Native Affairs

 Flooding in Edgecombe County, which declared a state of emergency April 25 and whose population is more than half Black.

Severe Flooding in the South Kills 2, Puts North Carolina County in State of Emergency

When a community floods, its people of color are often hit the hardest.

 From left to right: Congress members Donald McEachin (D-VA), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

3 State Reps Announce Congressional Caucus Dedicated to Environmental and Climate Justice

The task force aims to provide marginalized groups with a voice.

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.

President Signs Executive Order to Review National Monument Designations

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is expected to submit a final report within 120 days.

Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013, in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Greenland loses, on average, 375 gigatons of ice per year, according to a new report.

Two Recent Climate Change Studies Paint A Grim Picture

The manmade global catastrophe is already influencing extreme weather—and that includes in the Arctic, where sea ice is melting rapidly.

Colorlines screenshot of Facebook live video posted to Shailene Woodley's Facebook page, taken on October 11, 2016.

ICYMI: North Dakota Court Closes 47 Cases Relating to DAPL Protests

However, no felony charges were dropped.

Activists protest in front of the White House against the Keystone XL pipeline January 13, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Montana Tribes Want Keystone XL Away From Their Drinking Water

The 1,179-mile long pipeline is set to cross west of their reservation.

A Forward Looking Infrared image from the incident location, taken during an overflight on April 14, 2017. Well 2 and the extent of crude misting is visible on the snow within the red-lined area.

UPDATE: Natural Gas Leak Near Alaskan Native Village Stopped

Authorities were able to stop the leak after nearly four days.

The coast of Grand Isle ahead of Tropical Storm Karen on October 4, 2013, in Grand Isle, Louisiana.

LISTEN: Louisiana Tribes Losing Their Traditional Food in Face of Climate Change

Sinking land and rising sea waters are forcing people off their land and destroying the means to raise cattle. 

Fencing surrounds the coal-fired Intermountain Power Plant on March 28, 2016, outside Delta, Utah. The IPP generates more then 13 million megawatt hours of coal-fired energy each year to Utah and Southern California.

The EPA Reversed a Rule That Would Protect People from Toxic Water

"This is appalling," said a representative of the Sierra Club.

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

READ: In New Jersey, A New Pipeline Battle Is Brewing

The Pilgrim Pipeline is slated to run through the Ramapough Lenape Nation's territory—though the tribe is preparing to fight it.  

The moon sets over sandstone formations near Round Rock December 5, 2002, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. A third of the nation lacks access to running water.

The Navajo Nation Is Experiencing a Water Crisis

In Indian Country, 26,000 homes lack access to safe water and/or sanitation services.

A Native American rider climbs a hill outside Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 3, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Wins Legal Right To Keep Spill Risks From the Public

This ruling came as a result of the pipeline being damaged last month.

The Mesa Verde National Park on August 7, 2008, in Colorado. The Ancestral Pueblo people who made this their home for over 700 years. Recapture Canyon is considered a mini-Mesa Verde for its cliff dwellings where the Pueblo people also lived.

Sacred Tribal Land of Recapture Canyon Is Now Open for Recreational Use

Vehicles had been prohibited near Recapture Canyon in Utah since 2007—but that has now changed.

An aerial view of sandstone formations May 2, 2012, in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The Obama administration had cancelled coal leasing on this land with its moratorium on federal coal leasing. Now, under the Trump administration, this can begin.

Leaked Document Shows Where the Bureau of Land Management's Priorities Lie

A hint: fossil fuel development is a top concern.

Military veterans, most of whom are Native American, confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on November 30, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

READ: North Dakota Sheriff Expects Nebraska to Become the Next Standing Rock in Keystone XL Fight

The officer who oversaw the confrontations at Standing Rock intends to meet and talk with law enforcement in the state.

This 'Fixed' Pepsi Ad Shows How #NoDAPL Water Protectors Would Have Directed It

There's no celebrity with a soda can, but plenty of honest images of what can happen during a protest.

The Moapa River Indian Reservation with the Reid Gardner Generating Station in the background.

How One Small Tribe Beat Coal and Built a Solar Plant

The Moapa are proving they can survive without coal—a feat the White House says is nearly impossible. 

 Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), left, and Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), right.

Senators Ask Army Corps for Documentation on Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Reviews

They worry that the now-completed project lacked proper governmental oversight.

A demonstrator protests inside a Wells Fargo Bank branch November 17, 2011, in Portland, Oregon. Then, they were protesting its funding of private prisons. Now, they've gotten the city to divest from it due to its interests in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Portland Votes to Divest from All Corporations

This includes the Dakota Access Pipleine and companies which profit from the prison industrial complex. 

Pound coins are seen alongside U.S. dollar bills and euro coins on April 4, 2017, in Bath, England.

A French Bank Is Latest to Divest from Dakota Access Pipeline Project

Oil may be flowing through DAPL, but some investors are still taking steps against it.