Environment

Senators Call for Investigation Into Involuntary Job Reassignments for Federal Climate Scientists

In a letter obtained by The Washington Post, the senators say the reassignments could be an "abuse of power."

Environmentalists are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for withholding public records on alleged censorship of federal employees.

READ: Inside the Fight to Advance Environmental Justice in the Time of Trump

A ProPublica article asks if it is too late to save the Office of Environmental Justice, which was created to advocate for climate justice for communities of color.

A fracking site is situated on the outskirts of town in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016, in the oil town of Midland, Texas.

Trump Administration to Reverse Rule That Keeps Public Water Sources Clean

The Bureau of Land Management claims that the Obama-era fracking regulation places too heavy a burden on the oil and gas industries.

Surveillance cameras stand above the US-Mexican border fence at on January 27, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico.

Feds Will Skip Environmental Impact Study Before Building Border Wall Through Wildlife Refuge

Officials reveal the Trump Administration will invoke a 2005 anti-terror law to bypass the requirement.

The tide comes in on a beach along the Chukchi Sea on July 7, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska. Worries have returned to locals amid the administration reopening the Arctic regions, including the Chukchi sea, to offshore drilling.

Climate Scientist Blows Whistle on Trump Administration's Department of the Interior

Joel Clement says he lost his top policy analyst position for speaking up about the dangers of climate change to Native Alaskans.

A solar generating station at the Nellis Air Force Base on February 16, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

South Miami is Latest U.S. City to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

It joins four California cities that previously passed similar laws.

A view of the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach on May 22, 2015, in Goleta, California.

California Communities Sue 37 Energy Companies for Negligence

The suits accuse Exxon, Shell and others of contributing to sea level rise in the coastal municipalities.

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Bay Area Gentrification, Global Warming and Community Justice Collide in the Hilarious New Trailer for 'The North Pole'

The web comedy series, featuring cameos from Bay Area mainstays such as former Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins and comedian W. Kamau Bell, hits YouTube on September 7.The new trailer will get you ready. 

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How Can We Prevent the Next Flint?

A new report from WIRED says we don't have the data necessary to avoid repeating history.

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UPDATE: Judge Likely to Make Decision on DAPL Operations in September

A U.S. District Court judge will hear arguments from both sides throughout the summer.

Black man in grey suit with navy tie and light blue shirt holds orange-and-white cigarette and black microphone in front of red curtain

Dave Chappelle Donates 100% of Flint Show Profits to City Foundation

"I want you to know that just by coming to see me, you supported this city—I'm not taking a dime."

Yellow fire hydrant with yellow hose and blue top leaks brown water onto green grass in front of brown and white houses with black rails

WATCH: 'NOVA' Tackles the Science Behind Flint's Toxic Water Supply

PBS made NOVA's "Poisoned Water" available to watch in full online.

Activists posted "No KXL" signs to ATMs inside the downtown Chase bank branch on Second Avenue in Seattle on May 8, 2017.

26 Activists Arrested in Seattle #ShutDownChase Actions

Native-led demonstrators hit 13 branches of JPMorgan Chase bank for the company's dealings with TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline.

Black woman in camouflage jacket with fist raised next to Brown man in white t-shirt next to person with paper covering their face in front of crowd and brown and grey apartment buildings and blue sky

#MayDay Actions in 7 Scenes

Advocacy groups and activists are gathering in cities across the world to demand an end to oppressive systems of power. Here, some video from actions helmed by groups of color in the United States. 

Black woman in brown blouse with white and yellow flowers embraces Black woman in black blouse in front of blurry blue background while holding black microphones

Queen Latifah, Jill Scott to Star in Lifetime's Water Crisis Drama, 'Flint'

Critics previously accused producers of Whitewashing for casting Cher in a lead role.

White woman in maroon hat and black and white outfit in front of blue wall with white graphics

Cher Quits Lifetime Movie on Flint Water Crisis

Both Cher and "Flint" faced accusations of Whitewashing a crisis that impacts a predominantly Black population.

Defense Secretary James Mattis attends a joint briefing with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-Koo at the headquarters of the Defense Ministry on February 3, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea.

Defense Secretary: 'Climate Change Can Be a Driver of Instability'

James Mattis says climate change poses a national security risk—in sharp contrast to the administration's general stance on the issue.

Hubert Roberson wears a mask to a prayer service before participating in a national mile-long march to highlight the push for clean water in Flint, Michigan, February 19, 2016. Communities like Flint would be impacted by this office's elimination.

ICYMI: EPA Proposed Budget Cuts Include Eliminating Environmental Justice Office

John Coequyt of the Sierra Club: "To cut the environmental justice program at EPA is just racist."

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt does a television interview at the U.S. Capitol before President Donald Trump delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017.

EPA No Longer Requires Methane Emissions Information from Oil and Natural Gas Companies

The agency started requiring the information in May 2016 as a step towards decreasing greenhouse gases.

Rick Perry (L) is sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence (R), as Perry's wife Anita looks on during the March 2, 2017, ceremony in Washington, D.C.

These 3 Quotes from the New Energy Secretary Could Say A Lot About His Department's Future

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry prepares to lead the department responsible for the nation's nuclear arsenal.