Did Climate Change Worsen the Southern California Fires?

Seven of the state’s 10 largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 years.

D.C. Has to Work Around a White House That Denies Climate Change to Prepare for a 500-Year Flood

The city needs the federal government's cooperation to make its climate-change resiliency plan work.

Mayors Gather in Chicago to Sign New International Municipal Climate Charter

"Rather than burying our heads in the sand, Chicago is working with cities across the country and around the world to address the threat of climate change," according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Environmental Review Law Faces GOP Scrutiny in U.S. House

“Congress needs to act," said U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, as he discussed the National Environmental Policy Act on Wednesday.

Spending on State and Local Environment and Interior Programs Spared Big Cuts in Senate Plan

But there aren’t huge boosts in the appropriations proposal either for programs that are significant for states and localities.

Days After a Pipeline Spill, Nebraska Gives Keystone XL Final Approval to Build

The last permitting hurdle for the $8 billion project has been cleared, after nine years of controversy and delay.

Weaponized Mosquitoes to Be Released in 20 States

The lab-grown, EPA-approved male insects are infected with bacteria that renders females infertile upon mating.

Study: PFOA Is in a Higher Percentage of U.S. Drinking Water Than Previously Thought

Perfluorooctanoic acid, an ingredient used in Teflon, is not currently regulated by the EPA, so state or local governments aren’t required to test for them.

Radioactive Sludge Disposal Heats Up Oil and Gas Politics in Colorado

A “glitch” in state law has caused major heartburn for regulators.

Growth of Private Tree Regulation Spurs Fear of Backlash

Will the recent tangle over the regulation of trees on private land in Texas spread to other cities and states?

Should Utilities Build Charging Stations for Electric Cars?

There's a broader debate about whether charging stations need to be built to create a market for electric cars, or vice versa, and whether the money should come from electric customers, private charging station companies or automakers.

To Soften a Hurricane's Blow, Don't Drain the Swamp

Wetlands directly prevented half a billion dollars in damages during Hurricane Sandy, a new study has found.

The Looming Consequences of Breathing Mold

Flooding means health issues that unfold for years.

States Looking for Bipartisan Solutions on Climate Change Might Consider California

Maintaining an open dialogue and considering the impacts new regulations will have on disparate areas have proven critical to the Golden State’s environmental and economic success.

Northeastern States Plan Aggressive Action to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Iowa’s incentives to lure an Apple data center; good news for a Kansas town lacking a hospital; and an Indiana sheriff “couldn't explain away images of his grabbing and pocketing large wads of cash” during his trial.

California Climate Deal Could Net Big Bucks for Polluters

The industry assistance program was created to acknowledge that the cost of complying with state rules might place some companies at a competitive disadvantage.

Rhode Island Runs Out of Money for Electric Car Incentives

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Aerial drones for San Francisco firefighters; Miami raw sewage problems; and a price-tag for Lansing’s city hall.

EPA Program to Clean Up Toxic Sites Gets Attention on Capitol Hill

President Trump has proposed slashing the Superfund program. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says he wants to make it a priority. Congress is taking a look at it, too.

Trump Warns He’ll Protect Alaska’s Environment, if Murkowski Doesn’t Back Obamacare Repeal

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: Missouri still refers to Asian Americans as 'Oriental'; Election Integrity vice chair's credibility questioned; no more parties in Miami Beach . . . after 2 a.m.?