Research Reveals High Levels of Radiation in Navajo Women Stemming From Cold War
“Thousands of abandoned uranium mines dot the Western landscape, hundreds on the Navajo Nation alone, continuing to expose families to the ill effects of radiation, including kidney failure and cancer.”
Study Finds Race is Primary Factor in Enforcement of Safe Drinking Water Act
Flint and Newark are just two of the many cities where the race of residents is tied to poor regulation of water safety.
REPORT: Coastal Communities Face Catastrophic Future Due to Climate Change
“The oceans are sending us so many warning signals that we need to get emissions under control.”
Newark Sees Preliminary Decrease in Water Lead Levels
The latest results show that water filters are finally working in most of the tested homes.
Kids Around The World Go On A #ClimateStrike
Students march to demand action to save the earth—and to protect those most vulnerable to climate change.
Ex-FEMA Officials Arrested For Taking Bribes to Award Contract to Repair Puerto Rico's Power Grid
A federal corruption investigation uncovered the bribes that led to Cobra Acquisitions receiving $1.8 billion in contracts.
Bahamians Denied Entry to U.S. During Post-Hurricane Dorian Evacuation
There is confusion and finger-pointing about why more than 100 people were not allowed to travel to Florida. Meanwhile, Trump doubles down on rhetoric to keep out “very bad” people.
Cancer Alley Residents Stop New Chemical Plant From Opening
A lawsuit and protests pushed a Chinese petrochemical firm to withdraw its approved application to build in Louisiana.
Trump Administration Takes $400 Million From Puerto Rico Recovery to Fund Border Wall
It’s part of a $3.6 billion package pulled out of the Department of Defense’s budget to pay for 175 miles of barrier.
8 Ways To Help The Bahamas Recover From Hurricane Dorian
“We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history.”
Digital Museums Document Houston Following Hurricane Harvey
The open-access archives also explore how racism made the storm harder for Black and Latinx Houstonians.
New Plan Seeks to Replace Newark's Lead Pipes In Less Than 3 Years
With the national spotlight on the city’s lead water crisis, officials have shaved seven years off the initial timeline to replace pipes.
The Decisions and Inaction Behind Newark's Lead Water Crisis
An investigation by The New York Times reveals years of mismanagement.
How City Planners Are Battling Rising Temps Across Nation
Global warming is causing major climate shifts. Now, cities are making major changes to protect their most vulnerable residents.
ICYMI: Standing Rock Sioux Back In Court to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline
As the pipeline prepares to double its daily output, the tribe demands a new environmental assessment of the project.
ICYMI: Puerto Rico's New Governor Suspends Contract to Repair Power Grid
“I hope this isn’t a smoke screen and that there’s a real audit. That’s what all these people who have lost trust in the government expect.”
Lead Concerns Push Newark to Distribute Bottled Water to Residents
The EPA says residents should not drink tap water, even if it’s been filtered. The city says more tests are needed.
WATCH: The 50-Year History of Mismanagement at Hawai'i's Mauna Kea
In just six minutes, this film provides context for the recent protests at the sacred site.
Trump's Claim That Nation's Air Has Never Been Cleaner Disproved By His EPA
Pollution is actually up since President Barack Obama left office.
READ: A Push to Rebuild Safe Spaces For LGBTQ+ Puerto Ricans
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and recent legislative challenges to their rights, members of Puerto Rico’s queer community are working to restore life-saving spaces.