When It Comes to Climate, Why Are We Willing to Sacrifice Lives for Money?
Of course addressing the climate crisis will cost money. The important question is how we can save and improve lives by spending it.
America's Most Polluting Incinerators Disproportionately Affect Low-Income Neighborhoods and Communities of Color
For decades, the federal government has attempted to better prioritize equity in environmental initiatives. A new report highlights one area in which those efforts have fallen short.
Unhealthy Air and Hazy Skies: How Pollution Is Affecting National Parks
The National Parks Conservation Association's new report recommends mitigating pollution and transitioning to clean energy, with an emphasis on fair solutions.
Democratic Senators Announce the Creation of an Environmental Justice Caucus
Could it provide a path to bipartisan—and inclusive—climate change legislation?
Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Protect Public Lands Highlights Environmental Justice Issues
Warren's plan includes ending fossil fuel drilling on public lands, eliminating entrance fees for national parks, and mandating spending for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The EPA's Internal Watchdog Warns of Discrepancies in Data on Chemical Releases
The EPA's Office of Inspector General issued an emergency alert on Monday warning about data discrepancies concerning toxic chemical releases.
How to Think About Climate Change When You're Very, Very Afraid
In his new book, David Wallace-Wells lays out the grim scenarios that await humans under climate change—but also his reasons for hope.
North Carolina's Environmental History Is Littered With Racial Injustice
In Duplin County, residents have suffered as a result of their proximity to animal feeding operations, and that is only being exacerbated by the fallout from Hurricane Florence.
Federal Scientists Are Worried About Policies That Harm America's Most Vulnerable Populations
In an anonymous survey, government scientists expressed concerns about plans to reduce focus and research on racial and sexual minorities and the poor.
The EPA's New Leader Promises a More Conventional—but No More Strongly Regulated—Future
Andrew Wheeler pledges to listen to staffers, and to speed up regulatory processes.
What Trump's EPA Cuts Mean for the Future of Environmental Justice Funding
Facing Trump's proposals for cutting programs that help minorities and the poor, Democrats scramble to make up for missed opportunities to protect them.