By setting aside vital protective measures, the president and governor appear to take advantage of an economic and health emergency in order to allow more profits and pollution from existing industrial plants and to speed up the permitting of proposed new fossil fuel and plastics plants.
As climate change drives more extreme coastal storms and precipitation events, the system must undergo a drastic overhaul or risk stranding millions in flood-prone homes.
During Hurricane Harvey, thousands of properties behind two federally owned reservoirs flooded.
Regulators didn't start monitoring air quality soon enough during the monster storm, which brought a spike in hazardous emissions from industrial facilities.
The EPA didn't have air quality monitoring procedures in place for Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, and wasn't able to inform the public adequately about storm-related toxic pollution from industrial sites, the EPA Office of Inspector General has said.
Pentagon officials view climate breakdown as an existential threat to human society - and are already taking action, says Michael Klare, author of All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change
A new study finds the most destructive hurricanes are hitting the US three times more often.
Robert Bullard: Environmental racism is real and Democratic candidates must show how they’ll address it
A form of systemic oppression — one that holds back our community, sickens our children and cuts our lives short — has been nearly absent from the debate stage: environmental racism.
Scientists should study Texas. We may be the secret to understanding climate change denial.
With hurricane season underway, contractors this week secured a sloped area of the San Jacinto Waste Pits that has needed multiple repairs over the years.