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ICYMI: NAACP LDF Asks Texas to Accommodate Voters Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

“The Texas code already recognizes that a natural disaster is an extenuating circumstance necessitating accommodations.”

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House Committee Approves $36.5 Billion in Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Aid

“These funds are vital right now, in the near term, to get the aid where it is needed most.”

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Watch EPA Head Scott Pruitt Damn Us All to Fiery Hell on Earth

He just officially rescinded the Clean Power Plan.

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Water Protectors Come Together for the Mní Wičoni Healing Gathering [PHOTO ESSAY]

Hundreds of water protectors, allies and supporters came together for healing, ceremony, celebration—and strategizing—at the Mní Wičoni Healing Gathering at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

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Climate Justice Roundup: Methane Rule Reinstated, Disaster Relief Aid Requested, Clean Power Plan in Trouble

Two steps forward, one step back.

Residents' possessions are shredded and scattered outside the Tutu High Rise

Committee on Natural Resources Dems Demand Hearing on Trump's Hurricane Response in PR, USVI

“It is appropriate that we exercise our authority in this regard to hear from officials of the Trump administration in a hearing on the sufficiency of their efforts to respond to the crises in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.”

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B-Boy Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colón Delivers Clean Drinking Water to Puerto Ricans in Need

The veteran breakdancer and Rock Steady Crew member launched a new campaign to provide relief for the commonwealth.

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Beyoncé Hops on 'Mi Gente' Remix for Mexico and Caribbean Hurricane Relief Efforts

Proceeds from sales of the new single, which updates a song by Colombian singer J Balvin and French artist Willy William, will benefit disaster relief efforts in Mexico and the Caribbean.

The La Perla neighborhood the day after Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 21, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

How to Help Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Recover After Hurricane Maria

These organizations are helping with immediate needs—like food—and long-term efforts, including rebuilding.

Caribou graze in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska in this undated file photo.

Senate Committee Confirms Guy Who Wants to Drill for Oil in Alaska to Work in Department of Interior

Joe Balash would oversee the Bureau of Land Management, which manages all federal lands and waters.

Evacuees ride in the back of a pickup truck after the area was inundated with flooding of Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017, in Port Arthur, Texas.

FEMA No Longer Depending on Trailers to House Flood Victims

Drawing on lessons learned post-Katrina, agency officials say they are exploring other options after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah protects one of most significant cultural landscapes in the United States, with thousands of archaeological sites and important areas of spiritual significance.

Leaked Document Details Plans for Protected Status of National Monuments

The Washington Post obtained a report that the White House has not publicly disclosed.

In this NOAA-NASA GOES Project handout image, GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma as it lands landfall on the Florida coast as a category 4 storm taken at 14:30 UTC on September 10, 2017.

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands Feel Abandoned by Federal Government After Hurricane Irma

The islands are experiencing loss of property and food shortages, with limited relief efforts.

A buried section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline emerges a few miles north of the Yukon River on July 21, 2002 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Minnesota Department of Commerce Decides a New Oil Pipeline 'Isn't Needed'

Indigenous groups and environmentalists also oppose the 340-mile line.

People walk past the building where the roof was blown off by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

3 Must-Read Points on Building Hurricane-Proof Cities

A new story from The Atlantic details better ways to build—and why they are often ignored in places like Houston and Miami.

People walk through flooded streets the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through the area on September 11, 2017 in Naples, Florida.

8 Ways to Help People of Color Recover From Hurricane Irma

A list of organizations working to rebuild communities in the path of one of the most powerful hurricanes in history.

A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

READ: Why Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis and Hurricane Irma Are a Catastrophic Combination

The author believes Irma was the final factor in the “perfect storm” that has been brewing on the bankrupt island.

An oil refinery is shown near Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Oil Refinery Leak Threatens Health of a Latinx Neighborhood in Houston

Manchester residents are breathing air with high concentrations of a chemical that causes cancer.

Debris is seen during a storm surge near the Puerto Chico Harbor during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

How Climate Change Intensified Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

A new article explores the devastating connection between these storms and global warming.

Scott Pruitt heads the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald Trump.

Former Trump Campaign Aide, Non-Scientist Now in Charge of EPA Grants

John Konkus told staff he is watching for the “double C-word,” climate change.