Federal agencies had already been reeling from the Trump administration’s disdain for regulation. The shutdown adds insult to injury — and puts Americans at risk.
It sounds odd, but algae is being harnessed to reduce instances of algal bloom growing in lakes and reservoirs.
A bracing look at the real effects of global warming and a reminder that we can bury our heads in the sand about climate change for just so long. There are however some real global policy solutions that can still make a difference for our kids and grandkids — if we take substantive collective action.
Environmental activists scored a huge victory after a Virginia judge overturned a permit for the massive pipeline. Now big energy companies are lobbying Congress to overturn the ruling.
The financial cost of saving the bee is stinging farmers. Is it worth it?
Their October trial date delayed, a group of 21 youth fight to show that the government knew climate change was coming — yet took actions that made it worse.
30 percent of California is forested. There are over 129 million dead trees, residential buildings increasingly closer to wildland, and conflicts about who’s responsible for managing it all. What could go wrong?
Since fracking began, Oklahomans have been subjected to man-made earthquakes. Now the state has one question: Who will pay for the damage caused by these not-so-natural disasters?
Roundup has recently been proven to annihilate bees — pollinators essential to food production. Add it to the list of practices that have been killing them for 70 years.
A Washington State judge dismisses climate change lawsuit in a blow to a group of youth activists. While a setback, the activists vow to continue the fight.
The US Supreme Court has upheld a group’s right to sue the federal government because climate change is robbing young Americans of their future — and the court date couldn’t be much trickier for the GOP.
Author Dick Russell talks with RT’s Watching the Hawks about his WhoWhatWhy story on Watts — a neighborhood of Los Angeles that may become the new Flint, Michigan.
The billion-dollar redevelopment of a housing project in the South Los Angeles community of Watts raises disturbing questions about lead contamination in the soil, air, and water — and how Latino and African American children are already suffering the impacts.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to change the way the agency measures the costs and benefits of rules. It may sound wonky, but critics call it “sophisticated sabotage” — aimed at gutting rules protecting public health and the environment.
Can the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act level the playing field between factory farms and community activists? One community showed how it can be done.
An emergency relief act demands that all infrastructure be replaced as it was before a natural disaster. But what if the original infrastructure was disastrous beforehand? Build it bad again, it seems.
Can victims of corporate wrongdoing pursue justice in other countries? A Canadian court is dealing with that question this week and its ruling could have sweeping consequences across the globe.
An annual celebration of open government felt more like a funeral last week as transparency advocates, journalists, and former federal officials bemoaned the Trump administration’s unprecedented push for secrecy.
A group of children and teenagers has been trying to force the US government to take action on climate change for years. Now it looks as though they will finally see their day in court.
The murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres shows that corruption reaches right to the top in the hydropower industry.