"They are undermining the department's mission at every turn": New documents reveal just how much the Department of the Interior favored industry over conservation.
The state senator from Los Angeles has racked up major legislative achievements on everything from clean energy to immigration reform. Now he faces his biggest—and most unlikely—challenge yet: unseating Dianne Feinstein.
Far from the urban hubs of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, thousands of poor Brazilians must travel hours by boat just to vote.
I've seen firsthand how music can restore what's missing in prison: a respect for humanity.
Gerrymandering in the Great Lakes State has cost some communities their representation, their schools, and their access to clean drinking water.
University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer needed money to save his school. Alum and Nike chief executive Phil Knight was happy to help. But after Frohnmayer made a key mistake, Knight exacted a brutal punishment.
After securing over $500 million in March to build a border barrier, the Department of Homeland Security has begun laying the foundation for the first miles of Donald Trump's long-promised wall. The blueprint bisects federally protected public lands and dismembers private property that's been passed down for generations.
In California's Central Valley, the oil industry has been dumping wastewater into unlined—and under-regulated—ponds, threatening the state's limited groundwater and the humans who rely on it.
The state's oil regulator has the dual burden of facilitating oil development while protecting the environment and public health. Can it do both?
On the frontlines of extinction in the Gulf of California, where the vaquita faces its final days.
Over the last 10 years, the poaching and trafficking of animal products has become the fourth-highest-grossing crime in the world. But because wildlife crime is not bound by national borders and each country has its own rules and ideas, its management and policing has become unwieldy at best.
Australian plant ecologist Brenton Ladd wants to reengineer the notoriously nutrient-poor soils in the Amazon, and, in the process, save the world's trees. But first, he has to convince Peruvian farmers and non-profits—and occasionally, his own research team—that he's not just another gringo with a strange idea.