate change.
President Obama Ends 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Policy for Cuban Immigrants
The decades-old policy allowed most Cuban immigrants to remain in the U.S., regardless of how they entered the country.
Canadian Native Youth Arrive at Standing Rock After Walking for Almost a Month
Buffalo greeted the youth as they arrived at the #NoDAPL camp site.
UN Report: Puerto Rico Debt-Fighting Measures Must Not Impact Human Rights
"The population in Puerto Rico cannot be held hostage to past irresponsible borrowing and lending."
When and Where to Watch Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Cabinet Picks
A flurry of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet nominees are happening this week. Here's when and where to watch.
Record Number of Floods Hit U.S. in 2016, Racking Up Global Natural Disaster Costs
The price marks a new high since records began in 1980.
Trump Picks a Pro-Coal Congressman to Head the Department of the Interior
Rep. Ryan Zinke has worked closely with Native communities in Montana, to varying outcomes for different tribes.
Why I'm Neither Celebrating Nor Mourning the Passing of Fidel Castro
Sheriden M. Booker, an African-American scholar with deep ties to Cuba through her studies, relationships and religion, explains why she's ambivalent about Fidel Castro's legacy.
Largest Bank in Norway Pulls $3M from Dakota Access Pipeline
This is a major win for water protectors, who have been advocating to target the project's financial interests.