In a first, California cracks down on farms guzzling groundwater

Regulators just imposed unprecedented fees on water usage in the state's agricultural heartland.

FEMA is making an example of this Florida boomtown. Locals call it ‘revenge politics.’

The Biden administration is trying to punish Lee County for rebuilding flood-prone homes. The state’s Republican…

How much do rich countries owe in climate aid? That’s the trillion-dollar question.

As COP29 climate talks approach, developing nations are pushing for a huge boost in decarbonization and…

North Carolina tried to rebuild affordable housing after a hurricane. It took half a decade.

Documents show how federal paperwork delayed the state’s recovery from Hurricane Florence and left low-income renters…

The EPA’s push to clean up trucking goes way beyond 18-wheelers

Delivery trucks, school buses, and other short-haul vehicles will electrify much faster than big rigs, easing…

Connecticut wants to penalize insurers for backing fossil-fuel projects

A new bill could impose a fee on any company insuring a fossil-fuel project in the…

In Texas, as in California, big fires lead to big lawsuits

Electric utility Xcel is facing several lawsuits over its role in the Smokehouse Creek Fire, highlighting…

States and tribes scramble to reach Colorado River deals before election

Landmark agreements would cut big states’ water usage for decades and deliver water to the Navajo…

How air pollution delayed a surge in extreme rain

Aerosol pollutants have masked the effects of global warming. Without them, the U.S. is about to…

Countries Are Building Giant ‘Sand Motors’ to Protect Their Coasts From Erosion

As sea levels rise, engineers are using massive Dutch-inspired sand sculptures to protect shorefront settlements.