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.
Congress Investigates FEMA's Failure to Deliver 18.5 Million Meals to Puerto Rico
The agency awarded a $156 million contract to a company with no experience in the food industry.
STUDY: Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Linked to Flint Water Crisis
Researchers trace a rise in the illness to the water source that triggered the crisis.
Puerto Rico: Post Hurricane Maria, Island Can't Pay Down Debt
Meanwhile, residents continue to leave the island in the face of rising unemployment.
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.
The New Normal: White Supremacists Remove Their Hoods
Have we hit rock bottom yet?
The New Normal: #MeToo, I Am Heard
“Men sexually harassed women because they could. Women are talking today because, in this new era, we finally can.”
2017 Favorite: N.E.R.D and Rihanna's 'Lemon' Video
The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2017 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, contributing editor Ayana Byrd explains why “Lemon” is so amazing.
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.
Five Tribes File Complaint Against Trump Administration to Protect Bears Ears Monument
The complaint says the president’s move was unconstitutional.
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.
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.
STUDY: Flint's Water Crisis Led to a Decrease in Fertility and Increase in Fetal Deaths
Researchers believe there was a “substantial” drop in the number of babies born.