Environment


In this 2016 file photo, people gather in front of a Flint, Mich. church before participating in a national march to highlight the push for clean water. (Image via Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
NC Could Shrink Drinking Water Lead Levels Under This Federal Plan

An ambitious piece of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal would replace lead pipes across the country.

Photo courtesy the Waugoshance Lighthouse Preservation Society
Iconic Michigan Lighthouses Are Crumbling Because of Climate Change

Lighthouses on either side of the Straits of Mackinac face destruction. Biden's climate plan could save many like them.

A recent study found that people making $109,000 and higher must adjust their carbon-emitting habits by a factor of 30 in order to stave of the most disastrous effects of climate change.
The World’s Wealthiest 1% Are Killing the Planet

Unless people making the equivalent of $109,000 and higher drastically change their habits, the world will be unable to prevent the most dire consequences of climate change.

President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020.  (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
All the Ways Trump Is Trying to Burn Down the House Before Leaving

Unlike past administrations, Trump and his staff are pushing through major policy changes that could make life harder for President-elect Biden.

Polar bear in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Trump Is Running Out of Time. So He’s Taking It Out on the Polar Bears.

President-elect Joe Biden vowed to oppose oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In the countdown to inauguration, Trump’s White House is doing all it can to ensure it happens.

Minority communities question election-year push by EPA
Communities of Color Aren’t Buying the EPA’s Change of Tune

"Is this a joke? It would take billions of dollars to fix what is wrong with our environment here."

Portland environmental groups sue over use of tear gas
Environmentalists Sue Federal Government Over Use of Tear Gas in Portland

A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday is seeking a court order to stop federal officers from deploying tear gas in Portland.