Ayana Byrd

San Gorgonio Mountains

Sand to Snow National Monument Keeps Protected Status

The area is a sacred place for many Native American tribes, and home to various endangered species.

 A sign is seen along the flooded road on August 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Trump Signs Executive Order That Rolls Back More Obama-Era Environmental Rules

The White House’s plans to improve the nation’s infrastructure could make communities more vulnerable to flooding.

A stop sign stands outside the Environmental Protection Agency building on May 24, 2013, in Washington, DC.

EPA Hit With 2 Lawsuits Over Safety Review for Chemicals

Earthjustice is suing the agency for allegedly weakening rules that could keep households safe.

Singer Bruno Mars performs onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

ICYMI: Bruno Mars to Donate $1 Million to Flint Residents

The musician says he wants to help “our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster.”

 Mustafa Ali, former EPA environmental justice official, speaks on human rights and the environment during an event by the Wilson Center on June 22, 2016.

Former EPA Official Mustafa Ali on Environmental Justice Under the Trump Administration

“They have not yet moved forward on a policy that would be beneficial to low-income communities, communities of color or indigenous populations.”

Rio Grande Valley

Texas Activists Peacefully Protest Border Wall

As the nation watched violence reign in Charlottesville, Virginia, a peaceful demonstration played out in Mission, Texas, in support of American inclusivity.

The village of Shishmaref, Alaska, which sits upon the Chukchi sea, is seen on July 9, 2015.

White House to Eliminate Office Tasked With Relocating Native Alaskan Coastal Communities

“We were getting down to the brass tacks of relocation [of towns at risk] and now work has just stopped.”

Buddy Dyer. Addresses U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2016.

Orlando Commits to Using 100 Percent Renewable Energy

The majority Black and Latinx city believes it will save lives—and create jobs—with the initiative.

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

Former EPA Head on How Trump Should Handle New Climate Change Report

An Obama-era administrator understands why scientists fear the White House’s response to a new study.

A cyclist passes the El Segundo Power Plant on November 29, 2006 in El Segundo, California.

New Federal Report on Climate Change Refutes Beliefs of Trump Cabinet

Thirteen federal agencies have until Sunday to approve the document, which blames human behavior for global warming.

Tohono O'odham Reservation

READ: How Native American Communities Are Faring Under the Trump Administration

From the border wall to land rights, an op-ed from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez explores the president’s policies for indigenous people.

Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline To Run From Canada To Gulf Of Mexico

Weeklong Public Hearings Begin on the Keystone XL Pipeline

A five-member state commission will decide if TransCanada’s permit should get the green light.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt address employees at the agency's headquarters February 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Pruitt, long a critic of the EPA, faced a contentious confirmation fight in the Senate.

Environmental Experts Criticize Trump Administration for Repealing Water Protections

Agricultural economist David Sunding: “I am not normally this dismissive, but this is the worst regulatory analysis I have ever seen.”

Maryland's Prince George's County Fights New Power Plants

The five plants will bring jobs to the area—but they will also cause a rise in pollution for the predominantly Black community.

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.

Los Angeles to Transition to Electric Buses to Fight Climate Change

The move will also improve air quality for residents.

 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. 

Senators Call for Investigation Into Involuntary Job Reassignments for Federal Climate Scientists

In a letter obtained by The Washington Post, the senators say the reassignments could be an “abuse of power.”

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.

A fracking site is situated on the outskirts of town in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016, in the oil town of Midland, Texas.

Trump Administration to Reverse Rule That Keeps Public Water Sources Clean

The Bureau of Land Management claims that the Obama-era fracking regulation places too heavy a burden on the oil and gas industries.