Donald Trump wanted to put a road through one of the most remote parts of North America. His successor could finish the job.
Environment & Health
The West Virginia senator reaps big financial rewards from a network of coal companies with grim records of pollution, safety violations, and death.
Predatory deals from the financial crisis are back in time for the climate crisis.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ordered his agency to make novel use of a law to evade conservation restrictions that have blocked development of the Alaskan road to a remote village.
The extent of PFAS contamination is only now coming into focus. Here’s what I learned from investigating my home.
Internal whistleblowers say a branch of the state Department of Health was reluctant to penalize accused physicians.
The New York State-run facility in St. Albans, Queens, administered a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, despite safety warnings and doubts about efficacy.
Money and politics could doom the Florida panther — and the Endangered Species Act.
The Interior Department won’t release geologic information, raising questions about petroleum potential.
A city task force found a potential link between demolitions in Detroit and lead levels of children who live nearby. This is what happened next.
Federal scientists want to study how the virus interacts with wildlife—but they say a Trump appointee is stopping them.
“This is unrealistically fast-tracked,” a DOI employee who has reviewed the application told POLITICO.
Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.
It may take decades to see the worst effects of global warming. Yet Jim Reilly, the director of the US Geological Survey, is committed to short-term thinking.
This Black community can’t escape sugar industry pollution. Even their school district is in on it.
A political appointee at the Department of Interior has played a key, and sometimes controversial, role in opening a pristine wildlife refuge to drilling.
Long before the coronavirus devastated nursing homes, inadequate staffing in for-profit Texas facilities endangered residents, leading to injuries and deaths.
Luego del huracán María, el número de mujeres asesinadas por sus parejas se duplicó. Sobrevivientes dicen que la respuesta desacertada del gobierno ha puesto aún más vidas en peligro.
After Hurricane Maria, the number of women killed by their partners doubled. Survivors say the government’s misguided response has put more lives in danger.
NPS cuts “health and human safety” section from environmental analysis