The White House’s proposed budget deals a whopping blow to environmental programs of all kinds, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) would lose an invaluable asset: research into environmental health impacts.
Some shareholders want to see oil companies take human rights into greater consideration when choosing what projects to finance. And the stark police brutality against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during its protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 is why.
Members of the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe were out with their picket signs outside the Arizona Capitol Tuesday, protesting the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine.
For the first time ever, a running pipeline approved by the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) might get shut down.
In the predominantly black city of Flint, Michigan, 12 people died and at least 87 people got sick between 2014 and 2015—the result of a deadly bacterial outbreak that was suspected to have been triggered by the same water crisis that saw lead leach into the water supply. A pair of studies out this week confirm this…
When parents send their kids to school, the last worry on their mind should be whether their children are safe. And I don’t mean from the stereotypical culprits like bullies, peer pressure, or gun violence. I’m talking about air pollution.
California air pollution often conjures images of smoggy Los Angeles skies, but farms—not city streets—might be the actual culprits behind the state’s air pollution.
Bright and early Friday morning—6 a.m. MST, to be exact—what was once the Bears Ears National Monument will be open to those who want to mine it. They can arrive at the now-unprotected land to, literally, stake some claims.
Young Colombians are taking the government to court over the environment.
Not a single region in Puerto Rico has its power fully restored, yet the Federal Emergency Management Agency has decided to end its humanitarian mission to the U.S. territory by Wednesday, according to NPR.
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee scored a major win for environmentalists on Monday when he rejected a permit to build what would have been the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.
In North Carolina, the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline is one step closer to reality, after the state Department of Environmental Quality issued the 600-mile long natural gas pipeline project a necessary water quality permit on Friday.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to reclassify major pollution sources like power plants and factories so that they face less regulation—and this spells trouble for the low-income communities and people of color who live near this pollution.
More than eight out of 10 adults in Mexico and Central America believe climate change is a serious issue for their country, according to report out Thursday from the Latin American Public Opinion Project. Head to South America, and more than seven adults say the same. The Caribbean comes in third with more than six…
Navajo Nation member Mario Atencio has seen the ways oil and gas can divide people. His cousins work for the industry out in New Mexico, and his grandmother lives in the unincorporated town of Counselor, not far from Chaco Canyon in the northwest corner of the state.
It’s not every day a woman runs for Senate—and definitely not in Arizona. Eve Reyes-Aguirre won’t let that deter her, though. The 42 year old is trying to become first woman senator in the state and the first indigenous woman senator, at that.
In 2014, residents in the predominantly black city of Flint, Michigan, were exposed to lead in their drinking water. Now, nearly four years later, a registry finally exists to help the state identify everyone that was exposed, and better provide them access to helpful resources.
In Latin America, being an indigenous environmentalist can be a deadly combination. So it should come as no surprise that Pope Francis is visiting Chile and Peru to speak out against the deforestation, mining, and land theft that’s threatening countless indigenous lives. After all, he’s been vocal about environmental…
Enough private companies want to buy TransCanada’s crude oil to bring the energy company’s notorious Keystone XL Pipeline closer to reality.
Before a pipeline can spill any oil or gas, it must be built. During that process, however, a different type of spill can happen—one that spews not fossil fuels but drilling liquid instead.