The Lakota phrase “Mní wičhóni,” or “Water is life,” has become a new national protest anthem. It was chanted by 5,000 marchers at the Native Nations March in Washington, D.C., on March 10, and during hundreds of protests across the United States in the last year.
Within a day of Rex Tillerson’s swearing in as secretary of state, the State Department’s climate change website began to change.
As expected, President Donald Trump signed a permit for the pipeline’s construction on Friday, though a few roadblocks remain in its path.
Just like you tell yourself that you get all the hydration your body needs from beer (you don’t), koalas usually get all the water they need from eating eucalyptus leaves.
If you’re a typical American, you probably throw away too many clothes. But the companies behind those clothes have their own disposal problem, too.
In one Fresno zip code, 13.6 percent of children under the age of 6 have elevated levels of lead in their blood, according to a Reuters report, nearly three times higher than the percentage in Flint during its water crisis.
That’s a dramatic, 66-percent drop in coverage from 2015 across evening and Sunday news programs airing on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, according to a new study from Media Matters. ABC, for one, spent just six minutes on climate issues in 2016.
As a 60-day deadline set by President Trump approaches, the State Department plans by Monday to approve a permit for TransCanada to build the pipeline.
Constant warmth punctuated by repeated winter heatwaves stymied Arctic sea ice growth this winter, leaving the winter sea ice cover missing an area the size of California and Texas combined, and setting a record-low maximum for the third year in a row.
Nanette Barragán is used to facing off against polluters. Elected in 2013 to the city council of Hermosa Beach, California, she took on E&B Natural Resources, an oil and gas company looking to drill wells on the beach.
Nature is an overlooked antidote: People who live near green spaces are generally happier and report better physical and mental health.
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U.S. cities are packed with about 5 million medium-sized buildings — schools, churches, community centers, apartment buildings.
There’s a lot of totally rational concern over the future of the Environmental Protection Agency, especially in the wake of the skinny budget the Trump administration released last week.
An electric company in Ohio said yesterday that it would close two coal-fired plants that generate 3,000 megawatts of power.
There’s no question we live in unsettling times. But for the past few months, we at Grist have been able to indulge in a very effective form of group therapy, and now at last we can share it with the world.
On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Michigan city a $100 million grant to improve its municipal infrastructure, which has been contaminating drinking water with high levels of lead.
Dry conditions and high winds drove fires across Kansas, Oklahoma and north Texas earlier this month, burning homes, cattle, and over a million acres.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan shocked many on Friday when he endorsed a bill that would completely outlaw the practice.
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