Democrats question EPA postponement of environmental inequality training

Three House Democrats are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to postpone a training that was part of a series on environmental inequity faced by communities of color and low-income communities last month.

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Trump attacks them. COVID-19 threatens them. But immigrants keep the U.S. fed

Public Integrity analysis found 43% of nearly 2 million front-line farm and processing workers nationwide are immigrants — mostly Latino and many non-citizens.

At Climate Week, America’s cascading disasters dominate

This year’s events come amid a climate reckoning in the world’s richest country. Here are the takeaways.

Biden nets progressive climate endorsement

The endorsement from 350 Action is the latest sign the former veep's move to boost his climate plan's ambition is winning over skeptical progressives.

Here’s how the pandemic finally ends

A vaccine by early 2021, a steady decline in cases by next fall and back to normal in a few years—11 top experts look into the future.

Trump administration to announce plan to open Tongass forest to logging

The effort to open the Alaskan wilderness area, the nation’s largest national forest, has been in the works for about two years.

A Trump-Biden debate without climate change is inexcusable

The West is on fire, the Gulf Coast is under water, and voters want candidates to talk about the environment.

Battered, flooded and submerged: many Superfund sites are dangerously threatened by climate change

The Obama administration directed the EPA to focus on climate-related threats. Now, the Trump administration refuses to even use the word.

These agribusiness groups with ties to climate denial are trying to influence the US-UK trade deal

These groups represent industries worth billions of dollars, and are supported by some of the world's largest polluters.

On St. Louis visit, US secretary of agriculture talks climate change, dicamba, and more

"First of all, I don't agree with your premise that the administration is dismissive of climate change," said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Jacqueline Savitz: No, President Trump is not the 'environmental president'

If Trump wants to be known as the "environmental president" he should start acting like it. Expanding his decision to block offshore drilling in the rest of the Atlantic, the Pacific and Arctic would be a real environmental legacy.

New, secretive data system shaping federal pandemic response

HHS Protect, at the center of health agency clashes, was created after the CDC’s long struggle to modernize.

Trump may reject tougher F.D.A. vaccine standards, calling them 'political'

In suggesting he might reject tougher guidelines, President Trump once again undermined efforts by government scientists to bolster public confidence in their work.
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