Climate Justice

People march from the U.S. Capitol to the White House for the People's Climate Movement to protest President Donald Trump's environmental policies April 29, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

STUDY: There May Be Less Time to Fight Global Warming Than We Think

Researchers believe the Paris climate agreement may not have considered all relevant data.

 Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 16, speaks at a rally for the federal climate lawsuit, of which is a plaintiff, on February 20, 2017, in Denver.

Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Youth-Led Climate Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

The decision will give the court a chance to review a rare petition for dismissal filed by the federal government. 

Environmentalists are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for withholding public records on alleged censorship of federal employees.

READ: Inside the Fight to Advance Environmental Justice in the Time of Trump

A ProPublica article asks if it is too late to save the Office of Environmental Justice, which was created to advocate for climate justice for communities of color.

Protesters demonstrate against the G-20 economic summit during a protest march on July 08, 2017, in Hamburg, Germany.

U.S. Further Isolated As Result of G-20 Anti-Climate Change Decisions

The rest of the leading economies vowed their commitment to the Paris Agreement—and to aiding the developing world with climate change impacts.

Earth as seen from a distance of 1 million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft on July 6, 2015.

New Climate Change Study Shuts Down Climate Deniers

The peer-reviewed research shows that future global warming may be worse than scientists had previously projected.

An abandoned lighthouse is seen surrounded by water in Plaquemines Parish August 3, 2006, near Venice, Louisiana.

READ: In Southern Louisiana, A Question of Whether to Stay or Go

Climate change has hit the region hard, and residents must answer an urgent question.

Yailin Melissa Turcios, who was born about 20 minutes prior, lies in the arms of her mother, Rosa Turcios, on a bed at the Birthing Center of South Florida October 16, 2006, in Florida City, Florida.

Black and Latina Moms Are Most Concerned With Climate Change

Most surveyed agreed that not enough was being done to keep children safe.  

A street floods as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017, in Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains came to the state.

STUDY: 3 Ways Climate Change Will Have Unequal Economic Impacts Across US

Poor people of color will experience the worst of it.

Carolyn Kinney speaks about her book, "Black Faces, White Spaces: African Americans and the Great Outdoors," on April 12, 2012, at the University of San Francisco in California.

5 Questions With the Woman Keynoting a POC-Only Environmental Gathering

Carolyn Finney speaks on the land, privilege and the environmental sector’s White dominance.

Indigenous children at the L'eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp on June 24, 2017, in southern Louisiana.

New Louisiana Anti-Pipeline Camp Increases Security by Requiring Water Protector Application

The vetting process is intended to keep out infiltrators and protect camp occupiers.

 Coal has become a hot topic again in the Northern Cheyenne Reservation now that President Donald Trump is advocating for the dying fuel source.

ICYMI: The Montana Tribe Torn Between Coal and Culture

The Northern Cheyenne Reservation sits atop the Powder River Basin, which holds 40 percent of the U.S. coal supply.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins fellow Climate Mayors at the U.S. Conference of Mayors on June 24, 2017, in Miami Beach.

U.S. Mayors Take Hard Pro-Environment and Clean Energy Stance at Annual Conference

Mayors adopted all 16 of the conference’s proposed resolutions on energy and the environment.

 Indigenous leaders open the L'eau Est La Vie (Water Is Life) Camp in ceremony June 24, 2017, in southern Louisiana.

ICYMI: Prayer and Resistance Camp Launches in Louisiana to Challenge Pipeline Connected to DAPL

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would transport North Dakota’s crude oil to refineries and facilities in Louisiana.

 The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of the storm at 12:48 p.m. Central Time (17:48 Universal Time) on June 20, 2017. (Caption by Adam Voiland)

What the Numbers Tell Us About Tropical Storm Cindy

It’s hitting an area with a high concentration of Black people.

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UPDATE: Judge Likely to Make Decision on DAPL Operations in September

A U.S. District Court judge will hear arguments from both sides throughout the summer.

Image courtesy of Rainforest Action Network

REPORT: Bank Investments in Fossil Fuels Threaten Climate Change Goals

A new report finds that with $87 billion going toward the fossil fuel industry last year, banks are funding the possible failure of the Paris Agreement.

Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County will be one of the most at-risk places for rising water levels due to climate change on March 14, 2012, in North Miami, Florida.

This #WorldRefugeeDay, Let's Remember the Victims of Climate Change

By 2050, we could see up to 350 million climate refugees.

Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas, on March 26, 2015. The Bureau of Land Management has postponed regulations on these methane-emitting flares.

The Trump Administration Postpones Regulation on Methane and, Subsequently, Toxic Pollutants

It is the second attempt this week to repeal Obama-era rules on lowering methane emissions.

Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas, on March 26, 2015.

EPA Wants to Extend a Methane Rule Pause From 90 Days to 2 Years

Environmental groups argue it will protect the oil and gas industries while harming residential communities.  

Colorlines screenshot of Bureau of Indian Affairs' website before and after, taken on June 14, 2017.

Climate Change Mentions Are Deleted From the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Website

This is the second website to remove all mentions of the manmade catastrophe.