Dangerous remnants of the region’s Cold War boom, more than 500 uranium mines were abandoned on and near the Navajo reservation.
Trump’s budget cuts would affect everything from faster airport screening to protecting people from earthquakes and investigating water contaminants.
Senate Republicans pushed past evidence that he secretly lobbied for his biggest client, the powerful Westlands Water District in California’s Central Valley.
Documents show that David Bernhardt maintained close contact with his client after testifying before Congress that he’d ceased lobbying.
West Virginia officials reversed a decision to move the schools from a flooded community to a new campus 30 miles away.
Science is more than a compilation of data and statistics. It is the pursuit of evidence-based answers to the questions that bedevil us, and even if we don’t ever have clarity, this pursuit brings us knowledge, shining light on what we know as well as what we still need to figure out. Silencing scientists plunges us back into darkness.
President Donald Trump derides the Environmental Protection Agency for saving “nearly every puddle or every ditch on a farmer’s land.” But scientists say these small waterways are fundamental to the nation’s drinking water supplies and wildlife.
After a year of protests and controversy, oil began flowing through the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline earlier this month. But the pipeline’s ultimate fate is now uncertain after a federal judge issued a ruling that challenges parts of the environmental review completed before the pipeline was permitted.
The San Juan Basin in the Four Corners region of the Southwest emits substantially more methane per unit of energy produced than most major gas-producing areas, according to a Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting analysis of industry data reported to the federal government.
Fossil fuel companies are among the biggest supporters of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Yet federal documents reveal that some companies are well aware of the severe risks of a warming planet.