The measure includes $47 billion to help communities prepare for the new age of extreme fires, floods, storms and droughts that scientists say are worsened by human-caused climate change.
The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Can it pull off one more big win?
Repeated shocks from hurricanes, fires and floods are pushing some rural communities, already struggling economically, to the brink of financial collapse.
The administration urged a court to throw out a challenge brought by tribal and environmental groups, backing a pipeline that would carry Canadian oil across Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.
The Line 3 pipeline would carry oil from Canada across Minnesota, crossing sensitive waterways as well as tribal lands. On Monday, protesters gathered to try to stop construction.
A proposal to construct barriers for storm surge protection has forced South Floridians to reckon with the many environmental challenges they face.
Reviving the South Florida ecosystem enjoys bipartisan support and deserves federal funding.
An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.
Port workers want early access to the coronavirus vaccine so they can prevent outbreaks that could shut down the nation’s ports and further damage the economy.
In a complaint unsealed on Friday, whistle-blowers working on President Trump’s wall said that contractors were illegally bringing in Mexican guards to protect construction sites.
The Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the proposed Pebble Mine project, saying it was “contrary to the public interest.”
The influx of whales to cleaner waters off New York City has meant that the number of them injured or killed there is on the rise.
Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.
The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.
The Army Corps of Engineers will impose new mitigation conditions on the developers of the proposed Pebble Mine, potentially pushing approval past the election.
The move toward opening the Pebble Mine has surfaced a rare dispute between Donald Trump Jr. and his father’s administration.
Two workers on the border wall learned they have the virus, prompting fears of further spread. Some residents had urged a halt to construction during the pandemic.
Entire communities around the country face this terrifying virus without being even able to wash their hands.
The time is growing short and fewer options are available. Using federal troops to help create hospital beds is one we should try.
The Trump administration is starting to insist that towns use eminent domain laws to force homeowners off flood-prone land. Notices are already going out.