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 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.

Flags of the G7 group of nations, as well as the flag of the European Union, stand on a stage in the ancient amphitheater prior to the beginning of the G7 Taormina summit on the island of Sicily on May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy.

U.S. Does Not Sign G7 Document on Climate Change

This is the administration's latest move in staying out of the Paris Agreement.

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

5 Things to Know About The Youth-Led Climate Lawsuit Against Trump

For one, the case didn't always involve the 45th president.

Colorlines screenshot of chart by Media Matters for America, taken on June 9, 2017.

TV News Coverage of Paris Agreement Lacks People of Color Representation

A new study shows less than 20 percent of guests were non-white.  

A child walks in his flooded neighborhood on May 4, 2017, in Arnold, Missouri. Towns along the Meramec River braced for the river to crest after days of rainfall in the region.

Will 100-Year Floods Become the Norm for Coastal Cities?

According to this study, yes—but only if "business-as-usual" carbon emissions continue.

Journalist Maria Hinojosa speaks after "The Latino List: Volume Two" Screening on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Listen to her and co-host Julio Ricardo Varela interview two guests on their podcast, "In the Thick."

ICYMI: This Podcast Breaks Down a Deeper Issue Hidden in the Paris Agreement Withdrawal

And that's environmental racism.

 Gov. David Ige signing bills SB 599 and HB 1578 on June 6, 2017, in Honolulu.

Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Legislation Supporting Paris Agreement

Gov. David Ige signed two bills that would further the fight against climate change.

Colorlines screenshot of We Are Still In website, taken on June 6, 2017.

U.S. Politicians, Businesses and Higher Education Officials Form Coalition to Oppose Trump's Paris Agreement Decision

The 1,439 signatories are taking on the international climate agreement's goals without the president.

President Donald Trump announces his decision for the United States to pull out of the Paris Agreement at the White House June 1, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

What It Means That The U.S. is Leaving The Green Climate Fund

One consequence of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement could have immediate consequences for developing nations. 

People drive ATVs along the streets of town, which sits on a barrier island in the Chukchi sea, on July 8, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska.

READ: An Alaska Native Village Faces Relocation Due to Climate Change

The town was hoping to receive funds for the move, but the proposed federal budget eliminates all funding earmarked for it.

A shadow is cast of a cell door of a male prison on March 15, 2017, in Wrexham, Wales.

READ: How Prisons Are Affected By Climate Change

Across the country, incarcerated men and women's lives are in danger as a result of facilities' environmental violations.

Politicians and Environmentalists React After Trump Pulls US From Paris Agreement

The president says he's open to negotiating the terms of the agreement, though world leaders assert it can not be renegotiated.

Military veterans confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 1, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota, during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Report Claims the Company Behind DAPL Tried to Sabotage the Movement

The Dakota Access Pipeline developer used counterterrorism tactics to monitor and surveil pipeline protestors, says a new investigative article.

This NOAA handout image, taken by the GOES satellite at UTC: 1650Z, shows Hurricane Hermine organizing in the Gulf of Mexico just west of Florida on September 1, 2016. This was the first hurricane to touch down on Florida in 10 years.

Above-Average Hurricane Season Expected This Year

Last year was bad, and it appears 2017 could be worse.