The White House’s proposed budget deals a whopping blow to environmental programs of all kinds, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) would lose an invaluable asset: research into environmental health impacts.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has largely been safe from official blame regarding the lead-tainted water crisis in the city of Flint—until now.
The outdoor recreational industry contributed toward two percent of the U.S. GDP in 2016, according to a preliminary report the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released Wednesday. It’s the bureau’s first attempt to analyze this economic sector, and it points to the surprisingly large contribution of hunting,…
The gas tax has been the same since 1993. That’s as long as I’ve been alive. In that time, I’ve seen phones transform from Sidekicks to iPhones, computers become lightweight and touch-screen, and even vehicles go from straight hooptie town cars to electric, engine-free ones that float pointlessly in space.
The Trump administration is still on track to keep regulations on methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon, on the back burner. After putting an Obama-era rule that restricted oil and gas industry methane emissions on hold, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has now begun to rewrite the rule—and its…
The first liquefied natural gas tanker to cross through the Russian Arctic this time of year without the help of a separate icebreaker finished its journey Friday.
The Underwater Photography of the Year Competition announced its 2018 winners Monday, and the photos capture all the different landscapes hiding in the oceans. The competition’s been going on for just a few years, and 110 lucky photos received honors this year—out of more than 5,000 entries from 63 countries. The…
The EPA’s Superfund program has been spared from a dramatic funding cut under the White House’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.
Puerto Rico suffered a major power outage Sunday night that left several municipalities near the San Juan metropolitan area powerless.
The Environmental Protection Agency was eager to announce Thursday it racked up more than $5 billion in enforcement dollars in the fiscal year 2017. This money includes private parties that have agreed to clean up contaminated sites, fines criminals need to pay, and legal penalties. Here’s the catch: The agency under…
Shane Matson has been teaching physical science to middle and high schoolers in Leadore, Idaho, for nearly 30 years. Climate change has been a part of his lessons for about the last two decades. And until recently, it’s never really been a big deal.
These days, it’s easy to feel helpless, lost, and a little depressed. The climate is changing, and there is only so much a single person can do.
Outdoor gear company Patagonia won’t stop protecting public lands and the environment. Now, it’s helping the rest of us join in. On Wednesday, Patagonia launched a new website that connects everyday people to nearby environmental activism.
Disaster aid appears to finally be coming for survivors of hurricanes in the Southeast and wildfires in the West.
Some shareholders want to see oil companies take human rights into greater consideration when choosing what projects to finance. And the stark police brutality against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during its protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016 is why.
Members of the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe were out with their picket signs outside the Arizona Capitol Tuesday, protesting the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine.
For the first time ever, a running pipeline approved by the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) might get shut down.
Climate change is a complex topic that even grown-ass people have trouble understanding. Imagine how kids must feel (oh, and the parents and teachers who bear the responsibility of teaching them about it). Luckily, there’s a new book to help with all that.
In the predominantly black city of Flint, Michigan, 12 people died and at least 87 people got sick between 2014 and 2015—the result of a deadly bacterial outbreak that was suspected to have been triggered by the same water crisis that saw lead leach into the water supply. A pair of studies out this week confirm this…