Ayana Byrd

Evacuees ride in the back of a pickup truck after the area was inundated with flooding of Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017, in Port Arthur, Texas.

FEMA No Longer Depending on Trailers to House Flood Victims

Drawing on lessons learned post-Katrina, agency officials say they are exploring other options after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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.

Leaked Document Details Plans for Protected Status of National Monuments

The Washington Post obtained a report that the White House has not publicly disclosed.

In this NOAA-NASA GOES Project handout image, GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma as it lands landfall on the Florida coast as a category 4 storm taken at 14:30 UTC on September 10, 2017.

Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands Feel Abandoned by Federal Government After Hurricane Irma

The islands are experiencing loss of property and food shortages, with limited relief efforts.

A buried section of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline emerges a few miles north of the Yukon River on July 21, 2002 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Minnesota Department of Commerce Decides a New Oil Pipeline 'Isn't Needed'

Indigenous groups and environmentalists also oppose the 340-mile line.

People walk past the building where the roof was blown off by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

3 Must-Read Points on Building Hurricane-Proof Cities

A new story from The Atlantic details better ways to build—and why they are often ignored in places like Houston and Miami.

People walk through flooded streets the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through the area on September 11, 2017 in Naples, Florida.

8 Ways to Help People of Color Recover From Hurricane Irma

A list of organizations working to rebuild communities in the path of one of the most powerful hurricanes in history.

A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

READ: Why Puerto Rico's Fiscal Crisis and Hurricane Irma Are a Catastrophic Combination

The author believes Irma was the final factor in the “perfect storm” that has been brewing on the bankrupt island.

An oil refinery is shown near Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Oil Refinery Leak Threatens Health of a Latinx Neighborhood in Houston

Manchester residents are breathing air with high concentrations of a chemical that causes cancer.

Debris is seen during a storm surge near the Puerto Chico Harbor during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

How Climate Change Intensified Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

A new article explores the devastating connection between these storms and global warming.

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

Former Trump Campaign Aide, Non-Scientist Now in Charge of EPA Grants

John Konkus told staff he is watching for the “double C-word,” climate change.

People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Houston Renters Now Face Task of Paying For Damaged Homes

Many landlords in the flood-damaged city are tacking on late fees and demanding payment in the days following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall.

US Border Patrol agents carry out special operations near the US-Mexico border fence, some 60 miles east of San Diego, California

Department of Homeland Security Chooses Prototypes for the Border Wall

The concrete structures will be built in San Diego, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

People receive free food from the American Red Cross on November 14, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City.

The Red Cross Won't Reveal How Much of Harvey Donations Are Being Used for Harvey Aid

An executive talked around the question in an interview with NPR.

Evacuees are helped to dry land after their homes were inundated with Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

READ: Houston Neighborhood Hit Hard By Harvey While Still Recovering From 2016 Flood

The residents of Greenspoint live in a vulnerable area and they are predominantly Latinx.

Flood waters rise around a title loan store on Garners Ferry Road October 4, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina.

A New Study Explains Why Coastal Cities Are at Increased Risk of Flooding

The factors that contributed to Houston’s devastation are poised to converge in other cities, too.

A security vehicle sits outside Exxon / Mobil refinery September 23, 2005 in Baytown, Texas.

Hazardous Chemicals Released Into Air Following Hurricane-Related Refinery Accidents in Houston

ExxonMobil acknowledged that two of its refineries were damaged, and there was an unrelated pipeline leak. 

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.

How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston

A list of charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey.  

A Jetski is used to help people evacuate homes after flooding with Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Why Texan Communities of Color Are Particularly Vulnerable to Hurricane Harvey

As rains continue to flood the state, some residents face increased dangers.

The Department of Water and Power (DWP) San Fernando Valley Generating Station is December 11, 2008 in Sun Valley, California.

Another Federal Agency Deletes Climate Change From Its Website

The National​ ​Institute​ ​of​ ​Environmental​ ​Health​ ​Sciences explains why it has greatly reduced online mentions of global warming.

Ancient granaries, part of the House on Fire ruins, are shown here in the South Fork of Mule Canyon in the Bears Ears National Monument on May 12, 2017, outside Blanding, Utah.

Bears Ears Among National Monuments Facing Reduction in Size

The Department of the Interior proposes opening up acres of protected land to private interests.