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.
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.”
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.
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.
The New Normal: Petty Actions Accelerate Climate Change, Reshape the Earth
Global warming does not care who wins the midterm elections.
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.
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’?
Trump Announces Drastic Size Reduction of Bears Ears and Other Protected Monuments
What’s next, President Trump, the Grand Canyon?” asked one environmentalist.
Keystone Pipeline Spill Caused By Construction Damage
The cause has officials concerned about additional leaks in the future.
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.
The Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Go. Now What?
Environmentalists are declaring partial victory, while Indigenous leaders vow to continue fighting.
Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil
The spill potentially threatened a bordering Indigenous reservation.
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.
REPORT: How Pollution Trading Harms Black and Latinx Communities
A new analysis examines how corporations buy their way out of reducing emissions.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.