The Canadian government is in a race against the clock to secure the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. They’re gunning so hard for this archaic crude oil project that Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised Wednesday in a press conference the federal government would cover the dollars developer Kinder Morgan…
Political art doesn’t always involve the people it represents, but artist Mel Chin isn’t one to let them take a back seat in his pieces. He immerses himself in the communities that inspire him—like Flint, Michigan. One of his latest pieces, “Flint Fit,” took that city’s environmental crisis and turned it into…
A controversial natural gas pipeline in the South met an obstacle Tuesday in the form of a court order on the side of wildlife. Dun dun dun.
Here we go again: The Environmental Protection Agency wants to sacrifice clean air for—you guessed it—money.
California just became the first state in the U.S. to require all new buildings feature solar panels come 2020. The state’s Energy Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to update building standards and add this provision to help the state meet its emission targets.
In St. James, Louisiana, folks are celebrating. A district judge ruled, in a judgment made public Monday, that the state Department of Natural Resources broke the law when it issued a key permit to Energy Transfer Partners for its Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
If a tree could talk, she might tell us that she gives zero shits about the mess we’ve made of the world—not after our kind has spent centuries chopping down forests without a second thought. At least, that’s one artistic interpretation.
ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO—Carlos Garcia lives in a tiny trailer right along Puerto Rico’s northern coast. A long-time community activist and avid environmentalist, Garcia keeps his door open during the day to let in the sun and breeze. He shuts it at night to protect his solar setup and the few appliances it powers. He…
Marian Johnson-Thompson is an environmental health scientist. She’s also a resident of North Carolina. She retired from the National Institutes of Health in 2008, marking an end to a career spent actively protecting human lives—or so it seemed at the time.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is coming to a Montana neighborhood near you.
When Puerto Rico went dark a couple weeks ago, Mayra Nieves Rosa didn’t even notice. She was too wrapped up working from her home office in the San Juan metro area. It’s not like her lights went out.
Huaraz, Peru–From a stone hut perched on the edge of the glacial lake Palcacocha, 14,980 feet above sea level, Juan Victor Morales radios down to a dispatcher in the city of Huaraz below. He is all that stands between the city and disaster.
The Hopi Tribe in northeastern Arizona is heading to the court to keep the largest coal plant in the West open. The tribe, along with the United Mine Workers of America and Peabody Energy, announced a lawsuit Tuesday against the Central Arizona Project (CAP), which powers 90 percent of its water pumping system through…
Anyone paying attention knows that the drama around the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is far from over. Comedian Michelle Wolf sure knows. While she took some heat during her White House Correspondents Dinner performance for some of her no-bullshit jokes, most people seemed to miss her call out to Flint at the end.
We already knew this, but let me repeat it for those in the back: The academic world of Earth science is white AF.
Pictures of the air pollution in developing countries have gone viral, and stories about toxic fog have proliferated for years. Yet they can feel unreal and divorced from the everyday experience in Western countries, where huge strides have been made to clean up the air (for wealthy people anyways). A new art…
Environmental Protection Agency administrator and noted luxury travel enthusiast Scott Pruitt made a big announcement about his commitment to transparency on Tuesday. There was just one little hitch: The press wasn’t invited to attend.
The Gwich’in people have called the northeastern lands of Alaska that spill into Canada home for more than 40,000 years. These lands are still theirs, except today they’re being threatened by oil and gas drilling.
Darkness has fallen on the island of Puerto Rico. All 1.5 million customers of the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority are currently without power.