Hawaii has passed a law to document sea level rise and set strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, aligning the state's goals with the Paris climate accord.
President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris accord has put China in partnership with California in pushing the global climate agenda.
Rex Tillerson signed a document that affirms taking international action against climate change, adding further confusion about Trump's climate policy.
Reviving debate over Bears Ears National Monument also revives racial tension in a remote corner of Utah
President Trump is considering rescinding or reducing the size of Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah.
The fierce debate over public land in the West is expected to further intensify with a Trump executive order reviewing national monuments created in last two decades.
The Environmental Protection Agency asked a court to delay arguments in a case involving Obama-era smog rules. Does that portend a relaxing of the regulations?
As a concept, Phoenix never made sense, and yet 1.5 million people managed to make a home in a scorching desert, and it worked. That was before the climate started changing.
A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as next week.
Ryan Zinke was confirmed with less rancor than other Trump picks, but where he'll take Interior Department isn't clear
The Senate has confirmed Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior secretary, responsible for more than 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West.
aw enforcement on Thursday entered the largest Dakota Access pipeline protest camp, where just a few dozen opponents of the pipeline remained in defiance of a deadline to evacuate.
Thanks to a very wet winter, the Colorado River, essential to nearly 40 million people, now appears likely to avoid a shortage next year.
One of the nation’s largest and longest environmental protests created an elaborate composting toilet operation that is a marvel of efficiency and an unlikely center of community.
A journalist arrested Wednesday in a broad sweep of a “rogue” protest camp near the Standing Rock reservation is facing criminal charges from North Dakota authorities.
Part of what drew many people to Standing Rock has been the chance to see themselves anew in pursuit of a larger cause, a greater good - whatever they perceive it to be.
The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday to end its relationship with Wells Fargo in protest of the Dakota Access pipeline.
The slow evolution of the U.S. becoming a country ready to lead the world in moving away from fossil fuels has been upended in a matter of days by President Trump.
As Donald Trump takes office, liberal islanders in Washington state feel an anxious blend of realization, determination and fear.
For decades, conservationists have made the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge a keystone in the fight to protect fragile Arctic wildlife. But this year all bets are off. The first drilling bills are in
The year 2016 is expected to be declared the hottest in recorded history just as the United States prepares to inaugurate a president who questions whether climate change is real.
Further burnishing his environmental legacy, President Obama on Wednesday designated two new national monuments in rugged areas of Utah and Nevada
Even as many people in the oil and gas industry are thrilled at the prospect of the Trump administration, experts say it's wrong to just blame government for restricting oil and gas production.
Obama will use his executive authority to permanently ban new drilling off parts of the Atlantic coast and the Arctic in a bid to boost his environmental legacy.
Grays Harbor, WA, hasn't voted for a Republican since Herbert Hoover. Until they went for Trump. Trump can't bring timber back but he's revived a contrary political voice in timber country
The Trudeau government has rejected the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline through British Columbia, while approving two others.
North Dakota governor orders evacuation of Standing Rock protest site, but no forcible removals planned
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rescinded an earlier plan to force demonstrators out of a protest site over the proposed Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.
The Interior Department's five year plan for offshore drilling bans operations in the large parts of the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans
Here's how the United States proposes to reduce greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change -- with or without federal government action.
The Obama administration said Monday it will continue to delay the Dakota Access pipeline while it conducts more analysis and consults with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is seeking a federal court's permission to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and finish the four-state project.
How will a Trump administration affect U.S. policy concerning climate change agreements, environmental regulation and pipeline building?
Will the not-guilty verdicts embolden the militia movement and others who argue that the country has reached a point where citizens need to act according to conscience, not the law?
On Election Day, less than a week after the historic Paris climate accord is set to take legal effect, voters here in Washington state will have the chance to establish one of the world’s most ambitious policies for fighting climate change: the first statewide tax on carbon emissions.
It helped save the ozone layer. Now the refrigerant is being phased out as a culprit in global warming
In a major effort to fight climate change, nearly 200 nations reached a deal to limit powerful greenhouse gases
Wyoming kills proposal to increase the state's wind tax, a unique -- and some contend desperate -- effort to offset to downturn in the coal, oil and natural gas markets.
Plans for a $3.7 billion, 1.134-mile pipeline to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois have touched off a protest involving tribes from across the U.S. Here's what the fight is about.
A reckoning arrives every August for the Colorado River and the 40 million people who depend on it. What's the elevation of Lake Mead? The answer in recent years has been depressingly the same.
Hundreds of tribal members have gathered on the prairie grass above the Missouri River to stand in the path of a 1,170-mile pipeline project they say will mar sacred ground and endanger their lone supply of drinking water. On horseback or in the beds of pickup trucks, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe have blocked bulldozers and earthmovers, but a bigger showdown looms – a federal court fight that could halt the mammoth pipeline project. YARDLEY. Dateline: Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
A 2014 accident in an underground nuclear waste dump could cost more than $2 billion to clean up and is complicating disposal efforts around the country.
Arizona's top water manager hopes to prevent a water war over the Colorado River by continuing to take incremental steps to conserve.
Arguing health risks, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban coal shipments Monday night, killing a plan to transport Utah coal to Asia through a proposed marine terminal.
For decades, an idealized land known as Cascadia has existed in the imaginations of tree-huggers and eco-enthusiasts, a sustainable region in the Northwest that would transcend borders and political divisions. Now Cascadia has been mapped with precise boundaries. And in addition to the rich agricultural lands and power generating rivers is a deep fault line -- one capable of triggering a mega-earthquake.
Bald eagles pose an increasing risk at U.S. airports. Here's how officials are trying to protect them.
One third of all bald eagle-versus-plane collisions occur in Alaska, where four people were killed after an eagle hit an aerial photography flight recently near Anchorage. As their populations grow, bald eagles are an increasing threat to planes across the U.S., according to USDA researchers. What is an airport to do about a protected, not-so-smart bird the size of a Thanksgiving ham?
It is just a modest extension -- two stations added to 13 others already in existence on a line that serves a tiny fraction of the population in one of the
Environmentalists and energy experts have been saying it for a while now. So have private investors and federal regulators. Lawmakers across the West are
Two months after Arch Coal filed for bankruptcy protection amid a steep decline in the coal industry, the company has announced that it will stop pursuing a
President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday announced a wide range of environmental initiatives to combat climate change, expand
A years-long effort to turn a tiny town near the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park into the site of 2,200 new homes and a sprawling commercial area was
A decade after federal wildlife officials tried and failed to remove protections for grizzly bears that live in and near Yellowstone National Park, they are
They feel them in the little city of Cushing, where a web of pipelines and giant oil storage tanks makes the area a crucial international hub -- and vulnerable.
Mining companies' fortunes are tied to land reclamation. So the government is helping failing firms continue operating.
The same day four final holdouts ended the armed occupation of a remote wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, a new occupation was just getting underway.
Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher whose refusal to pay federal grazing fees led to an armed standoff with law enforcement two years ago, was arrested late
A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday charges Ammon Bundy and 15 other people involved in the standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge with a single
The Internet is not the only place where a passionate and often anonymous debate took place Friday over what a video released by the FBI revealed about the
The rancher arrived with the evening snowfall. He wore a white hat, a silk scarf and a face carved with Western credibility. The Bundy brothers were not
Gerald "Jerry" Smith grew up in Nevada and went to work for the Bureau of Land Management right after college. As a local, he figured he was uniquely suited to
People loved to leave this town. Kids grew up and got out. Take me to Minot, they would say. To Fargo or Bismarck. Anywhere but this emptiness.
For more than two decades, conservation groups have argued that a wolf and the rainforest in southeast Alaska where it lives are at risk.
The standoff at a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon has put a spotlight on an often overlooked conflict over grazing rights on federally owned land that has
Late last summer, with wildfires burning throughout the West and the U.S. Forest Service announcing yet again that it would have to borrow money to fight them,
A Utah official who quietly helped arrange a $53-million loan using public money so that coal-producing counties in his state could export coal to Asia through
Shifting politics of oil and climate change contributed to President Obama's decision to reject Keystone XL pipeline.
If Ken Ivory could ask the Republican presidential hopefuls a question at their debate Wednesday night in Colorado, the state lawmaker from Utah would raise a
The blowout at an abandoned Colorado gold mine in August that sent 3 million gallons of toxic mine waste into rivers below could have been prevented by the
The story of the wolves, the island and the ancient forest began long before there were struggling sawmills and endangered species.