Finally, some good news on the Dakota Access pipeline: the Obama administration will not allow the project to move forward. In a statement, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it will not be granting the easement needed to complete the pipeline at this time. Additionally, an environmental impact statement will…
EUGENE, Ore.—‘The most important lawsuit on the planet right now’ was born in a small, unassuming office on a tree-lined street in the liberal Oregon city of Eugene.
Since it was established in 2002, the UN-backed International Criminal Court has mostly prosecuted cases dealing directly with genocide or war crimes. A new announcement from the court, established by the Rome Statute to investigate crimes against humanity, gives promise to those who feel environmental destruction and…
BAKERSFIELD, CA— For Cristobal Chavez, getting clean water used to be as easy as dipping a bucket into a well at his home in Poplar-Cotton Center, a small town in Central California. Now, he spends about $200 a month on cases of bottled water for his family of nine to drink and cook with.
Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Mich. to survey the damage from the city's lead-in-water crisis.
There used to be much more to this island.
Two researchers have found that changes in a given day's wind pattern that send pollutants in a particular direction can cause crime rates to climb and, in aggregate, lead to at least $178 million a year in crime costs nationally.
Climate change could drive 100 million people into extreme poverty in just 15 years, the World Bank warned in a report on Sunday.
CHICAGO—When VonKisha Adams first raised the lid of the white box containing 50,000 bees, she almost screamed as they swarmed around her.
Over the past few decades, we've become accustomed to the complexity of corporate evil. The Enron fiasco began as an esoteric set of bookkeeping discrepancies that only people who understood things like merchant-model accounting could comprehend. Parsing the report on BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster involved wading…
In a move that stops just short of calling climate change doubters total blustering buffoons, The Associated Press has made a significant change to the "global warming" entry in its widely used style guide.
This spring, the Lax Kw’alaams Band, a Canadian First Nations people living in a remote part of British Columbia, rejected an offer amounting to $267,000 per person to allow a natural gas pipeline and processing facility to be built on their lands.
In 1971, Connie Gonzalez and her husband, Polo, bought their dream home in the small, coastal Dona Park neighborhood of Corpus Christi, Texas. At the time, the community of some 300 houses was a decent place to raise a family, said Gonzalez, a mother of two. There was a zinc smelter nearby offering respectable…
You wouldn’t normally expect to find solar panels on the rooftop of a church. But in 2015, a year in which solar power capacity is being added at a faster clip than all other power sources combined, that is where we are.
Some cities are known for their cleanliness, and some are notorious for smog and poor air quality. It's a fact of the carbon-burning world we live in, coupled with the geographical features of the places we occupy. In Los Angeles, the surrounding mountains keep emissions inside the valley, making its air the most…
A proposed 616-mile oil pipeline that would snake its way across North Dakota and northern Minnesota has been moving swiftly through regulatory and legal hurdles in the last two weeks, even as protests against its construction gather steam and Native American tribes argue the project could ruin their land.
The cell phone videos are shaky, and clearly taken in secret. Deep within Oregon's expansive timber country, Darryl Ivy was temporarily working as part of a pesticide crew, spraying the ground with weed killers from a truck, in order to let the fir seedlings grow free of natural competition.