Environment


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.

COURIER illustration (Desiree Tapia)
Amy Coney Barrett Could Bring the Climate Crisis to Its Breaking Point

How a conservative Supreme Court could make it harder for future presidents, Congress, and states to enact meaningful efforts to fight climate change.

The Oak Park Motel was destroyed by the flames of the Beachie Creek Fire east of Salem, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.  (Rob Schumacher/Statesman-Journal via AP, Pool)
Experts Warn of Mass Migrations in as Little as 30 Years as America Grapples With Changing Climate

New research model shows large swaths of the United States will become uninhabitable due to rising heat, humidity, and sea levels.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden’s Plan for the Climate Is Focused on Clean Jobs. Trump Says ‘It Will Start Getting Cooler.’

Both presidential nominees spoke about the environment as wildfires burn throughout the West Coast. Only Biden has released a plan to fight climate change.

Lindsay Royals (Image via Facebook)
With No Notice, Oregon Woman Had 20 Minutes to Get Out of Her House Before it Went Up in Flames

Lindsay Royals and her fiancé only had time to get their four cats, two dogs, and Royals' wedding dress into the car before fleeing.