Environment

Pepsico Admits That Aquafina Water Comes From Tap

STUDY: As Bottled Water Sales Rise in Communities of Color, So Do Environmental Dangers

A new study examines the role of big business in promoting to people of color—and pressuring politicians not to improve water infrastructure. 

What the Budget Deal Means for Puerto Rico

The $16 billion allocated for the island’s recovery effort is a great help—and a major disappointment.

A man waves down to rescue crew as he tries to leave the area after he was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

106 Members of Congress Urge Trump to Call Climate Change A National Security Risk

“It is imperative that the United States addresses this growing geopolitical threat.”

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

Trump Administration Has Extensively Removed Climate Change Info From Federal Websites

“Why are these federal agencies putting so much effort into ‘science cleansing’?” asked the authors of a new report.

A school bus crosses a makeshift automobile bridge, after the original bridge was washed away during Hurricane Maria flooding, on December 20, 2017 in Morovis, Puerto Rico.

EPA Cautions There is Raw Sewage in Some Water Sources in Puerto Rico

Upwards of 76,000 residents of the hurricane-devastated island still lack access to clean water.

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The New Normal: Petty Actions Accelerate Climate Change, Reshape the Earth

Global warming does not care who wins the midterm elections.

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

Report Says EPA More Lenient on Polluters Under President Trump

An investigative analysis by The New York Times finds a steep decrease in enforcement under the Trump administration.

Activist in black hat standing in front of black tiny house holds a white banner with black fish that says Stop KM and Defund Divest

Can Tiny Houses Halt the Expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline?

Indigenous activists are using solar-powered tiny houses to block the proposed path of the oil pipeline across Secwepemcul’ecw territory. Could this become the ‘Standing Rock of the North’?

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.

Trump Announces Drastic Size Reduction of Bears Ears and Other Protected Monuments

What’s next, President Trump, the Grand Canyon?” asked one environmentalist. 

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

Keystone Pipeline Spill Caused By Construction Damage

The cause has officials concerned about additional leaks in the future. 

Billboard reads, "Boiling your water does not remove lead."

Flint Finally Has A New Permanent Water Source

The predominantly Black residents of the Michigan city have been without safe water for 1,316 days.

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

The Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Go. Now What?

Environmentalists are declaring partial victory, while Indigenous leaders vow to continue fighting.

Keystone Oil Pipeline Protesters Demonstrate Outside Of Obama Fundraiser

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil

The spill potentially threatened a bordering Indigenous reservation.

Primatene Mist, a nonprescription inhaler used to help asthma patients breathe better during an asthma attack.

REPORT: Oil Refineries Increase Health Risks for Millions of African Americans

A new report examines the dangers of gas and oil pollution in Black communities.

A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant built in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

REPORT: How Pollution Trading Harms Black and Latinx Communities

A new analysis examines how corporations buy their way out of reducing emissions.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Pledges $2.5 Million for Hurricane Relief During Puerto Rico Visit

Also: He will return to his “Hamilton” role for a 2019 run of performances in Puerto Rico.

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Flint's First Black Female Mayor Faces Recall Election

Karen Weaver on her critics: “You wait for a woman to come and clean things up, and then here you come and want to take it.”

American flag in flood water

New Study Makes Clear That Humans Are Causing Global Warming

Meanwhile, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says things like, “I would not agree that [CO2] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.”

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Puerto Rico Cancels Energy Restoration Contract With Montana Firm

FEMA has significant concerns with how PREPA procured this contract and has not confirmed whether the contract prices were reasonable.”

Brown woman in black jacket holds yellow sign with red text and black images in crowd of Brown and Black and White people in multicolored clothing with multicolored signs on grey pavement

Native Activist to Plea 'Necessity Defense' on #NoDAPL Felony Riot Charge

Standing Rock Sioux tribe member Chase Iron Eyes will argue that the Dakota Access Pipeline’s negative impact on Native communities justified his actions during the protests.