Trump Administration Seeks More Prison Time For Pipeline Protesters
The Department of Transportation wants Congress to update the law to send anti-pipeline activists to prison for up to 20 years.
READ: California Water Crisis Hits Latinx Farmworkers
A New York Times article examines how the success of the state’s agricultural industry is polluting the water of the people who work in it.
Does Your City Employ Environmental Justice Best Practices?
A new study examines how cities from San Francisco to Baltimore are making the environment safer for residents of color.
EPA Reverses Rule That Curbed Power Plants From Releasing Toxins in Communities of Color
Texas won a lawsuit it filed against the government agency.
Inside a Louisiana Town's Fight Against Environmental Racism
Reserve, located in “Cancer Alley,” is the focus of a year-long investigative series by The Guardian.
STUDY: How Hurricane Maria Affected Mental Health of Children in Puerto Rico
A new study from the Puerto Rico Department of Education and Medical University of South Carolina found that nearly one-third of the children surveyed reported strong predictors of PTSD following the storm.
New Study Finds Global Wealth Inequality Is Tied to Climate Change
Wealthy nations are getting richer as countries inhabited by people of color get hotter and more economically disadvantaged, say researchers.
Flint Residents Get Greenlight to Sue EPA
Thousands have joined a lawsuit that says the federal agency was negligent in its response to the city’s water crisis.
Flint Receives $77 Million to Fund New Water Projects
Five years after the water crisis began, the city continues to recover with projects to protect residents and update infrastructure.
READ: Puerto Ricans Face Food Shortages, Crumbling Infrastructure As Relief Aid Stalls
These are the real life consequences of Capitol Hill in-fighting.
Senate Rejects Bill That Would Send Relief Money to Puerto Rico
Democrats say the bill’s aid package is another sign of Republican disregard for the island.
FEMA Releases Bank Info, Home Addresses of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors
The agency calls the error a “major privacy incident.”
South Dakota Criminalizes Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline
The state’s tribal communities say the governor is placing the interests of big business over their safety.
STUDY: White Americans' Consumer Habits Pollute the Air That Black and Latinx People Breathe
Researchers say there is a stark racial difference in who suffers from toxic air and who causes it.
READ: What It Means That the Environmental Justice Movement is Overwhelmingly White
A new report explores how people of color are “sidelined” in the fight against climate change—despite the fact that they disproportionately suffer more from its effects.
Congress Investigates EPA For Refusing NASA's Help After Hurricane Harvey
The space agency offered to assess air pollution caused by the storm—and was essentially told “No, thank you.”
Scientists Hope Hurricane Maria Can Reveal How The Earth Recovers From Increasingly Intense Storms
Caribbean ecosystems devastated by climate-related extreme weather have global implications.
Pioneering Black Climate Scientist Honored With Top Prize in the Field
Warren Washington was one of the first physicists to create models for understanding the earth’s climate.
People of Color Benefit From New Public Lands Protection Bill
With bipartisan support, the Senate passed a measure that includes provisions aimed at Indigenous and African Americans.
READ: Flint Whistle Blower Says Government Is Still Failing Residents
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha believes the state legislature is taking actions that could cause another water crisis.